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Old Dec 27, '06, 4:51 pm
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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

Crowds protest massively over a Crucified image of Robert J. (A local actor)

Annual Eagle-flying festival for the Feast of Saint John the Evangelist begins in the South (where it is warmer and has less snowfall)

Sidenote to Mr. Edwin: The Queen's name is in the wrong grammatical form. It's supposed to be 'Angelina'. The '-us' ending is in the masculine, like Latin.
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Old Dec 29, '06, 11:48 pm
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Now, We'll discuss Askaponian customs.

One old tradition in Askaponia during Holy Week is the Porta Pasionis or the Door of the Passion.

After the Holy Thursday Mass, it is the custom to leave open the main doors of the Church.

Then, at exactly 12:00 Noon, the Hour of the Crucifixion, the Main and the Side Doors would be closed and the locks tied with red-colored ropes. The Doors would not be opened again until the Easter Vigil.
After that, half of the Porta Pasionis (a small door at the side of the Main one decorated with images of the Passion of Our Lord) would be opened and the people would use this as the entrance to the Church, as it is the only open door.
This is the only time this Door would be opened. On other times of the year (except for Sept. 14, the Triumph of the Cross and on some Churches, First Fridays), this door itself is locked and the people would use the other doors.
After the Good Friday Liturgy, the Door would be locked again from the inside, thus effectively closing the Church for the remainder of Holy Saturday.
Sadly, this custom is fading due to newer Churches lacking this Door and fewer Churches practicing it.

Another custom in some churches is putting an image of the Buried Christ near the Altar after the Good Friday Liturgy and people would come and kiss the image.
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Old Dec 29, '06, 11:53 pm
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its hard for me to focus on the histories of REAL countries.
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Old Dec 30, '06, 5:28 am
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its hard for me to focus on the histories of REAL countries.
I'll admit that i also couldn't it follow it clearly at times, for history is being made everyday and a lot happens on a particular day, past or present.
But if this thread is making anyone hardly focused on the real world, I do apologize.
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Old Dec 30, '06, 7:24 am
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Common Christmas Customs and Superstitions in Askapotnielaskan:

On December 25, Shepherds and/or Cattle Raisers/Animal Breeders are given money in honor of the Shepherds who were the first to witness Christ our Lord.

Families keep a handful of straw on their houses on Christmas Eve since it is said Straw is sanctified by the Manger of Christ.

It is bad luck to kill sheep on Christmas. Some say there is an exception if the reason you slaughter an animal is to use the animal's meat for food.

Giving pointed objects are bad luck.

If you see anything in sets of three, you'll have good luck for the rest of the day. Opposite goes for sets of six.

The Three Holy Bishops (Saints Nicholas, Ambrose, and Pope Damasus I, Bishops whose feasts all fall during December) are said to come down from Heaven riding Winged Horses/ Golden Chariot/ A combination of both between Saint Nicholas' Day (Dec. 6) and Epiphany (Jan. 6) to look over people. If a person is good, it is said that the Saints shall stand in the person's side during His death and will assist the person's soul during judgment. They also might leave you a reward (whether a material/spiritual reward) for being good. The opposite goes for an evil person. It is said they are the Askaponian equivalent to Santa Claus.

During the 1 Month period from December 6th to January 6th, if you see three old men together, you'll have good luck next year. Some say if three beggars visit, you should be kind to them. They might be the Three Saints in disguise.
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Old Dec 31, '06, 10:32 am
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There is an old Askaponian verse about Christmas:

'Let us rejoice, O Christians in this sweet day,
For Christ the Lord was born in a stable.
Today, unto us a Child is born,
today unto us a Son is given.
The Word was made flesh,
and dwelled among us.
The People who had walked in darkness had seen a Great Light,
To those who dwell in the darkness had the Light shined.
The Weakness of God is stronger than men,
The Foolishness of God is wiser than men.
He who has created man out of clay,
Is now lying in a manger full of hay.
He who was wrapped in the Cloud of Glory,
is now wrapped in swaddling clothes.
Glorify Him who now is in His Mother's arms,
The Lord, the Priest, the Prophet and King.
All is invited to see this Mystery:
That God was made Man in the Womb of Mary.'
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Old Jan 1, '07, 3:44 pm
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Another Askaponian Verse, this time about Easter:

The Angels in the Tomb had said:
Christ the Lord is Risen from the Dead;
See the Tomb where He was laid.
If you seek Him who is crucified,
Do not fear, for He is not here.

So let us rejoice and be glad;
For He who died as payment for our sin,
Has Himself trampled sin and death.
He who was the Priest and King,
Has offered Himself in the Sanctuary.

