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  • 01:21

    Up Close & Personal with Flamenco Guitarist Extraordinaire "Jesse Cook"

    in Music

    New York City, New York (27 August 2015): Constantinople, the ancient melting pot mecca intersecting  Europe, India, Middle East and Africa, serves as the inspiration for the adventurous sonic explorations of “One World,” the ninth studio album from world music guitarist Jesse Cook.

    Joining primal instrumentation from all over the globe with rhythmic loops, textured audioscapes and technological experimentation, Cook’s eOne Music release, which debuted at No. 1 on the jazz and world music charts in the Canadian’s homeland, will receive it’s official U.S. release on October 2 tied to the launch of the first leg of the American “One World” concert tour

  • 00:43


    in Religion



    You where born NOT to die, physically or spiritually so why are we dead or dieing?

    Constantinus Pogonatus presided at the Sixth AEcumenical Council of prominent men, holding the highest positions in the Christian Church in 680 AD. He was not a Pope and not even a priest. At that time of history there were only Bishops, no Popes or Cardinals. And what was that council assembled for?

    In 680 he summoned theThird Council of Constantinople, which briefly reestablished peace between the Eastern and Western churches by condemning  Monotheletism

    . Constantine was succeeded by his son,Justinian II


  • 00:30

    Episcopacy 301 - The Transformation of the Episcopacy

    in Religion

    Based on the 2014 COAAB Syllabus as well as the Course taught at the Memphis Episcopal Symposium.  You can purchase the 2014 Syllabus online in word or PDF format from the congress website


    Alexandrian Habtude and the Antioch Episcopacy

    5 Patriarchies 

    Council of Nicaea 325 (the beginning of the Patriarchy) It is here at Nicaea that the word Metropolitan is first seen in the Canons of the church. 3 metropolitan sees at Nicaea govern a province that was synonomus with the Roman Province of the area. They had suffragan bishops under them that headed their own sees under their metropolitan.

    Diocese is first used 

    Council of Constantinople 381 New Rome is given the same privilge as old Rome.  At this council by way of Emperor Theodosius division of the East into Five Dioceses, the term diocese comes into the LIFE of the church.  Originally Metropolitan headed the diocese while the Bishop was over his SEE or CIty Church.

    Council of Ephesus 431  Jerusalem obtain the same metropolitical power as the other 3.

    Council of Chalcedon 451 the Jerusalem as well as the other four are officially called Patriarchs.


  • 00:31

    St. Lorenzo Giustiniani

    in Religion

    Rebroadcast of the long running radio program, "The Ave Maria Hour", a presentation of the Franciscan Friars of the Atonement. www.AtonementFriars.org

    Born to the Venetian nobility; his ancestors had fled Constantinople for political reasons. Against his widowed mother‘s wishes, he chose against marriage and for the religious life. Augustinian canon regular at San Giorgio, Alga, Italy in 1400. Spent his days wandering the island, begging for the poor. Ordained in 1406. Noted preacher and teacher of the faith. Held assorted administrative positions within his Order. Reluctant bishop of Castello, Italy in 1433. General of the canons regular. Bishop of Grado, Italy in 1451; the see was then moved to Venice, Italy, and Laurence was named archbishop and patriarch by Pope Nicholas V. Noted writer on mystical contemplation. Had the gift of prophecy. Miracle worker.

  • 00:22

    The Imperial Church: The Impact of the New Order, Part 3

    in Christianity

    The History of Christianity #89

    Our History of Christianity Scripture verse today is Luke 3:16 which reads: "John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire."

    Our History of Christianity quote today is from Ron Sider. He said: "For the early believers koinonia was not the frilly ‘fellowship’ of church-sponsored bi-weekly outings. It was not tea, biscuits and sophisticated small talk in the Fellowship Hall after the sermon. It was an unconditional sharing of their lives with the other members of Christ’s body."

    Today, in the History of Christianity, we are looking at "The Imperial Church - The Impact of the New Order" (Part 3) from Dr. Justo L. Gonzalez's fine book, The Story of Christianity (Volume 1). 

