What is Remembrance Day?----Remembrance Day is on 11 November. It is a special day set aside to remember all those men and women who were killed during the two World Wars and other conflicts. At one time the day was known as Armistice Day and was renamed Remembrance Day after the Second World War. Remembrance Sunday is held on the second Sunday in November, which is usually the Sunday nearest to 11 November. Special services are held at war memorials and churches all over Britain.
The 9th of Dhul-Hijjah(the Month of Hajj)is called the Day of Arafat.This day is the culminating event of annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca.During the entire day,from dawn until sunset,pilgrims stand in earnest supplication &devotion,praying for God's abundant forgiveness,recite words of prayer and remembrance,gather together as equals before their Lord.Muslims around the world who are not participating in the pilgrimage often spend this day in fasting and devotion.
Here are some facts about Remembrance Day (also known as Armistice Day or Poppy Day). What is Remembrance Day? Remembrance Day is a memorial day which take place every year so that countries in the Commonwealth can remember members of the armed forces who have lost their lives serving their country. When is Remembrance Day? …
Border Crossings : Source: Coco movie public promotional image used with permission Personal disclaimers. Despite a healthy diet of Disney films in my youth I was never a fan of animation. A sober-minded child I distrusted fantasy and happy endings. Think Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty and you will understand what I mean. Hence my indifference to the advent of Pixar. Sure Id watch animated films with my grandkids but could not imagine choosing to see one on my own. An even more embarrassing admission: the films title signaled (to me) a form of terminal cuteness; no way was I going to see a movie that put me in mind of a miniature poodle. So what led me to my local megaplex on a dreary post-Thanksgiving afternoon to view such a seemingly unpromising film? It was I confess A.O. Scotts description of Coco as a family-friendly cartoon about death. That got my attention. My father had died at the age of forty twofar too young Id felt at age nine and even more now at the advanced age of seventy-five. Whats so family friendly I wondered about death? Yet.Coco captured my heart in a way that I can only describe as magical. Why? Source: Coco movie public promotional image Its theme is remembrance and reverence for the dead specifically our immediate family members and more remotely our ancestors. It also assumes that the barrier between death and life is fluid and permeable. There is a liminal realm in which movement across this boundary is possible. Hence the deceased may revisit us in life as we may visit themthrough the magical process of memoryfigured in this film by the rituals and traditions of Día de Muertos the Day of the Dead. The Day of the Dead associated with Mexican culture and connected to the Christian calendar of Halloween (October 31) all Saints day (November 1) and All Souls day (November 2) has a long prehistory. It corresponds to the widespread practiceacross centuries and continents--of ancestor worship or (in modern parlance) veneration of the dead. Pre-Christian cultures in Europe Asia Africa Oceania and Latin America all participated to some degree in this set of beliefs and observances. Honoring the elders in our individual lives and societies may feel like a foreign concept in todays relentlessly youth-oriented culture but it was something of a no brainer for our precursors. The deceased for them held power in the afterlifeto help or harm us; so it made sense to pay tribute to them through ceremonies of remembrance and offerings of food and gifts. If this idea seems odd to you think of our own cultures obsession with unfriendly spiritsin the form of ghouls and zombies who are full of malicious intent. What ancient cultures understood intuitively we represent in sci-fi movies and video-game fantasies. But heres what is special about Coco. The dead in this film reside in a magical kind of afterlife where they happily exist as long as someone in the world of the living remembers them: by displaying their photographs on a family altar and visiting their graves on Día de Muertos the Day of the Dead. The films portrayal of such an afterlife is entrancingfull of color light music and festivity. The dead it seems are having the time of their lives! The only threat to themas we learn through the protagonist Miguel who visits this realm for a limited period of timeis being forgotten by the living members of their familiesat which point they literally cease to exist. Miguel who aspires to be a musician (like his idol Ernesto de la Cruz) is strictly forbidden by his family (mother grandmother and presumably also his somnolent great-grandmother Coco) from pursuing his dream