No announcement yet.

Sav's Sunday Post

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Sav's Sunday Post

    Why This Thread?

    In recent decades, that which has been 'accepted European culture' for centuries, has come under attack — both from without and from within. Whether such attacks are 'justified' and whether or not we deserve the increasing betrayal against those values and virtues which have undeniably shaped 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 for 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 increasing gratitude.

    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!

  • #2
    "Only one life, 'twill soon be past. Only what's done for Christ will last."

    Chapel of the Transfiguration, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming


    • #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


      • #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)


        • #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)


          • #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



            • #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



              • #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



                • #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



                  • #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



                    • #11



                      • #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


                        • #13
                          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


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

                            A Song for Sunday


                            • #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



                              • #16
                                "People need loving the most when they deserve it the least." ― John Harrison

                                All Saints Chapel, Stavrovouni Monastery, Cyprus



                                • #17
                                  "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



                                  • #18
                                    "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



                                    • #19
                                      "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



                                      • #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



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

                                          A Song for Sunday


                                          • #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



                                            • #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



                                              • #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



                                                • #25
                                                  "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


                                                  • #26
                                                    "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



                                                    • #27
                                                      "God can't give us peace and happiness apart from Himself, because there is no such thing." — CS Lewis


                                                      • #28
                                                        "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



                                                        • #29
                                                          “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



                                                          • #30
                                                            "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


                                                            Russian Orthodox Song