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Christmas in Bethlehem: For Palestinian Christians, a time of needed hope - Yahoo News

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 09:06 AM PST


TIME

Christmas in Bethlehem: For Palestinian Christians, a time of needed hope
Yahoo News
The church bells still ring out on Sundays, but many more heed the Muslim call to prayer that rings out five times a day. There is indeed much for Palestinian Christians to overcome, from their struggle to end Israeli occupation to growing concerns ...
Where Christmas really came from 12NewsNow.Com

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Christmas Eve Services Bring Out True Meaning of Christmas - TWC News

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 08:46 AM PST


Christmas Eve Services Bring Out True Meaning of Christmas
TWC News
"What we've been trying to help our people understand is, Christmas is a celebration of hope," says Pastor Jonathan Robbins of Summit Church. Lead pastor at the Summit Church is reminding people now to reflect on the meaning of Christmas. "I could sum ...

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A Field General in the War on Christmas - Daily Beast

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 07:14 AM PST


Daily Beast

A Field General in the War on Christmas
Daily Beast
Rick Perry, surrounded by 10 sleigh bell-ringing Santas, signed the bill with great fanfare, just before he jetted off to the annual Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington, D.C., alongside other 2016 Republican presidential contenders. “The ...

This 'Star Wars' themed lights show will brighten your Christmas - WGN-TV

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 07:12 AM PST


This 'Star Wars' themed lights show will brighten your Christmas
WGN-TV
He said he uses the display to raise money for the poor and homeless through his church. There's something about Christmas that brings out people's whimsical ... “The joy and the happiness it brings to little kids and adults is fantastic,” Lynch said ...

Walter Stewart: Peace on Earth? Ask the ghosts who picked up our tab - Memphis Commercial Appeal

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 05:12 AM PST


Walter Stewart: Peace on Earth? Ask the ghosts who picked up our tab
Memphis Commercial Appeal
But it all seems to ring false as a brass quarter. For Christmas is a big ... They probably would like to know something about the monuments that will be reared in their memory, and they will not be satisfied with marble and bronze, for marble and ...

Roger Goodell's 'A Christmas Carol' - Bleacher Report

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 05:08 AM PST


Bleacher Report

Roger Goodell's 'A Christmas Carol'
Bleacher Report
It was not a Christmas bell, nor a funerary church bell, nor the cathedral bells he could hear peeling each hour over the Manhattan street noise. It was a ... "Surely you of all men know that unnecessary delays are a powerful tool for exerting control ...

Boxing Day start to $16bn bonanza - The Australian

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 05:02 AM PST


Boxing Day start to $16bn bonanza
The Australian
Peak industry group the Australian Retailers Association estimates retail sales on Boxing Day alone will come in at $2.072bn, up $72 million on last year. Some will brave the early morning pack outside some of the nation's most popular stores, such as ...

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Editorial: The Season - Wilton Bulletin

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 05:00 AM PST


The Weston Forum

Editorial: The Season
Wilton Bulletin
They volunteer, collect coats for the homeless, buy toys for tots they don't know, make donations to charities, put bills and coins in the bell-ringing Santas' buckets. It might be a mom stopping by with some ... There's more — another, deeper river ...
The Season The Redding Pilot

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The Season - The Redding Pilot

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 04:30 AM PST


The Weston Forum

The Season
The Redding Pilot
We look away from the myriad rat races, hot dog eating contests, and displays of over-competitive idiocy that are the crackers and meal of our days for far too much of the year. We try to focus on things that really matter. Sure, there's a lot ...
EDITORIAL: The season The Weston Forum

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City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks - Philly.com

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 02:15 AM PST


City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks
Philly.com
The Blue Bell lawyer has come a long way since taking Betty out on their first date to a Roxborough-area carnival so grubby he still remembers being mortified. He shops ... At midday, the historic sanctuary at Christ Church in Old City was a calm ...

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Tales of Christmas Past - Bleeding Yankee Blue (blog)

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 01:56 AM PST


Bleeding Yankee Blue (blog)

Tales of Christmas Past
Bleeding Yankee Blue (blog)
Both were set around the time of the Winter Solstice, which falls on December 21 or 22 -- which is possibly the reason that the early Church set Christmas on December 25, given the difference between the Julian Calendar then in effect and the Gregorian ...

Christmas repair funding boost for Oxenhope Parish Church - Keighley News

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 01:07 AM PST


Keighley News

Christmas repair funding boost for Oxenhope Parish Church
Keighley News
The funding from the National Churches Trust includes £15,000 for Oxenhope's St Mary the Virgin Church. Custodians of the Grade II listed building, in Hebden Road, will use the cash to help fund urgently-needed repairs to the church tower as part of a ...

