The national flag, adopted in , consists of a blue-black triangle placed vertical to the hoist and bordered in gold-yellow. Bands of red, white, green, white, and blue appear horizontally. Two anthems are currently in use: The South African rand r is a paper currency of cents. It is used throughout the South African monetary area. There are coins of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 cents and 1 rand, and notes of 2, 5, 10, 20, and 50 rand. The metric system is in use. Movable religious holidays include Good Friday and Ascension; Family Day is a movable secular holiday. Comparatively, the area occupied by South Africa is slightly less than twice the size of the state of Texas. Considered as a whole, South Africa extends 1, km 1, mi ne—sw and 1, km mi se—nw.
History of the Jews in South Africa
Definition of an Eastern Church An accident of political development has made it possible to divide the Christian world , in the first place, into two great halves, Eastern and Western. The root of this division is, roughly and broadly speaking, the division of the Roman Empire made first by Diocletian , and again by the sons of Theodosius I Arcadius in the East, ; and Honorius in the West, , then finally made permanent by the establishment of a rival empire in the West Charlemagne , The division of Eastern and Western Churches , then, in its origin corresponds to that of the empire.
Western Churches are those that either gravitate around Rome or broke away from her at the Reformation.
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Her father, a well-respected local businessman, died when she was eight years old, leaving her mother, a devoutly religious woman, to open an embroidery and cloth business to support the family. After spending her adolescence deeply involved in parish activities, Agnes left home in September , for the Loreto Convent in Rathfarnam Dublin , Ireland, where she was admitted as a postulant on October 12 and received the name of Teresa, after her patroness, St.
Agnes was sent by the Loreto order to India and arrived in Calcutta on 6 January Upon her arrival, she joined the Loreto novitiate in Darjeeling. She made her final profession as a Loreto nun on 24 May , and hereafter was called Mother Teresa. While living in Calcutta during the s and ’40s, she taught in St. Mary’s Bengali Medium School. On 10 September , on a train journey from Calcutta to Darjeeling, Mother Teresa received what she termed the “call within a call,” which was to give rise to the Missionaries of Charity family of Sisters, Brothers, Fathers, and Co-Workers.
The content of this inspiration is revealed in the aim and mission she would give to her new institute: Throughout the s and early s, Mother Teresa expanded the work of the Missionaries of Charity both within Calcutta and throughout India. The first foundation outside India opened in Cocorote, Venezuela, in From the late s until , the Missionaries of Charity expanded both in their reach across the globe and in their number of members.
Martyrs of Africa
It is about political control, not about truth. The Missing Link In A. These items found in southern England in a place called Piltdown were estimated to be , years old. For 40 years the remains were accepted by the academic community as an important part of our evolutionary development.
It was equivally applied in the documents of the Second Vatican Council — , the First Vatican Council — ,  the Council of Trent — ,  and numerous other official documents. Hierarchy of the Catholic Church and Catholic Church by country “I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on Earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on Earth shall be loosed in heaven.
The triple crown papal tiara symbolises the triple power of the Pope as “father of kings”, “governor of the world” and “Vicar of Christ”. The gold cross on a monde globe surmounting the tiara symbolises the sovereignty of Jesus. The Catholic Church follows an episcopal polity , led by bishops who have received the sacrament of Holy Orders who are given formal jurisdictions of governance within the church.
Ultimately leading the entire Catholic Church is the Bishop of Rome, commonly called the pope, whose jurisdiction is called the Holy See. In parallel to the diocesan structure are a variety of religious institutes that function autonomously, often subject only to the authority of the pope, though sometimes subject to the local bishop.
Most religious institutes only have male or female members but some have both. Additionally, lay members aid many liturgical functions during worship services.
Anastasius, Saint – A former magician and soldier, converted to Christianity, became a monk. Bridget the Younger and archdeacon of Fiesole, d. Priscilla Angels of the Churches – St. John in the Apocalypse is shown seven candlesticks and in their midst, the Son of Man holding seven stars. Anselm, monk, abbot, philosopher, theologian, Archbishop of Canterbury, Doctor of the Church Antediluvians – People who lived before the flood Anterus, Pope Saint – Also known as Anteros, pope for less than 2 months, d.
Short biographical article Anthony of the Desert, Saint – Article on the founder of Christian monasticism Anthony of Padua, Saint – Long article on the Augustinian canon turned Franciscan, priest, preacher, miracle worker, d.
This list represents only a tiny fraction of articles available on the New Advent website. For a more complete list, please see the full index for A or use the search box at the top of this page.. Aachen – In French, Aix-la-Chapelle, the name by which the city is generally known; in Latin Aquae Grani, later Aquisgranum Aaron – Brother of Moses, and High Priest of the Old Law.
Hebrew liberator, leader, lawgiver, prophet, and historian, lived in the thirteenth and early part of the twelfth century, B. Josephus and the Fathers assign the Coptic mo water and uses saved as the constituent parts of the name. Nowadays the view of Lepsius, tracing the name back to the Egyptian mesh child , is widely patronized by Egyptologists, but nothing decisive can be established. Rabbinical literature teems with legends touching every event of his marvellous career: The Bible furnishes the chief authentic account of this luminous life.
An elder brother Exodus 7: The second of these kept watch by the river, and was instrumental in inducing Pharaoh’s daughter, who rescued the child, to entrust him to a Hebrew nurse. The one she designedly summoned for the charge was Jochabed, who, when her “son had grown up”, delivered him to the princess.
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Portuguese exploration[ edit ] The modern Jewish history of South Africa began, indirectly, some time before the discovery of the Cape of Good Hope , by the participation of certain astronomers and cartographers in the Portuguese discovery of the sea-route to India. Portugal’s baptised Jews were still free until the Portuguese Inquisition was promulgated in It has been theorised that “a number of non-professing Jews” were among the first settlers of Cape Town. Non-Christian migration to the Dutch Cape Colony was generally discouraged until During the seventeenth and the greater part of the 18th century the state religion alone was allowed to be publicly observed; but on 25 July , the Dutch commissioner-general Jacob Abraham de Mist , by a proclamation whose provisions were annulled at the English occupation of and were not reestablished till , instituted in the colony religious equality for all persons, irrespective of creed.
The s through s[ edit ] Jews did not arrive in any significant numbers at Cape Town before the s. The first congregation in South Africa, known as the Gardens Shul , was founded in Cape Town in November , and the initial service was held in the house of one Benjamin Norden, at the corner of Weltevreden and Hof streets. Benjamin Norden, Simeon Markus, together with a score of others arriving in the early s, were commercial pioneers, especially the Mosenthal brothers—Julius, Adolph see Aliwal North , and James Mosenthal—who started a major wool industry.
By their enterprise in going to Asia and returning with thirty Angora goats in they became the originators of the mohair industry. Aaron and Daniel de Pass were the first to open up Namaqualand , and from to they were the largest shipowners in Cape Town, and leaders of the sealing , whaling , and fishing industries. Jews were among the first to take to ostrich-farming and played a role in the early diamond industry.
These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel The multi-coloured flag of modern South Africa is a symbol of its post-apartheid rebirth. But while Nelson Mandela led the country on a “long walk” to freedom, the creation of the flag 20 years ago was a frantic sprint by an unsung hero, writes Xin Fan. On a Saturday night at the end of February Fred Brownell’s phone rang. The voice on the other end asked him to get a new national flag designed – within a week.
Brownell was state herald, and had long known that the emerging new South Africa would need a new flag, but until this point he had not been asked to play a central role.
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