BURN THE SKIES WITH FLAMES OF MAN (Video)

TORCH THE WIND WITH WONDER – spectacular deep space images fro…

TORCH THE WIND WITH WONDERJustin B.We know what we are made of,And it’s not mud,Nor dirt, as the Sumerians said,Mixed with a slain god’s blood,The cry of our ancestors,Is the cry we have today:Burn the skies with flames of man, And torch the wind with wonder,We were made of cosmic dust,The diamond powder of thunder,We are the creators of gods,In our temples they wander,Of hanging gardens in the sky,Of pyramids reaching for the stars,Of dreams beyond and yonder,We are here to change the world,Not sent down for a blunder, When time comes to say goodbye,Send us back with a joyful cry,Not with a tearful whimper.Image credit: NASA, Music Antti Martikainen – Eternal Saga – 01 Eternal Saga

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Adel Bishtawi

We know what we are made of,
And it’s not mud,
As they claimed,
Nor dirt, as the Sumerians said,
Mixed with a slain god’s blood,
Which colour one day will fade,
The cry of our ancestors,
Is the cry today is heard:

Burn the skies with flames of man,
And torch the wind with wonder,

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LOVE STORY

THE LOVE STORY ETERNAL

LOVE STORY (Where Do I Begin)Lyrics by Carl SigmanWhere do I begin To tell the story Of how great a love can be The sweet love story That is older than the sea The simple truth about the love she brings to me Where do I start With her first hello She gave new meaning To this empty world of mine There'll never beAnother love, another time She came into my life And made the living fine She fills my heart She fills my heart With very special things With angel songs With wild imaginings She fills my soul With so much love That anywhere I go I'm never lonely With her along who could be lonely I reach for her hand It's always there How long does it last Can love be measured by the hours in a day I have no answers now But this much I can say I know I'll need her 'till the stars all burn away And she'll be thereHow long does it last Can love be measured by the hours in a day I have no answers now But this much I can say I know I'll need her 'till the stars all burn away And she'll be therePlates: Sonia D., private share; Music: Andy Williams, Lyrics: Carl Sigman

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LOVE STORY (Where Do I Begin)

Lyrics by Carl Sigman

Where do I begin
To tell the story 
Of how great a love can be
The sweet love story
That is older than the sea
The simple truth about the love she brings to me
Where do I start

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THE GREAT CHURCHES OF THE WORLD

