The Descent of the Holy Ghost by Fr. Bonaventure Ostendarp
Makeda was a monarch of the ancient kingdom of Sheba and is referred to in Habeshan history, the Hebrew Bible, the New Testament, and the Qur’an. Sheba was an ancient name for Abyssinia, a kingdom on the Red Sea in the vicinity of modern Ethiopia and Yemen. African women of antiquity were legendary for their beauty, power and lover affairs. At this time, Ethiopia was second only to Egypt in power and fame.
@blackbiblicaldestiny) David was, according to the Bible, the second king of the United Kingdom of Israel and Judah, and according to the New Testament Gospels of Matthew and Luke, an ancestor of Jesus. His life is conventionally dated to c. 1040–970 BC, his reign over Judah c. 1010–1002 BC, and his reign over the United Kingdom c. 1002–970 BC. The Books of Samuel, 1 Kings, and 1 Chronicles are the only sources of information on David, although the Tel Dan Stele (dated c. 850–835 BC)…
El Shaddai:..As we have said, the name El Shaddai is found in Job more than any other book of Scripture. This is not unexpected since Job himself gets a particularly clear revelation of God’s power (Job 38–42). Though he spends most of the book seeking to question Him, God’s display of wisdom and power forces Job to be silent (Job 40:3–5). Such is the response of all who know His greatness.
The Theotokos & the Twelve Apostles — Fifty Days after the Resurrection of Christ, awaiting the descent of the Holy Spirit
This past Sunday, a young woman shared what her mother taught her about the word, Christmas. She was of Spanish descent and, in Spanish, the word "más" translates to the English word "more". So her mother taught her that Christmas is a call for more Christ in our lives. Here is wishing you all more Christlike love and the peace that following his gospel brings, not just during the Christmas season, but the whole year through. Merry Christmas!