    The churches built in the time of Constantine and his successors contrasted with the simplicity of churches such as that of Dura-Europos. Constantine himself ordered that the Church of Saint Irene, Holy Peace - be built in Constantinople. Helena, his mother, built in the Holy Land The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem and another one on the Mount of Olives. Similar churches were built in the major cities of the empire, sometimes by imperial command, and sometimes simply following the example of the new capital. On occasion, local residents were ordered to contribute to the building of churches with labor and materials. This policy continued under Constantine's successors, most of whom sought to perpetuate their memory by building great churches. Although most of the churches built by Constantine and his first successors have been destroyed, there is enough evidence to offer a general idea of their basic plan -- which in any case was copied in a number of subsequent churches that still stand.


  • 01:59

    National Agenda with savage-el ~ Mortmain / Misprision / HONOR UP ! ! !

    in Education

    Treaty of Commerce and Navigation Between the United States and the Ottoman Empire; February 25, 1862

    Treaty of Commerce and Navigation Between the United States and the Ottoman Empire. Concluded at Constantinople, February 25, 1862. Ratifications exchanged at Constantinople, June 5,1862. Proclaimed by the President of the United States July 22, 1862.


    Whereas a treaty of commerce and navigation between the United States of America and the Ottoman Empire was concluded and signed by their respective plenipotentiaries at Constantinople on the twenty-fifth day of February last, which treaty, in the English language, is word for word as follows:


  • 00:59

    3/17/15 9pm Eastern Time "The Armenian Genocide"with Virginia Apelian

    in Politics

    The Armenian Genocide a was the Ottoman government's systematic extermination of its minority Armenian subjects from their historic homeland within the territory constituting the present-day Republic of Turkey. The starting date is conventionally held to be 24 April 1915, the day Ottoman authorities rounded up and arrested some 250 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople. The genocide was carried out during and after World War I and implemented in two phases: the wholesale killing of the able-bodied male population through massacre and subjection of army conscripts to forced labour, followed by the deportation of women, children, the elderly and infirm on death marches leading to the Syrian desert.   Tonite we will hear from Author Virginia Apelian who wrote the book "Musa Dagh Girl, Daughter of Armenian Survivors." Apelian’s story tells of deportation, refugee camps, and the historical background of the Armenians. The book can be found here. http://www.parable.com/i.Musa-Dagh-Girl-Apelian-Virginia-Matosian.9781612155517Hosts Doreen Finkle and Reuben Torres  Show sponsored by studentsforabetterfuture.com

  • 00:17

    The Imperial Church -- Constantine, Part 3 (The History of Christianity #82)

    in Christianity

    Our History of Christianity Scripture verse today is Psalm 37:37 which reads: "Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace."

    Our History of Christianity quote today is from Joseph Addison. He said: "The Christian religion made its way through Paganism, unassisted by the force of human power, and as gentle as the triumphs of light over darkness."

    Today, in the History of Christianity, we are looking at "The Imperial Church - Constantine" (Part 3) from Dr. Justo L. Gonzalez's fine book, The Story of Christianity (Volume 1).

    "It may well have been during his campaign against Licinius that Constantine became aware of the strategic value of Byzantium. That city was at the very edge of Europe, where it almost touched Asia Minor. Thus, it could serve as a bridge between the European and the Asian portions of the empire. Furthermore, if properly fortified, Byzantium would control the Bosporus, through which all shipping had to pass in its way from the Mediterranean to the Black Sea. A peace treaty made with Persia several decades earlier was about to expire, and the emperor felt the need to establish his headquarters near the Eastern border. But at the same time the Germanic tribes on the Rhine were always a threat, and therefore it would not be wise for the emperor to settle too far from the West. For all these reasons, Byzantium seemed the ideal location for the new capital. Constantine's choice - for which he took no credit, claiming that he was following instructions from God - proved to be most wise, for the city that he founded would play a strategic role for centuries to come."


