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ተዓምር | መብረቅ የቀሰቀሰው እሳት ቤተክርስቲያኑን ሲያቃጥል የተረፈው የኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ስዕል ብቻ ነው

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on October 27, 2018

በአሜሪካዋ ቦስተን-ዋክፊልድ ከተማ150 ዓመት ዕድሜ የነበረው ታሪካዊ የ ቤተክርስትያንን ሕንጻ በመብረቅ ከተመታ በኋላ በጣም ኃይለኛ እሳት ተቀስቅሶ ሁሉም ነገር ድብን ብሎ ሲቃጠል፡ የተረፈው አንድ ትልቅ የኢየሱስ ክርስቶስ ስዕል ብቻ ነው። ስዕሉ ትንሽ ጭረት ወይም ጥላሸት እንኳን ሳይነካው ነበር ሙሉ በሙሉ ከወደመው ህንጻ የወጣው።

ይህን ተዓምር ያዩ የቦስተን ከተማ ነዋሪዎች በስዕሉ መትረፍ በጣም መደሰታቸውንና መጽናናታቸውንም ለጋዜጠኞች ተናግረዋል።

ቃጠሎው የሰው ሕይወት አላጠፋም፤ ነገር ግን የ 1 ሚሊየን ዶላር ንብረት ወድሟል።

በተጨማሪ፡ የእሳቱ ነበልባል የራስ ቅል የመሰል ቅርጽ ያሳየናል (በስተጎን ሲታይ)። የሚገርም ነገር ነው፤ ምን ሊሆን ይችላል?

በእውነት እጅግ በጣም አስደናቂ የሆነ ዘመን ላይ እንገኛለን!

Large Painting of Jesus Christ Miraculously Survives Hellish Seven-Alarm Fire Completely Intact While 150-Year-Old Church is Destroyed

  • Large painting of Jesus Christ miraculously SURVIVES hellish seven-alarm fire completely intact while 150-year-old church is destroyed
  • First Baptist Church in Wakefield, Massachusetts was destroyed in a furious fire
  • The 150-year-old church is a landmark in the Boston area
  • Fire broke out Tuesday evening, ignited by a lightening bolt strike witnesses say
  • The blaze completely burned the church spire, roof, and interior
  • Although the structure still stands, it suffered an estimated $1million in damages
  • A painting of Jesus Christ that once hung in the church entrance was pulled practically unscathed from the rubble
  • For grieving parishioners, the recovered painting is a sign of hope
  • The church will be torn down and demolition started Wednesday

A seven-alarm hellish fire has destroyed a historic 150-year-old church in Massachusetts – but a massive painting of Jesus Christ miraculously survived the blaze.

First Baptist Church in Wakefield, Massachusetts has been a landmark in the Boston area for over 100 years but its interior and roof was reduced to ash after the church was reportedly struck by a lightening bolt and a furious fire broke out on Tuesday evening.

But by some stroke of luck, the human-sized painting of Jesus that once hung at the front entrance of the church was recovered practically unscathed, according to Boston25.

The fire completely destroyed the 150-year-old church, burning down its spire and roof. For parishioners the recovered painting is a sign of hope for their community.

According to witnesses, a lightning bolt struck the steeple of the church, which was built in 1872, around 7pm as powerful thunderstorms rolled through the greater Boston area.

The strike ignited the fire that quickly spread throughout the church structure.

Officials have not announced a cause of the fire yet.

The vicious inferno devastated the church, but parishioners found comfort in the fact that the Jesus Christ painting somehow survived the blaze.

‘It’s a beautiful sign and a reminder that Jesus is with us,’ parishioner Maria Kakolowski said.

‘I’m personally just taking as a sign and a reminder that the Jesus Christ we serve is still alive and even though our church building is gone, our church is here and the God that we serve is still here,’ she added.

The portrait will be gifted for a former pastor at the church.

A team of more than 100 firefighters toiled for hours to quell the sudden inferno, some sustaining minor injuries.

‘I was down about a mile away and I just saw this fireball in the sky. It just went up like a tinderbox. It’s a building built in 1870 and and it’s balloon-style so once the fire starts you know the whole building just went up quickly,’ the church’s pastor Reverend Doctor Norm Bendroth said.

When the fire was finally extinguished much of its exterior was still standing but its steeple and roof was completely burned down to its skeletal wooden frame.

A meeting was taking place in the church at the time of the fire but everyone was evacuated by the time the flames gained momentum.

No one was harmed in the blaze and the church will be torn down. Talks are in place to see if they will rebuild the structure.

The fire cost about $1million in damages, according to the Boston Globe.

‘When the windows were all aglow — every stained glass window was aglow — it looked like you were looking into hell. It was just an awful, awful sight,’ former parishioner Susan Auld said.

The church released a statement following the fire:

‘While we lost our historic building from a lightning strike this week, we praise Jesus that our church community was kept safe. A very big thank you to the many firefighters who did their jobs with excellence, and to the outpouring of support from the community,’ the statement said.

‘We know that we serve a God who specializes in restoring brokenness and who can bring beauty even from ashes. So we move into the future with trust, hope, and gratitude,’ the statement continued.

Parishioners gathered at the church site on Wednesday to see crews clear the wreckage. The remains of the spire were dismantled as was the Tall Spire Nursery School which was housed inside.

People on the scene took comfort in seeing that the painting of Jesus, standing in a white robe with his hands extended, was successfully recovered.



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Psalm Book Could Fetch Record Price

Posted by addisethiopia / አዲስ ኢትዮጵያ on April 13, 2013


PsalmBookThe Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.He makes me to lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside the still waters.He restores my soul; he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil;for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies;you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. [Psalm 22 (23)]

Now, Boston’s Old South Church is planning to sell a rare copy of the psalms—the first book printed in America—for $15 million to $30 million at Sotheby’s in New York this fall. If the church gets its asking price, the Bay Psalm Book will be the most expensive book ever sold at auction, surpassing an $11.5 million copy of James Audubon’s “Birds of America” that Sotheby’s sold three years ago.

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Christianity As State Religion Supported By One-Third Of Americans, Poll Finds


Following up on a failed effort by eleven North Carolina lawmakers to declare that their state can ignore the Constitution’s ban on government establishments of religion, a Huffington Post/YouGov poll finds that just over one in three American adults would actually support making Christianity their state’s official faith. The same poll shows that only 11 percent of the country incorrectly believes that the Constitution would permit such an outcome.



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