Been thinking about the story of Lazarus in the New Testament. The story of Jesus raising him from the death is told in the Gospel of John. Also told in John is his presence at a feats given by Simon the leper just before Passover and his crucifixion.
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On Oct. 1, the Federal government shutdown due to the failure of Congress to pass a budget for at least five years. The effects have varied but seemingly at random. One religion has been singled out for unusual attention by the Department of Defense as part of its closures. Roman Catholics have been prevented from attending religious services, classes and other religious events on military bases worldwide.
Benedict has suggested that he will live a life of prayer in the monastery. Whether that means he will be cloistering himself, or becoming a hermit, is unclear. He could ask to be received into a religious order that lives by a rule and practices some form of solitary prayer, such as the Carthusians or the Camaldolese. He may also choose a simple life of prayer, contemplation and writing aided by his staff.
Maj. James J. Peak, a chaplain assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 101st Airborne Division, celebrates Mass with soldiers of Company B, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division at Combat Outpost Charkh, here, Dec. 10. Peak, a Spokane, Wash., native conducted the first Mass at COP Charkh since August. Photo by […]