House of the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus-Turkey

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The House of the Virgin Mary is a Catholic and Muslim shrine located on Mt. Koressos in the vicinity of Ephesus, Turkey. The house was discovered in the 19th century by following the descriptions in the reported visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich (1774–1824), a paralyzed German Roman Catholic nun and visionary, which were published as a book by Clemens Brentano after her death. One of Emmerich’s accounts was a description of the house the Apostle John had built in Ephesus for Mary, the mother of Jesus, where she had lived to the end of her life.

Archaeologists who have examined the building believe most of the building dates from the 6th or 7th century but its foundations are much older and may well date from the 1st century AD, the time of Mary. The Catholic Church has never come out in favor or against the authenticity of the house, but nevertheless maintains a steady flow of pilgrims since its discovery.

Inside the most important Ethiopian Church: Mary of Zion

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The Ethiopian Orthodox Church claims that the Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion in Axum houses the Biblical Ark of the Covenant, in which lie the Tablets of Law upon which the 10 Commandments are inscribed. We make it through the main entrance and we witness an impressive Christian mass. We also see an illustrated Holy Bible which is more than 500 years old and it is made of goat skin.

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Solemn High Mass Homily honoring Immaculate Heart of Mary and Blessing of New Pipe Organ

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This Solemn High Mass honors the Immaculate Heart of Mary, and also marks the Blessing of the Parish’s new pipe Organ, enabling the new pipe Organ’s Liturgical use. This Homily includes the chanting of the Gospel (Jn 19:25-27). This homily from St. Benedict’s Parish in Chesapeake, Virginia ( St. Benedict’s is a Catholic Church under the aegis of the Diocese of Richmond and is staffed by the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, and Home of Daily Confession and daily Tridentine Latin Mass in the Tidewwater area. All sacraments are according to the Liturgical Books of 1962.

Msgr. John Essef: Mary, the First To Know Jesus

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Msgr. Esseff was ordained 1953 for the diocese of Scranton. In 1959 ,Padre Pio became his spiritual director. Years later, he became the spiritual director of Mother Teresa and gives retreats to her sisters worldwide. He is also an exorcist and conducts the Pope Leo XIII School to train diocesan exorcists. Presented at Annunciation BVM Church, Havertown, PA. March 25, 2017

Mary J. Blige – “Mighty River” (Lyric Video, Mudbound OST)

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Take a listen to Mary J. Blige’s “Mighty River” with accompanying lyrics.
“Mighty River” was written by Mary J. Blige and produced by Rafael Saadiq for the Netflix Original Film “Mudbound”(directed by Dee Rees)

History Left Behind In Abandoned Pastor’s House | St. Margaret Mary of Detroit | Part 3 of 3

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This is part 3 of 3 of the St. Margaret Mary of Detroit series. I originally went to explore this Catholic church expecting for it to be a normal video. Fortunately for all of us, I had some wonderful surprises. These surprises has prompted me to create a 3 part series that takes me through 3 different buildings within one explore.

I’m releasing these 3 videos over a span of 3 days (back to back to back) and I am hoping you embrace and enjoy all of them.

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Urban Catholic School Abandoned and In Shambles | St. Margaret Mary of Detroit | Part 2 of 3

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Union Lake, MI 48387


St. Margaret Mary was founded in June of 1920, with its first service held in a doctor’s office on Bewick Avenue on Detroit’s east side. Any doubts he may have had about the viability of the parish were quickly wiped away, as the congregation grew quickly, and began construction of a church building on the corner of Warren Avenue and Lemay Street in late July. Within seven weeks the construction of the church was far enough along that services could be held in it, and was finished by December. Just six months had passed from founding to finishing.

In 1982, the Detroit Archdiocese closed St. Margaret Mary Church, which was only averaging about 50 to 65 parishioners on Sundays. The aging church building needed significant repairs, the cost of which could only be born by a larger congregation. Two years later, the church, parish house and the school (which had closed in 1970) were sold to Hill of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, which moved in 1984.

As recently as October of 2011 Hill of Calvary was still holding services in the church building. There were tentative plans to reopen the school as a community center, but the shrinking congregation was struggling to maintain and repair the sanctuary, which had fallen into disrepair. Sometime in late 2011 or early 2012 services were moved into the basement of the parish house in between the church and school. In August of 2012, the parish house and old sanctuary are broken into and badly vandalized. Musical instruments were stolen, and the perpetrators tried to set the church on fire. Police were called but weren’t able to make the scene, suggesting to the church that they file a report online. The parish house was boarded up a few days later, and has not been active since.

Fr. Gabriel Mosher, O.P.’s Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving at St. Margaret Mary (6/14/2015)

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Fr. Gabriel Thomas Mosher, O.P, celebrated his First Mass of Thanksgiving – A Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form (Roman Rite), at St. Margaret Mary’s Church (Oakland, CA) last June 14, 2015. The mass celebrated was the External Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, with the composition “Missa Cordi Sacro” by Frank LaRocca sung by the Pacific Collegium Choir. He was assisted by Fr. Donald Morgan (Deacon) and Abbe Kevin Kerscher (Subdeacon). Fr. Augustine Thompson, O.P., was the homilist. After mass, Father Gabriel imparted his first blessing. A festive reception followed at the Father Kozina Hall.

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Traditional Latin Mass Society of San Francisco