due to his great-great grandmother Imeldas prohibition against music. Her interdiction derives from the fact that his great-great grandfather abandoned her and their infant daughter Coco to pursue his career ambitions. Miguel finds himself mysteriously translated into the world of the dead on Día de Muertos where he makes connection with his deceased family members on a quest to find his great-great grandfather whose blessing he seeks not only to confirm his musical ambitions but also to allow him to return to the world of living. I wont spoil the movies working out of such a loco scenario except to say that its complexly engineered happy ending is one that I endorse. I prefer to call attention to the films originality in regard to the theme of death and dying in terms of family remembrance. Post-industrial societies have no place or imagination for the condition of aging since it cannot be cured We wont just get better and better; instead we will reach a tipping point after which we will begin to decline and die. In the amphitheater of death where we may linger for years we may appear to be too weak ill or mentally compromised to be useful to anyone. Families overwhelmed by the challenges of their everyday lives are often unable to offer personal care. Instead we are shunted off to senior living communities then assisted living facilities and finally nursing homes where too many of us end our lives in states of loneliness and isolation. Coco defies this depressing scenario. The boy Miguel just beginning his journey in life is the films charming protagonist but Mama Coco (his great-grandmother) is key to its resolution. All but mute at the beginning of the film she revives at its end to recall her long-lost father and the lullaby he composed for her as a child to sing her to sleep. This of course turns out to be the theme song of the movie the classic Recuérdame or Remember me. If this penultimate moment does not bring you to tears you are far more hard-hearted than I am. When I came home from viewing this film I thought about my own deceased family membersnot only my grandparents but also my immediate family members (mother father and two brothers). I am the only one left I reflected to remember them. And I do. They come to me in dreams but also in waking momentsmuch like the characters in Coco who cross the fiery golden bridge separating life from death once a year to share food music and celebration with their living descendants. My family made a terrible mistake in the aftermath of my dads death in trying to suppress our grief by not talking about him or what he had meant to us. It was like a collective forgetting. In this state we could not receive him back into our lives to comfort us nor could his own restless sprit (as I imagine) come to rest. Psychoanalyst Hans Loewald observed that the process of psychoanalysis by reviving our memories (of the dead and other frightening thoughts and feelings) helps to turn them from ghosts into ancestorsthat is to say from ghouls or zombies into friendly visitors from the afterlife. Coco speaks to young and old alike in visualizing the border between life and death as a marvel rather than a threat. Our relationships with the important people in our lives do not end with their demise but are a resource for our personal growth and inspiration. I wish to dedicate this piece to Lucinda Pinkie Hamilton my best friend from high school who died on New Years Eve 2017 -- whose spirit I will revisit in memory as long as I live.
and David danced before the Lord with all his might.. 2 Samuel 6:14a / #HonoringGod 12/24/17 #God#JesusChrist#poem#remembrance#servantleaders He does not faint nor does he weary. His Word does not wane but shines brighter and brighter to his coming day. I said in retreat Lord look what has become of it?! He pointed me back to all He said. Searching Him I found Him seeking me. I thought to myself what is it to be a Christian? Paul said it is a profession Lila said it was not eno
Memes, The Voice, and Transgender: greysongoodey: "l named you because you hadn't the voice to name yourself. Now that you have found your voice it's for you to tell the world what your name is. I went to a Transgender Day of Remembrance conference tonight, and the transgender speaker, Channyn Lynn Parker, said that her mother said this to her in response to her transition. comment your birthday below and find your twin. -Jonah
Did this manicure for Remembrance Day..... story time; I impulsively dyed my hair purple on Friday night and I had hair dye on my nails. I painted the base coat, not thinking anything of it. Woke up early before the ceremony Saturday and noticed my nails were purple. Removed the layer, added another coat of white and finished the flowers. Waited an hour, went to take a pic and : this is what I saw
