Archive | December 12, 2016

Pope Francis Has No Events, Even A Mass, Scheduled For His 80th Birthday On December 17, 2016. (UPDATE)

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and stare at here. From, of course, — the official Website of the Vatican.

The calendar has since been updated.


Interesting, but maybe not surprising.

Pope Francis, per his sometime desire to remain modest, probably does not want to make a big deal about his 80th birthday. It is no longer that special. 7 of the last 8 popes also did so!

Yes, he holds at least one Mass, typically early in the morning, every day. So that will probably take place per the routine.

It makes sense for him to downplay this milestone. IF he was still a cardinal, as opposed to pope, he would, on that day, cease to be a papal elector.

Let’s wait and see.

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NO Wolfeboro, N.H. ‘First Night’ For 2017 (i.e., December 31, 2016) — OFFICIAL.

by Anura Guruge


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It is OFFICIAL. I called up and checked with the “Wolfeboro Area Chamber of Commerce“.

Wolfeboro First Night“, which was so much a part of the Lakes Region scene, for 20-years is NO MORE — and has NOT been since 2014. Shame. Pity.

Yes, there will be town-sponsored fireworks, on the ‘docks’, at 6:30pm (which is WAY, WAY, WAY, WAY, WAY too early)!

Some Town Officials are hoping to do ‘something’ in the “Great Hall” of the “Town Hall” building. Details to follow.

Last year the “Wolfeboro Inn” did a ‘gala’. Not so this year.

Shame. A pity. We used to love First Night at Wolfeboro. Will have to make other plans. {SMILE}.

> >> There will, however, be a “Last Night” till 10pm << <<

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Yesterday Having Been “Gaudete Sunday” Per The Advent Calendar, Let Me Share With You “Gaudete” At Its Best.

by Anura Guruge

Think of this as one of my Christmas presents to YOU.


Gaudete” the hymn was supposed to be sung in churches yesterday, the 3rd Sunday of Advent.

But, let me PLEASE share with YOU the BEST ever rendition of “Gaudete” — along with the lyrics in Latin and English.

This is ‘Maddy Prior‘ with ‘Steeleye Span‘ from the 1970s. I was (still am I guess) a ‘Steeleye Span‘ groupie. I have heard, live, Maddy perform this over 25 times!

So, without further ado, please sit back, turn the volume up, enjoy & REJOICE.

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Was Pope Francis’ Latest “Imminent Coming Of Jesus” A Veiled Reference To Trump And ‘End Times’?

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access “Vatican Radio” original from Sunday, December 11, 2016.

You need to know and understand Christian theology to appreciate the implications of what Pope Francis may be saying.

Rejoice in the IMMINENT coming of Jesus is more than an exhortation to enjoy the celebration of the coming Christmas.

The Second Coming of Jesus is a cornerstone of Christianity.

Christians have been waiting, inordinately patiently, for this Second Coming for over 2,000 years! The Apostles and the early Jesus followers in the Holy Land truly believed that the Second Coming would occur during their lifetime. That was 2,000 years ago.

But, prior to the Second Coming there has to ‘End Times’. That is all part of the accepted sequence. Pope Francis is a big believer in ‘End Times’  and WARNED that it may soon be with us just a YEAR AGO after the terror attacks in Paris. Here is but one reference. Google “Pope Francis Paris end times” for many more.

From my reading the pope is again back on this theme. The question is whether his new concern has to do with the new World order under Trump?

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Think – Today: What Is The Name Of The Donkey That Is Often Seen In The Nativity Of Jesus?

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donkeyYou know, the ‘Christmas’ manger scene. Birth of Jesus. A donkey is often shown as being present. This could be the SAME donkey that the Virgin Mary rode upon on her way to Bethlehem. What is the name of this famous donkey?

Think first, then research, then THINK again. Think for the pleasure of thinking.

Yesterday’s ‘Think’: “Basis For The Gallon” — there are conflicting theories as to how the Imperial (i.e., the British) gallon got to be what it was — and it was this gallon that came ahead of the U.S. gallon. The explanation that makes most sense is that a gallon is the volume of pure water, at 62°F, weighing 10 pounds (as measured with brass weights). It is easy to see how this could an easy definition to come up with and enforce. 

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