The oldest and greatest churches of the world

THE OLDEST AND GREATEST CHURCHES OF THE WORLDApplied Biliteral Etymology: Contrary to a widely-held belief, Christianity not Judaism, could be the older of a “new” crop of religions partially based on beliefs and practices developed in Mesopotamia, an ancient land in which almost every city kept a guardian God for a total of perhaps 2,000 gods, probably 5,000 years ago.The origins of Christianity appear to be related to the ancient city of Kanish (Kaneš;), a central Anatolian powerful city-state. During the period of Old Assyrian trader residence in Anatolia (ca. 1900-1750 BC), Kanish had been the centre of trader operations from which an extensive network of major and minor trading outposts was controlled (source: Life and Thought in the Ancient Near East, Louis Lawrence Orlin).The word for church in ancient Arabic is Kaneesa, and that of a synagogue is Kanees. The difference between the two is that the first is feminine and the second is masculine, making both exactly the same. Related words, such as Injeel (New Testament), angel, angelic, etc., appears to be of Sumerian origin Anu Gal (The Great An/Anu).Arabic rahib (Christian priest) derives from the Stone Age biliteral root *RH. Another word ‘qes’ derives from *GS, another Stone Age biliteral root. Messiah derive from *MŜ migrated to *MS “wipe, anoint, touch, hold, walk” etc.. It is attested in Akkadian masiu: cleaned.https://books.google.com.mt/books?id=f6QWIxP-iscC&pg=PA96&lpg=PA96&dq=old+Turkish+city+of+Kanish&source=bl&ots=WnvlCsmCvI&sig=h7myBU0twvtRjdfOsasSzTSGItI&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiEpdCcy6PUAhUGWBQKHcaCBnkQ6AEIPDAD#v=onepage&q=old%20Turkish%20city%20of%20Kanish&f=falseA biref about the oldest churches:1- The Dura Europos church is the earliest identified Christian house church. It is located in Dura Europos in Syria and dates from 235 AD. The site of Dura Europos, a former city and walled fortification, was excavated largely in the 1920s and 1930s by French and American teams. Within the archaeological site, the house church is located by the 17th tower and preserved by the same defensive fill that saved the nearby Dura Europos synagogue.2- Megiddo church in Tel Megiddo, Palestine, is one of the oldest church buildings ever discovered by archaeologists, dating to the 3rd century AD. In 2005, archaeologist Yotam Tepper of Tel-Aviv University discovered the remains of a church, believed to be from the third century, a time when Christians were still persecuted by the Roman Empire. The remains were found at the Megiddo Prison, which is located a few hundred meters south of the Tel. Among the finds is an approx. 54-square-metre (580 sq ft) large mosaic with a Greek inscription stating that the church is consecrated to “the God Jesus Christ.” The mosaic is very well preserved and features geometrical figures and images of fish, an early Christian symbol.3- The Monastery of Saint Anthony is a Coptic Orthodox monastery standing in an oasis in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. Hidden deep in the Red Sea mountains, it is located 334 km (207 miles) southeast of Cairo. It is one of the oldest monasteries in the world, and was established by the followers of Saint Anthony, who is considered to be the first ascetic monk. The Monastery of St. Anthony is one of the most prominent monasteries in Egypt and has strongly influenced the formation of several Coptic institutions, and has promoted monasticism in general. Several patriarchs have been pulled from the monastery, and several hundred pilgrims visit it each day.4- Saint-Pierre-aux-Nonnains basilica is a historic church building in Metz, France that was built in 380 AD and is one of the oldest churches in Europe. The building was originally built to be part of a Roman spa complex, but the structure was converted into use as a church in the 7th century becoming the chapel of Benedictine monastery. A new nave was constructed in the 1000s with further interior renovations. In the 16th century the building became a warehouse and remained so until the 1970s when it was restored and opened for concerts and exhibitions.5- Church of Our Lady Mary of Sahyoon (Zion) of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is the most important church in Ethiopia. The original church is believed to have been built during the reign of Ezana, the first Christian emperor of Ethiopia, during the 4th century AD, and has been rebuilt several times since then. The church is in the town of Axum in the Tigray Province. Its first putative destruction occurred at the hands of Queen Gudit during the 10th century. Its second, confirmed, destruction occurred in the 16th century at the hands of Ahmad ibn Ibrihim al-Ghazi, after which it was rebuilt by the Emperor Gelawdewos, then further rebuilt and enlarged by Fasilides during the 17th century.6- Cathedral of Trier is a church in Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. It is the oldest cathedral in the country. The edifice is notable for its extremely long life span under multiple different eras each contributing some elements to its design, including the center of the main chapel being made of Roman brick laid under the direction of Saint Helen, resulting in a cathedral added on to gradually rather than rebuilt in different eras. Its dimensions, 112.5 by 41 m, make it the largest church structure in Trier. Since 1986 it has been on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites.7- The Church of Saint Simeon Stylites is a well preserved church that dates back to the 5th century, located about 30 km northwest of Aleppo, Syria. It is built on the site of the pillar of St. Simeon Stylites, a famed hermit monk. It is popularly known as Qalat Seman (قلعة سمعان) the ‘Fortress of Simeon’.8- Hagia Sophia is a former Orthodox patriarchal basilica, later a mosque, and now a museum in Istanbul, Turkey. From the date of its dedication in 360 until 1453, it served as the cathedral of Constantinople, except between 1204 and 1261, when it was converted to a Roman Catholic cathedral under the Latin Patriarch of Constantinople of the Western Crusader established Latin Empire. The building was a mosque from 29 May 1453 until 1934, when it was secularized. It was opened as a museum on 1 February 1935.9- Saint Catherine’s Monastery, Mount Sinai on the Sinai Peninsula, at the mouth of a gorge at the foot of Mount Sinai in Saint Katherine city in Egypt. The monastery is Orthodox and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. According to the UNESCO report (60100 ha / Ref: 954), this monastery is one of the oldest working Christian monasteries in the world together with the Monastery of Saint Anthony, situated across the Red Sea in the desert south of Cairo, also lays claim to that title.10- The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is one of the oldest continuously operating churches in the world. The structure is built over the cave that tradition marks as the birthplace of Jesus of Nazareth, and thus it is considered sacred by Christians. The site is also revered by followers of Islam.Text and image credit: Wikipedia, Reproduction: https://thewondrous.com/the-10-oldest-churches-in-the-world, Etymology: Applied Biliteral Etymology. Music: Carmina Burana – O Fortuna – Carl Orff – André Rieu.

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Applied Biliteral Etymology: Contrary to a widely-held belief, Christianity not Judaism, could be the older of a “new” crop of religions partially based on beliefs and practices developed in Mesopotamia, an ancient land in which almost every city kept a guardian God for a total of perhaps 2,000 gods, probably 5,000 years ago.

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