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    Why This Thread?

    In recent decades much of what has been 'accepted European culture' for many centuries, has come under attack — both from without and within. Whether these attacks are 'justified' and whether or not we deserve the increasing betrayal against those values and virtues which have historically shaped and cemented our society, is open to debate.

    Those who know me will also know that I am very much an 'internationalist' being a composite of more than one European nationality in respect of my genealogy, and having lived for many years in various far-flung corners of the globe. This has led to a genuine appreciation of our world's diversity and the uniqueness of its various cultures.

    This recognition has in turn encouraged an increasing appreciation for my own cultural heritage which, both historically and factually, is Christian — and for which I make no excuse but instead celebrate with gratitude.

    Mass on Manum Island 1988


    Hughes 500D P2-AHN outside Manam Island Catholic Church, Papua New Guinea, in 1988

    This shot was taken in 1988 when I was flying a contract with Rotorwork for one of the volcanological observatories in Papua New Guinea.

    When it came to Sunday I wanted to attend Mass, and this was quite literally the only place to park!

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    "Only one life, 'twill soon be past. Only what's done for Christ will last."


    Chapel of the Transfiguration, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

    http://wyoshpo.state.wy.us/NationalR...te.aspx?ID=418

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    • #3
      "For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is to be found in Christ Jesus our Lord." — St. Paul


      The Chapel of St. Johanan, Val de Funes, Italy

      http://www.ranuihof.com/kirche_eng.html

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      • #4
        "I love to think of nature as an unlimited broadcasting station, through which God speaks to us every hour, if we would but tune in."
        George Washington Carver


        Heli Bernina's AS350B3 HB-ZHY passes in front of the clock tower of the Evangelical Reformed Church at Samaden (St. Moritz) with St. Peter's Samaden also visible in the background (Photo: Mathias Krewedl)

        http://www.samedan-reformiert.ch/index.php?id=23

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        • #5
          “Let heaven and earth praise Him, the seas and everything that is in them.” — King David


          The Chapel of the Seven Martyrs, Kastro, Sifnos Island, Greece (Photo: Charley Lataste)

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          • #6
            "Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak." — Isaiah


            The Chapel of St. Primus and Felician, Jamnik, Slovenia

            https://sl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerkev...cijana,_Jamnik

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            • #7
              “Christ died not for men, but for each man. If each man had been the only man made, He would have done no less.”
              ― CS Lewis



              Ballintoy Church, County Antrim, Northern Ireland

              http://www.ballintoy.connor.anglican...toychurch.html

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              • #8
                “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose.” ― Jim Elliot


                The Chapel of St. Bartholomew, Lake Königssee, Bavaria

                http://www.schloesser.bayern.de/engl...s/koe_bart.htm

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                • #9
                  "The world is a work of art set before all for contemplation, so that through it the wisdom of He who created it should be known." ― St. Basil of Caesarea


                  The Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

                  http://www.mackenziechurch.org.nz/pr...good-shepherd/

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                  • #10
                    "Faith is to believe what we do not see, and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe." ― St. Augustine


                    The Church of the Holy Cross, Akdamar Island, Lake Van, Turkey

                    http://www.sacred-destinations.com/t...rmenian-church

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                      • #12
                        If our hope is for heaven, what signal do we send if our thoughts be consumed with the trifles of this world which we must soon depart, and have only fleeting thought for that which is above? John Owen


                        Christ Chapel, in the Rhodope Mountains of Bulgaria

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                          A couple in their 90's who were married when he was 22 and she was 19, were asked how they had remained together their entire lives. The wife admitted, "There has been a third person in our marriage." Her husband confirming this said: "Yes, there is a third person in our marriage. It is He who has kept us together all these years, and it is He who will also receive us at the end."