Hargrave church bell rings for first time in decades after restoration - Bury Free Press

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 01:02 AM PST


Bury Free Press

Hargrave church bell rings for first time in decades after restoration
Bury Free Press
During the restoration the bell's clapper and swinging arm were replaced and a new bell rope was installed, allowing it to swing again in its 16th century wooden frame. Jill said: “This work forms part of an overall refurbishment of the church ...

Photos: X-mas festive spirit in every corner of Vietnam - VietNamNet Bridge

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 12:16 AM PST


VietNamNet Bridge

Photos: X-mas festive spirit in every corner of Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge
In the central city of Thanh Hoa, thousands of Catholics and locals braved the chilly winter temperature to gather around dazzling churches and entertainment areas, in anticipation of the Christmas Eve. Meanwhile, in ... The festival “colours of winter ...

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PD Editorial: One man's quest for peace, goodwill - Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 12:07 AM PST


Santa Rosa Press Democrat

PD Editorial: One man's quest for peace, goodwill
Santa Rosa Press Democrat
During the Civil War, a young man named Charles ran off and joined the Union Army without his father's consent. He informed his father by way of a letter ... He wrote in response to the ringing of church bells on Christmas morning. The man's name was ...

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Spokane street musicians add festive flair for downtown shoppers - The Spokesman Review

Posted: 25 Dec 2014 12:05 AM PST


The Spokesman Review

Spokane street musicians add festive flair for downtown shoppers
The Spokesman Review
Referred to as the Pied Piper or the Guy with the Cat, for the past month Wilhelm has cycled through seasonal songs such as “Away in a Manger” and “Jingle Bells.” “She's very well trained, but she's got ... The same goes for Adam Lutz, 26, and Andrew ...

New Year's Eve 2014 - Roanoke Times

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 10:02 PM PST


New Year's Eve 2014
Roanoke Times
At midnight, “Taps” is played to commemorate the end of 2014, then courthouse bell-ringers strike the digits of the new Year: twenty-one-five. Three shotgun blasts conclude ... 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Holiday Inn, 99 Bradley Drive, Christiansburg. Call for ...

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Students Celebrate First US Christmas - bedfordnow

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 09:11 PM PST


bedfordnow

Students Celebrate First US Christmas
bedfordnow
Often, they share in a family's holiday traditions like making cookies or decorating a tree, all the while sharing about their own cultures, customs and serving as a reminder that there are so many different celebrations around the world in one ...

A few ideas for things to do after Christmas, including New Year's - Salisbury Post

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 09:08 PM PST


Salisbury Post

A few ideas for things to do after Christmas, including New Year's
Salisbury Post
New Year's Eve at the historic Bell Tower — 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 31: At Bell Tower Park, corner of S. Jackson and W. Innes. Live music, light refreshments, live video feed from Time Square and the ringing of the bell at midnight. Free ...

X-mas festive spirit in every corner of Vietnam - VietNamNet Bridge

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 08:49 PM PST


VietNamNet Bridge

X-mas festive spirit in every corner of Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge
While in Kim Son district, the northern province of Ninh Binh, Catholics and visitors are streaming into the well-known stone church of Phat Diem, which is sparkling with thousands of lights. In the central city of Thanh ... The festival “colours of ...

The ghosts of newspaper folk past . . . - Burlington Times News

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 08:48 PM PST


Burlington Times News

The ghosts of newspaper folk past . . .
Burlington Times News
I could faintly hear bells, the ones The Associated Press wire machines used to jangle as they announced the coronations of kings and the deaths of presidents in pre-computer days. ... off to play poker with Mencken and Broun and the Apostles, the ...

Festive Christmas messages from across the borough - Surrey Comet

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 07:10 PM PST


Festive Christmas messages from across the borough
Surrey Comet
Angellica Bell, Surrey Comet columnist, said: “This is a special time for Michael and I. It's a season of celebration and goodwill plus a reminder of all the wonderful local people who have touched our lives over the years. Whether it's been the ...

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Cubans hope for better future with renewal of relations with US - Estevan Lifestyles

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 05:37 PM PST


Cubans hope for better future with renewal of relations with US
Estevan Lifestyles
At the University of San Geronimo in the capital's historic centre, the announcement drew ringing from the bell tower. Throughout the capital, there ... "It is an advance that will open the road to a better future for the two countries." Fidel and Raul ...

