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Melchizedek: King of righteousness

Melchizedek, Melkisetek, or Malki Tzedek (/mɛlˈkɪzədɛk/; Hebrew: מַלְכִּי־צֶדֶֿק‬ malkī-ṣeḏeq, “king of righteousness”), was the King of Salem and priest of El Elyon (“GOD Most High”) mentioned in the 14th chapter of the Book of Genesis. He brings out bread and wine and blesses Abram and El Elyon, Elohim. Chazalic literature—specifically Targum Jonathan, Targum Yerushalmi, and  Full Article…

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Clerical celibacy in Catholic Church

Clerical celibacy is the discipline within the Catholic Church by which only unmarried men are ordained to the episcopate, to the priesthood (as a rule to which exceptions are sometimes made for individuals) in some autonomous particular Churches, and similarly to the diaconate, though in this last case exceptions exist not only for single individuals  Full Article…

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Parousia: Second Coming

The Parousia or “Second Coming” (sometimes called the Second Advent) is a Christian concept regarding the future return of Christ and his followers after his “first coming” and ascension to heaven about two thousand years ago. The belief is based on messianic prophecies found in the canonical gospels and is part of most Christian eschatologies.  Full Article…

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Kotel: Western Wall

The Western Wall, Wailing Wall or Kotel (Hebrew: הַכֹּתֶל הַמַּעֲרָבִי‎, translit.: HaKotel HaMa’aravi; Ashkenazic pronunciation: HaKosel HaMa’arovi; Arabic: حائط البراق‎‎, translit.: Ḥā’iṭ al-Burāq, translat.: the Buraq Wall, or Arabic: المبكى‎‎ al-Mabkā: the Place of Weeping) is an ancient limestone wall in the Old City of Jerusalem. It is a relatively small segment of a far  Full Article…

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