What Maria wasn’t aware of was that I was training our children to be iconoclast.
Until she caught us on one fateful Sunday, red handed, the target practice was all over. But then when I became Christian, I talked Maria into leaving St.
Francis since I was more comfortable attending a Baptist church in which they had no icons.
But as I researched the oldest Christians and their churches from the first century to the fourth, they presented a problem since all these churches used icons and incense.
They all (even including Jesus and the apostles) used the Deuterocanonical books that are in Catholic bibles. As I shared my findings, it was too difficult to believe by my evangelical brethren.
At the beginning of the 20th century, the Russian photographer Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii (1863–1944) used a special color photography process to create a visual record of the Russian Empire.
Some of Prokudin-Gorskii’s photographs date from about 1905, but the bulk of his work is from between 19, when, with the support of Tsar Nicholas II and the Ministry of Transportation, he undertook extended trips through many different parts of the empire.
By Walid Shoebat When I first attended church they told me that when it comes to church, that we needed to follow the Book of Acts model.