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For whom the bells toll - New Straits Times Online

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 04:14 PM PST


For whom the bells toll
New Straits Times Online
The sound of the chiming bells evoke a gamut of emotions — a sense of familiarity and security, peace and joyous celebration, and the spiritual obligation to answer a call for prayer and worship. The femininity of the sound ... They were cast in ...

Merry Christmas from Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com - Royal Dutch Shell plc .com

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 04:12 PM PST


Merry Christmas from Royal Dutch Shell Plc .com
Royal Dutch Shell plc .com
I revealed that ESDV leak-off tests were purposely falsified, not once but many times and that Brent Bravo platform management had admitted responsibility for the dangerous practices being followed. In response to my team ringing alarm bells ...

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The other side of the turkey - Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 04:10 PM PST


The other side of the turkey
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman
Add a bell ringer with a single church's offering plate at the door of every grocery store and the feel good season for the “haves” is complete. The “haves” are in complete control of the programs. They are in charge of when and where the ... They were ...

Leeds nostalgia: 'Post' of Christmas past predictions - Yorkshire Evening Post

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 04:04 PM PST


Yorkshire Evening Post

Leeds nostalgia: 'Post' of Christmas past predictions
Yorkshire Evening Post
The summons of soldiers to arms to deal with emergencies was also communicated through the ringing of church bells. The so-called pancake bell was also still sounded (in Holbeach, Lincolnshire) to remind people to go to confession before the season of ...

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Bowral, NSW

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 04:00 PM PST

New ring available: rung for first time today

Guilford County Jail Inmates Have Christmas to Remember - TWC News

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 03:39 PM PST


Guilford County Jail Inmates Have Christmas to Remember
TWC News
Burke said the Christmas goody bags are filled with different items donated from local churches and the Guilford County Jail Ministry. Items include cookies, a moon pie, and socks. Burke also said the women inmates receive a bag full of various ...

Peace Tower bells to mark 1914 Christmas truce - Fort Frances Times

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 07:36 AM PST


Peace Tower bells to mark 1914 Christmas truce
Fort Frances Times
“In his dedicatory speech, Mackenzie King waxed quite eloquent, saying this was the song of the angels, heard 2,000 years ago in Judea, and now the carillon becomes the voice of the nation in remembrance and thanksgiving,” McCrady said in an interview.

Cleveland carillon will commemorate Christmas Truce of World War I - cleveland.com

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 03:37 AM PST


cleveland.com

Cleveland carillon will commemorate Christmas Truce of World War I
cleveland.com
George Leggiero playing the keyboard in the tower of the Church of the Covenant where he will play the McGaffin Carillon bells on Christmas Eve to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1914 Christmas truce of World War I. (Thomas Ondrey/The Plain ...

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Peace Tower carillon bells mark 1914 Christmas truce - CBC.ca

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 02:09 AM PST


CBC.ca

Peace Tower carillon bells mark 1914 Christmas truce
CBC.ca
The massive instrument features pedals, rows of wooden levers called batons, and pulleys that attach to the bells above. The carillonneur plays by pressing on the pedals with her feet and simultaneously hitting the batons with the side of her loosely ...

These are a few favorite things to do in the area on Christmas Day - OCRegister

Posted: 24 Dec 2014 12:04 AM PST


OCRegister

These are a few favorite things to do in the area on Christmas Day
OCRegister
For those with the giving spirit: The nondenominational City Sanctuary Church will be stuffing backpacks for the homeless and delivering them at various places throughout the county. According to pastor Mike Brusseau, Christmas and Thanksgiving are two ...

Across the world, and in Denver, 'Silent Night' to honor WWI Christmas Truce - Colorado Public Radio

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 07:01 AM PST


Colorado Public Radio

Across the world, and in Denver, 'Silent Night' to honor WWI Christmas Truce
Colorado Public Radio
Located underneath the tower's gold spire, the instrument has 65 cast-bronze bells, the largest of which weighs six tons. It was made in ... Players also use foot pedals located under the keyboard, and in this way, the instrument resembles a church organ.

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Hull Guildhall bells to play Christmas carols - Hull Daily Mail

Posted: 23 Dec 2014 02:19 AM PST


Hull Daily Mail

Hull Guildhall bells to play Christmas carols
Hull Daily Mail
The bells will be played from a small keyboard within the bell tower itself. Councillor Stephen Brady, pictured, leader of Hull City Council, said: "I'm very much looking forward to listening in to the Guildhall bells ringing out with Christmas carols ...

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