Orthodox Funeral Ceremony: Rites And Burial

Orthodoxy is one of the three branches of Christianity and is a monotheistic religion. It is characterized by the preservation of the religious doctrine and customs practiced since the foundation of the religion. It does not admit any modification or adaptation of religious requirements to the cultural habits of each generation. Certain peculiarities concerning rituals and burial are also noted […]

Top 6 Weirdest Holy Relics In Christianity

The earliest source of the existence of relics – objects of great religious significance – in Christianity is mentioned in the Old Testament when a man was brought back to life upon touching the prophet Elisha’s bones. “Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man’s body into Elisha’s […]

The Process To Being Declared A Catholic Saint

Many of the world’s religions bestow special status on people who demonstrate a life of almost perfect virtue. Religions differ on the title assigned to these people. The Catholic church calls them saints. The process by which someone becomes a saint is called canonization. The Catholic church has canonized around 3,000 people – the exact number is unknown because not […]

Breaking Down The Differences Between Major Christian Denominations

One topic that can be confusing for many people is the seemingly endless variety of church denominations. What’s the difference between a “First Baptist” church and a “First United Methodist” church? How do you know whether you should attend an Assemblies of God church or a Presbyterian one? To help, here’s a quick overview of the different denominations of Christianity […]

Lead Us Not Into Temptation, but Deliver Us From Evil.

Jesus spent 40 days in the desert being tempted by Satan. The latter presented everything we would ever want: our basic needs and even glory, yet Jesus did not budge, as He knew his identity in God. In Genesis 3: 1-7, we witnessed ‘The Fall’, the famous passage where the serpent tempted Adam and Eve. Keep that verse in mind; […]

Unholy Sexual Cords.

This Biblical verse is one that many of us are familiar with, and it is often read in churches for weddings or whenever there is a need to preach about the holy union of wife and husband. In this article, we will talk about sexual cords. “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to […]

This is how the word Homosexual entered the Bible.

If I were to ask you the origin of the term homosexual in the Bible, you would say it dates back to the original text, right? Well, you would actually be wrong; the term ‘pervert’ was mistranslated to homosexual in the RVS or Revised Standard Version of the Bible in 1946. This led to the blatant homophobia that religious conservatives […]

Adam’s first wife wasn’t Eve but Lilith.

According to the Jewish, Islamic and Christian theologies, Adam and Eve were the first humans created by God to populate the earth and take care of His creation. Let’s delve a little into the story – Adam and Eve had to take care of the Garden of Eden and the animals. They were the parents of humanity and the first […]

Debauchery: Drug Addiction And Alcoholism. What Does The Bible Say?

In the last article about debauchery, we went through ‘pre-marital sex’. Now we will talk about drug and alcohol abuse. Drugs and alcohol are at the center of many Hollywood movies. People consuming the media are more and more exposed to this glamourized culture of drug-taking and alcoholism. Off and onscreen people are tempted to indulge in this new fancy […]