Beside this, the manifestation of the Spirit as Sri Sai Baba is unique in another respect. No one knows his caste, creed, or parentage. This anonymity lent a strange facet to his teaching. To the Hindus he was an orthodox brahmin with sacred fire, enjoining the worship of the many gods and the devout study of various Hindu scriptures; he even named the mosque as Dwarakamai and planted the Tulasi in its frontyard and then allowed himself to be worshipped by his devotees in the Hindu fashion.
To the moslems, he was a moslem, a pir, living in a mosque, observing the discipline enjoined for a fakir, always uttering the Islamic Allah Malik, guiding moslem seekers like Abdul Baba along the Islamic line. To the Parsis, he was the sacred fire-worshipper. His life, too, is a living manifestation of the Sermon of the Christ and of the eight fold path of the Buddha. Thus, in him we have a perfect model of harmony of all religions for whom this world, with all its sectarian and religious antagonisms, has been looking forward.
A third feature that specially belongs to him is this: Most of the religious scriptures and holy men seem to suggest that one ought not to aspire for this or that material goal, in being devoted to a guru or god. Sri Sai Baba never laid down such a rule. Indeed, once, when a self-assured devotee dissuaded a few visitors who came to Sai Baba for the fulfilment of material needs, the Master told him not do so.
The fourth unique feature is the phenomenally large number of instances in which the great fakir has been physically appearing before his devotees, even decades after his mahasamadhi literally fulfilling his verbal assurance on the great event.
From: Sai Baba The Master By Pujya Acharya Sri Ekkirala Bharadwaja.
I find the statue of Mary that stands above the main entrance of the Pacific campus of Providence hospital in Everett both eerie and peaceful. It’s been there as long as I can remember. At 12:00 noon you hear a prayer chime throughout the hospital and somehow, whether you believe in God or not, the sound brings a sense of calm. I think it’s because it takes you out of the moment which for many who are there I’m sure welcome the respite from what ails them. .
Chapel of St Peter and St Paul ( London - UK ) in the old royal naval college is a Neoclassical masterpiece by James ‘Athenian’ Stuart and William Newton. Featuring a Samuel Green organ and an altarpiece painted by Benjamin West, it is one of Britain's finest eighteenth century interiors.As well as a beautiful place to visit, the Chapel is still an active place of worship, holding regular services throughout the week, as well as frequent events and performances. Services and events often feature the Chapel Choir, which features students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and talented vocalists from across London.Take a look to your right when you enter the Chapel vestibule. An imposing marble memorial commemorates Sir John Franklin and the crews of the ships Erebus and Terror who lost their lives in the ill-fated expedition of 1845 to search for the North West Passage. It was created by Richard Westmacott Junior.The Naval motifs are depicted throughout the Chapel, reflecting the building’s original purpose as a place of worship for the inhabitants of the Royal Hospital for Seamen. In the centre of the black and white marble floor there is a ship’s anchor. A rope design runs along the edge of the pews which is said to match exactly the diameter of an anchor cable of a first-rate ship of the line.The ceiling of the Chapel is a wonderful piece of craftsmanship and is almost certainly responsible for the superb acoustics of the space. It was designed by the master plasterer John Papworth in a neo-classical design of squares and octagons. The intricate central ornaments were carved, rather than cast in moulds. It is plastered in light blue and cream following a Wedgewood-inspired colour scheme.The organ at the west end of the Chapel is a fine example of the work of Samuel Green (1740-96), the leading organ builder of his day. It was completed at a cost of £1000 in 1798 and is probably the largest instrument built by Green still in its original position. It has three manuals and the pipework, which is noted for its purity of tone and rich mixture stops, is still in use. The handsome and delicately carved Spanish mahogany case, designed by William Newt
One of the most memorable features of the Tigray landscape are the ancient Orthodox churches. These local churches are built from impressive stone masonry, which are hewn out of vast columns of rock. Their cave-like interiors are decorated with painted frescoes, such as this one.⠀
These churches perch high above the valley on precarious ledges. In order to visit a rock church, you will need to venture on a Tigray trek, which is often more vertical and rocky than the plateau of the older Meket tour. With these views, it’s well worth the effort.
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Christianity is not a matter of persuading people of particular ideas, but of inviting them to share in the greatness of Christ. So pray that I may never fall into the trap of impressing people with clever speech, but instead I may learn to speak with humility, desiring only to impress people with Christ himself...
†St.Ignatius of Antioch