What great and awesome Mystery is this:
That Christ should ransom us with His blood,
Thus paying the price of Adamís fault.
Just as the Lambís blood saved the Israelites,
So did the Lordís blood free us from sin.

Rejoice, Christians, in this, our True Pasch,
When we were liberated from slavery.
Exult, for in this blessed Day
Did Christ break the bond of death!

Our Lamb is sacrificed;
The feast is ready, the table is laden,
Every man is welcome to enter.
Let all men receive their reward,
Let everyone enter the Joy of their Lord.

Bless this day, rejoice, exult,
For the Paschal Lamb is sacrificed.
But let us not keep the feast with the old leaven,
But with the azyme of truth and sincerity.

Go now then, sound the trumpets,
And tell all men of this Good News;
That the Lord is no longer in the Tomb.
Go forth to the world and tell to all men,
That Christ is Risen from the Dead.
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Old Jan 1, '07, 4:15 pm
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Congratulations on having such a vivid imagination. You must be an intelligent person. I was fooled into thinking I was reading about real events. I looked up "Askaponian" with the www.prolifesearch.org search engine and realized you just made up that word. God yosche shium siam! (Zoopdanese for "God bless you!") (not a real language)

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Old Jan 5, '07, 10:03 am
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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

The 'Gospel of Mark' Movie premieres today

The anticipated film by Director John Grodinius, 'The Gospel of Mark', is now officially premiering at the Country.

'I've always wanted to make a film about Jesus since childhood. It's my childhood dream, only to have the idea forgotten when I grew up', said the 56-year old director who is a revert to Catholicism after years of being an atheist.
'But then, after I saw the Passion of the Christ, as I went down a bookstore, I picked up a New Testament and flipped through the pages. I then found Mark's Gospel.
I really liked how he delivers the story of Christ in a straight, forward way. He really drove the message to the point, considering that his Gospel is the shortest of the Four.'
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Old Jan 5, '07, 12:15 pm
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I'm curious - why post this here and not on your blog?

~Liza
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Old Jan 6, '07, 1:04 am
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I'm curious - why post this here and not on your blog?

~Liza
I might post it there if this thread has already served its purpose and is finished. I prefer bringing it out there in a complete form.
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Old Jan 7, '07, 8:55 am
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A Brief Timeline of Jesus Films in Askaponia:

The Holy Passion (Sancte Passionis) (1902) (only surviving reel in bad condition; undergoing restoration)

The Miracles of Christ (Miraculus de Christi) (1907) (lost)

The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ (Passionis de N.D. Ihesus Christus) (1909) (only some scenes survive)

The Nazarene (El Nazarenus) (1915) (The very first Aksponian Jesus Movie that is still completely preserved. Also one of the earliest feature-length films with its running time of 80 mins.)

The Kingdom, the Power and the Glory (El Reynio, het el Potestas het eil Gloria)
(1920)

Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior (Ihesus Christus, Deus Filio, Salvator) (1929)

The Carpenter of Nazareth (El Lignarius de Nazareth) (1937) (The very first Jesus 'talkie')

The Carpenter's Square, the Cross, and the Tomb (El Norma, et Crucis, et Sepulcro) (1950) (The very first technicolor film)

Galilee and Judea (Galilea et Iudea) (1959)

Sandals in the Road (Plantaris in el Vie) (1988) (Rather controversial in some circles for trying to depict Jesus as a modern man born from a slum-like village)

Son of God; Son of Man (Filio Deo; Filio Homine) (1995)

The Gospel of Mark (Evanhelium secondus Marcus) (2007)
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Old Jan 7, '07, 9:07 am
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TODAY'S HEADLINES:

Major Fire breaks out in Trie Palmare City

Police Chief Antonio De Verus found dead near his home; police suspect foul play

King goes out on a Charity Drive this week

Members of the Parliament debate whether the Death Penalty should be legalized or not

Surnier-en-Rie Rams scores 5-3 over Quinque Palmarium Warriors in Baseball

Avalanche on Mount Costurias; 50 dead, 20 missing

Cathedral renovated for the coming 800th Anniversary of the founding of the Archdiocese of Sancte-Iohanne-Baptiste.

Askapotnielaskan Airlines celebrates 38th Anniversary
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Old Jan 10, '07, 2:00 am
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Some Screenshots from the Gospel of Mark:



'Cheer up;it is I, do not be afraid!'



'...but to sit at my right hand and at my left hand is not mine to give, but for whom it has been prepared.'



'Now let us see whether Elias shall come and take Him down'

More to come later..
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Old Jan 12, '07, 7:12 pm
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I think your continent is good, patrick!

May I ask where it is located in the world? And has the Pope ever visited or thought of visiting?
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