Read Reno's article below... Who writes President Buharis statements? His spokesman is a pastor like me yet he ignorantly released the Presidents Christmas message which said inter alia that: The Holy Book describes Christmas as a festival of peace joy healing hope and fulfilment. The statement above is a fallacy. The Holy Bible does not mention the word Christmas neither does it mention that Christians should mark any festival surrounding the birth of Jesus the Messiah (Nabi Isa in Islam). Christmas is a European holiday not a Christian holiday. It is celebrated in Nigeria and much of the world for the simple reason that it was Europeans that brought modern day Christianity to Nigeria Africa and much of the world. I have read the Holy Books of Judaism Christianity and Islam and while all of them acknowledge the Messiah NONE of them instructs believers to celebrate Christmas or the birth of Christ. In fact God deliberately made sure we do not celebrate the birth of His only begotten Son Yeshua (Jesus) by keeping the actual date of His birth from us. No one on earth knows the date of the Messiahs birth. What the Holy Bible and Jesus specifically asks Christians to celebrate is the death of our Lord. In Luke 22:19 Jesus says: And he took bread gave thanks and broke it and gave it to them saying "This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me." Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 11:26 reechoes the Messiahs instruction when he said: For whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup you proclaim the Lord's death until he comes. The reason Jesus asked us to mark His death and not His birth goes all the way back to Solomon (Suleiman in Islam) who said in Ecclesiastes 7:1 that: A good name is better than fine perfume and the day of death better than the day of birth. The very last thing Jesus said before ascending to heaven is in Matthew 28:18-20 where He said: All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and TEACHING THEM TO OBEY EVERYTHING I HAVE COMMANDED YOU. And surely I am with you always to the very end of the age. These words are called The Great Commission in Christianity. Jesus asked us to teach only those things He commanded us to teach. Where did He command us to teach Christmas? As a matter of fact Christmas was not celebrated for 336 years after Jesus left the earth. The first Christmas celebration was in the year 336 AD when the Roman Emperor Constantine converted the celebration of a pagan mass to mark the winter solstice which glorified European deities. That festival was marked onDecember 25. Do not take my word for it. I urge you in fact I appeal to you to investigate these statements I just made. That Christmas has become part of the Christian tradition does not mean that it has become acceptable with God. You and I know that Jesus condemned the Pharisees. Now ask yourself why Jesus condemned them? Matthew 15:9 gives us the answer: But in vain they do worship me teachingfordoctrines the commandments of men. I have already factually established that Christmas IS NOT Christian doctrine. It is a command of a man. To be precise the name of that man was Emperor Constantine who ordered everyone in the Roman Empire to celebrate the Winter Solstice as Christmas beginning from 336 AD. This is the epitome of satanism because The Bible warns us in 2 Corinthians11:14that: for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. If satan asks any true Christian to celebrate a pagan satanic ritual festival they will never do it. So he just transformed a satanic ritual festival by giving it a new name-Christmas and voila Christians begin to celebrate what Jesus did not command us to celebrate. Christmas is an abomination and a blasphemous festival and the Bible warned us about it in 1 Timothy 4:1 that: The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Let me ask you a question. If Jesus and the Bible dont teach Christmas from where and who does it come from? After reading this and you want to disagree with me please quote the biblical verses that support your argument and not what your pastor or a book other than the Bible says. Christians are the most gullible people. Todays churches will celebrate anything as long as it is popular. Churches of this age even celebrate Halloween. Yes Halloween. They attempt to Christianize it but they celebrate it none the less. But before I stray too far from my message let me just state it for the record that President Muhammadu Buhari is wrong on Christmas. But I dont blame him. I blame Femi Adesina who obviously read (and perhaps wrote) that statement. The President can celebrate Christmas. Try as my conscience would I could not persuade President Jonathan not to celebrate Christmas. It would have been political suicide. However let no President lie against the Holy Spirit and say that The Holy Book describes Christmas as a festival of peace joy healing hope and fulfilment. Like Orubebe we will not take it we will not allow it. The Holy Books say no such thing! Reno Omokri
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