Religion

Matters of Faith: “Whatever!”

Matters of Faith: “Whatever!”

WHATEVER! by Rev. J. Loren Russell, B.S., MDiv “Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete […]

by · June 21, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: Use What You’ve Got

Matters of Faith: Use What You’ve Got

USE WHAT YOU’VE GOT! by Rev. J. Loren Russell, BS, MDiv If you suddenly discovered that your cognitive abilities were suddenly limitless, that your ability of perception, memory, judgement, and reasoning were beyond anything you could ever imagine. If suddenly, […]

by · June 14, 2015 · Faith, Religion
Bronx Little Italy Celebrates the Feast of Saint Anthony

Bronx Little Italy Celebrates the Feast of Saint Anthony

Despite the threat of thunderstorms predicted for the end of the week, the white tents and brightly lit rides still went up for the Feast of Saint Anthony. Normal city streets were closed off for five days (from June 10th […]

Matters of Faith: WITH THESE TWO WORDS

Matters of Faith: WITH THESE TWO WORDS

With These Words by Rev. J. Loren Russell, BS, MDiv Someone posted a question on their Facebook page, “If you could send a two-word message to yourself as a teen, what would you say?” My response was “Be yourself!” With […]

by · June 7, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed, Religion
Matters of Faith: Beyond Mediocrity

Matters of Faith: Beyond Mediocrity

BEYOND MEDIOCRITY by Rev. J., Loren Russell, BS, MDiv   I went into a Subway restaurant to purchase a salad. There was a lone gentleman sittingat a table having lunch. I greeted him in typical fashion as I walked in. […]

Matters of Faith: A BLESSING DISGUISED AS A MOUNTAIN

Matters of Faith: A BLESSING DISGUISED AS A MOUNTAIN

A Blessing Disguised As A Mountain by Rev. Dr. J. Loren Russell When you’re faced with an extremely difficult situation, what is your immediate and automatic response? Some people immediately panic, some prepare for war, and others calmly assess the […]

by · April 26, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed, Religion
Matters of Faith: Conversations Behind Closed Doors

Matters of Faith: Conversations Behind Closed Doors

Conversations Behind Closed Doors I preached a sermon once on the subject, “Somebody’s Talking About You” focusing on the conversations that takes place behind closed doors; conversations that take place about a person without that person being aware that a […]

by · April 19, 2015 · Daily Living, Faith, Op Ed, Religion
Matters of Faith: The UpSide To Death

Matters of Faith: The UpSide To Death

“THE UPSIDE TO DEATH” A Sunday school teacher asked her 5 year olds questions to help them to understand why trusting Jesus is the only way to get to heaven. She asked, “If I sell everything I have and give […]

What You Should Know: Ted Cruz and Bronx Hopes

Imagine Ted Cruz Coming to the South Bronx by Sen. Rev. Ruben Diaz, Sr You should know that on Monday, March 23, 2015, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) announced his candidacy for the 2016 GOP nomination for President of the […]

by · March 26, 2015 · Op Ed, Politics, Religion

Sheikh Moussa Dremmeh Mourns 7 Kids Lost in Midwood Fire

In response to the tragic house fire in Midwood, Brooklyn that took the lives of seven Orthodox children, Bronx Muslim leader (and Bronx Chronicle contributor) Sheikh Moussa Dremmeh of Parkchester shared his thoughts and prayers. From God we came, to […]

by · March 22, 2015 · Local News, Religion
Easter Festivities Begin In Rome

Easter Festivities Begin In Rome

CHIAVARI, Italy – For the past few days the Italian television airwaves have been taken over by the religious Easter festivities in Rome. Here in Italy the celebrations officially start on Holy Thursday with the Mass of Chrism, (holy anointing oil).  […]

by · March 15, 2015 · Faith, Religion
Elected Officials Mourn The Passing of Cardinal Egan

Elected Officials Mourn The Passing of Cardinal Egan

Statement of Governor Andrew Cuomo “I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Edward Cardinal Egan. Throughout his life, Cardinal Egan encouraged others to devote themselves to the greater good. His thoughtful and compassionate stewardship helped New Yorkers […]

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Purim: The Holiday Commemorating Victory Over Evil By A Female: Queen Esther

Throughout the Bronx, many Jewish people have started to celebrate the holiday of Purim. The night of March 4th starts the Jewish holiday and I would like to share a little information on what this holiday is about. Purim commemorates […]

by · March 5, 2015 · Holidays, Religion
Muslim Holidays Added To NYC School Calendar

Muslim Holidays Added To NYC School Calendar

City schools to recognize Muslim Holidays (New York NY) In a morning announcement, Mayor de Blasio fulfilled a campaign promise by adding two Muslim Holidays — Eid al-Adha & Eid al-Fitr — to the New York City public schools calendar. This shift […]

by · March 4, 2015 · Cultures, Faith, Government, News, Religion
Carnival in Rio: The Beginning of Lent

Carnival in Rio: The Beginning of Lent

This year, I am in Rio de Janeiro as Christians around the world begin the season of Lent and await Easter which occurs on April 5. Lent is a period of sadness and reflection. To me. it is very similar to […]