  • 00:16

    The Imperial Church -- Constantine, Part 2 (The History of Christianity #81)

    in Christianity

    Our History of Christianity Scripture verse today is Romans 13:1 which reads: "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God."

    Our History of Christianity quote today is from Eusebius. He said: "Constantine saw with his own eyes the trophy of a cross of light in the heavens, above the sun, and bearing this inscription: conquer by this. At the sight, he himself was struck with amazement and his whole army also."

    Last time, in the History of Christianity, we looked at "The Imperial Church - Constantine" (Part 1).

    Today, in the History of Christianity, we are looking at "The Imperial Church - Constantine" (Part 2) from Dr. Justo L. Gonzalez's fine book, The Story of Christianity (Volume 1).

    The truce lasted until 322 AD, although there was an ever-increasing tension between the two emperors. The main reason for conflict was still the ambition of both men, which found expression in the question of what titles and honors were to be given to their sons. But by the time war finally broke out, the question of religious policy had also become a bone of contention.

    Licinius' religious policy needs to be clarified, for after Constantine's victory some Christian writers, in order to justify his actions against Licinius, made the latter appear in a bad light. For a number of years after the Edict of Milan, Licinius took no measures against Christians. Actually, a contemporary Christian writer, in telling the story of Licinius' victory over Maximinus Daia, makes it sound very similar to Constantine's victory over Maxentius - including a vision. But Christianity in Licinius' territories was divided over a number of issues, and such divisions led to public disorders...

  • 01:40

    Memoriam St. Anthony of the Desert, Abbott Dominican Chant/Rite

    in Christianity

    St. Anthony is the favorite Saint of my favorite Saint, St. Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria, Egypt. St. Anthony lived from 285 to 365 AD.  As such he experienced the Apostolic Church of Martyrs of the First and Second Centuries and in 312 the Edict of Milan, first Official Tolerance and then Establishment of Catholicism as the official religion of the Roman Empire now under the auspices of the first Catholic Emperor, Constantine the Great. With the best of intentions (my grandmother Gertrude always said the road to Hell is paved with good intentions) Constantine ended persecution of the Catholic Church at various times and places in the Roman Empire by previous Emperors such as first Nero and finally Diocletian. Leaving the Pope behind in Rome when Constantine moved the center of the Empire to Constantinople- formerly a fifth century BC Greek colony Byzantium, Constantine without malice with the best of intentions manufactured the heresy of ceasaropapism where as emperor he is defender and head of the official religion just as it was with the official Roman gods and Nero and Diocletian persecuting disloyal Catholics refusing to burn incense to the  gods. St. Anthony at 18 went into the desert surrounding the Egyptian Nile Delta around Alexandria. In the Life Of Anthony, St. Athanasius portrays Anthony's battle against Satan and his minions through prayer, fasting, and self-sacrifice in Divine Service of God. St. Anthony emerges from the catecombs analogously resurrected here and now in Holiness to be the Patriarch-Abbott- of Monks a rule giver unto holiness. The Rules' chanting 150 Psalms has the Mass as the anchor for the monks common life . St. Benedict two hundred years later having gone East would transplant the Rules of Anthony and St. Basil the Great West to Italia through The Rule of St. Benedict. 

  • 01:35

    St. Basil the Great and Gregory of Nanzianus Doctors and Bishops Dominican Rite

    in Christianity

    St. Basil the Great and Gregory Nanzianus "The Theologian" are theological Doctors and Patristic Fathers of the Greek Eastern Catholic Church. As Bishops both affirmed by theology, using Greek Philosophy, as the "handmaid" of theology Apostolic Tradition against the twin heresies of Arianism and Gnosticism in the Church which captivated both later apostate Emperors and Bishops loyal to the Emperor after the advent of caesaropapism. Constantine the Great with the best of intentions by edict established the Catholic Church sans the Pope in Rome as the offical state religion of the Roman Empire now epicentered in Constantinople. Basil and Gregory affirmed the Nicene Creed