RELIGIOUS EVENTS IN HISTORY

On June 2, 1875, James Augustine Healy becomes the first African-American to be named a Catholic bishop in the United States. Previously in 1854, Healy was the first African-American to be ordained as a Roman Catholic priest after graduating from the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts. He then went to seminary schools in Montreal and Paris to study to become a seminary professor. Healy later decided to become a pastor and served as a priest in Boston. After his successful career in Boston, he was appointed to the position of second bishop of Portland, Maine, by Pope Pius IX. On June 2, Healy was consecrated as the Bishop of Portland.

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RELIGION CALENDAR

June 6: Ascension of Jesus (Orthodox Christian)

June 9: St. Columbia of Iona (Celtic Christian)

June 9: Pentecost (Christian)

June 9: Shavuot (Jewish)

June 15: Saint Vladimir Day (Christian)

June 16: Guru Argan martyrdom (Sikh)

June 16: Trinity Sunday (Christian)

June 19: New Church Day (Swedenborgian)

June 20: Corpus Christi (Catholic Christian)

GOOD BOOK?

“Seeing Jesus from the East: A Fresh Look at History’s Most Influential Figure” by Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray

In “Seeing Jesus from the East,” Ravi Zacharias and Abdu Murray show us why a broader view of Jesus is needed - one that recognizes the uniquely Eastern ways of thinking and communicating found in the pages of the Bible. Zacharias and Murray capture a revitalized gospel message, presenting it through this Eastern lens and revealing its power afresh to Western hearts and minds.

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THE WORD

Lakshmi: Pronounced “LUK-shmee.” In Hinduism, the female counterpart of Lord Vishnu, or God’s role as preserver. She represents light, beauty and prosperity.

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RELIGION AROUND THE WORLD

According to the CIA World Factbook, the religious makeup of Montenegro is:

- Orthodox: 72.1%

- Muslim: 19.1%

- Catholic: 4.3%

- Atheist: 1.2%

- Other: 1.5%

- Unspecified: 2.6%

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