                          "Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves and a cord of three strands is not easily broken." ― King Solomon




                          "Love one another, even as I have loved you." ― Jesus Christ

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                          • #14
                            “Christ is the light which shines in the darkness.” ― St. John



                            A Song for Sunday

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                            • #15
                              "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind, this is the first and great commandment, and the second is like it; you shall love your neighbour as yourself." ― Jesus Christ


                              The Chapel of St. Anne, Col des Aravis, in the French Alps

                              https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chapelle_des_Aravis

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                                "People need loving the most when they deserve it the least." ― John Harrison


                                All Saints Chapel, Stavrovouni Monastery, Cyprus

                                http://ringofchrist.com/early-christ...uni-monastery/

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                                  "I would suggest that faith is everyone's business. The advance or decline of faith is so intimately connected to the welfare of a society that it should be of the utmost concern to every politician," ― William Wilberforce


                                  The Church of Igor of Chernigov, Moscow

                                  http://russiatrek.org/blog/travel/th...n-peredelkino/

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                                    "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." ― Jesus Christ


                                    Cappella Lago di Braies, Alto Adige / Lake Braies Chapel, South Tyrol, Italy

                                    http://www.suedtirol-ferien.it/cgi-b...irol/Suedtirol

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                                      "For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus" — St. Paul


                                      The Church of St. John Kaneo, Lake Ohrid, Macedonia

                                      http://www.exploringmacedonia.com/ch...van-kaneo.nspx

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                                      • #20
                                        “Human history is the long and terrible story of man trying to find something other than God to satisfy him.” — CS Lewis


                                        Melville Lutheran Church, Montana

                                        https://translate.google.co.uk/trans...mp;prev=search

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                                        • #21
                                          “Be kindly affectionate to one another.” ― St. Paul



                                          A Song for Sunday

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                                          • #22
                                            “God is not proud. He will have us even though we have shown that we prefer everything else to Him.” — CS Lewis


                                            St. Kentigern Church, Little River, Kaituna Valley, New Zealand

                                            http://dayout.co.nz/attractions/attr...ractionId=2445

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                                            • #23
                                              "God never said the journey would be easy, but He did say that the destination would be worthwhile!" — Max Lucado


                                              Khor Virap Monastery, Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh), Armenia

                                              https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khor_Virap

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                                              • #24
                                                “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” — John Wesley


                                                Willowood Ranch Chapel, Bells, Texas

                                                http://www.willowoodranch.com/

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                                                  "As winter prepares the earth for spring, so afflictions sanctified prepare the soul for glory." — Richard Sibbes


                                                  Agios Nikolaos (Saint Nicholas) Chapel, Kotsifou Canyon, Crete

                                                  "O' Lord you are the rock that is higher than I, you have been my constant shelter and my protection." — King David

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                                                    "I think it might be fairly described as a form of insanity when for a temporary reward a man will labour long and travel great distances; while for the gift of eternal life he will barely take a single step! May God so open our eyes that we might recognise that which is of true value." — Thomas à Kempis


                                                    The Church of St. John the Baptist, Lake Bohinj, Upper Carniola, Slovenia

                                                    http://www.slovenia.info/en/Religiou...6738&lng=2

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                                                      "God can't give us peace and happiness apart from Himself, because there is no such thing." — CS Lewis

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                                                        "Awake! thou that sleepest, arise from the dead! The Lord still lives today. His power has never abated. His Word has never changed. The things He did in times gone by, He still lives to do today. Not a burden is there He cannot bear, nor a fetter He cannot break." Aimee Semple McPherson


                                                        La Chiesa di Santa Maddalena (The Church of St. Magdalene) Comune di Funes, Alto Adige, Italy

                                                        http://www.weinstrasse.com/en/highli...dalene-church/

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                                                          “When you argue against God you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all; it is like cutting off the branch you are sitting on.” — CS Lewis


                                                          St Peter’s Church, Edensor, Derbyshire

                                                          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Pet...hurch,_Edensor

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                                                            "If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us, but if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." — St. John


                                                            The Cathedral of the Holy Ascension, Monchegorsk, Murmansk, Russia

                                                            https://visitmurmansk.info/en/dt_pla...sky-cathedral/

                                                            Russian Orthodox Song

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