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New Discovery of Origen Psalms Commentary in Greek

by Joel Elowsky

Previously undiscovered homilies in Greek of the African commentator Origen on  Psalm 36 were recently discovered in the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.  Check out the link that announces the discovery:

http://alinsuciu.com/2012/06/12/lorenzo-perrone-about-origens-newly-discovered-homilies-on-the-psalms/

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Coptic Announcement on Same Sex Civil Marriage

by Joel Elowsky

I received the following press release from our friend Bp Angaelos in Britain concerning the Coptic church's stance on same sex marriage that is under discussion in Britain:

In response to the Government Equalities Office Consultation, The Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom has stated that it cannot support the proposal relating to same-sex civil marriage, listing the following items for careful consideration: 

  1. While this current Consultation attempts to reassure by claiming that “the Government does not propose to open up religious marriage to same-sex couples”, the term ‘marriage’ in itself is one that has been utilised within a religious context
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Google Calling Africa

Google in Africa

by Joel Elowsky

As the CEAC looks to create digital content for Africa, one of the issues has been whether or not Africa would be ready to receive such content. We believe ebooks available for iPhone and other applications are the wave of the future. So we are heartened to see this development. The following article from "The Economist" and from "Just Means" would seem to indicate we are moving in the right direction:

http://www.economist.com/node/21554566

http://www.justmeans.com/Technology-Google-Calling-Africa/37103.html

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