As witnessed by “Manifest” an hour before the inauguration of then President-elect Barak Obama.
Witnessed this morning near Memorial Bridge, after Barak Obama was officially sworn-in as 44th president of the United States.
Reminiscent of events in Bagdad, an enterprising local, marked the end of 8 years of Bush’s presidency this way.
970 years this is the length of time that Bizantine coins have been in circulation: from Anastasius I (491-518) to David Megas Comnenus (1459 to 1461).
By comparison, the US dollar is only 224 years old. The Japanese Yen, introduced by the Meiji government in 1872, is barely 137.
1/january/2009 meanwhile, marked the tenth anniversary of the Euro, the official currency of 16 out of 27 member states of the European Union (EU).
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By Father Giuseppe Caruso for Manifest Magazine.
While Christmas is a holiday familiar to every westerner, the Epiphany, though also a Christian holiday, is less so.
Father Giuseppe Caruso of the “Ordine di San Agostino” reveals the origins of this equally important day for Christianity. (OSA). e insegno patrologia a Roma. all?Augustinianum.
On January 6 the Church of the East and West come together (notwithstanding their diverging calendars) to celebrate the feast of the Epiphany, also known as Theophany.
Fanein is a greek verb which means “to appear” or “to become visible”. Therefore the festival celebrates the manifestation of Christ to the world (hence the term Epiphany), because he appears as God. The use of the second term, Theophany, is manifestation of God (theo in Greek).
Christmas on the other hand, dates back to Roman times. It is the Christianization of the holiday period then known as “Natalis solis invicti” (Birth of the undefeated sun). As in many pagan traditions “Natalis solis invicti” marked the winter solstice.
We know that in AD 274, Emperor Aureliano had been a big proponent of the holiday. Decades later in AD 336, Christians celebrated on that day the birth of who they thought was the true sun of justice, Christ the Lord.
Meanwhile the Epiphany appeared in Alexandria, Egypt where pagans celebrated the feast of the god of time Eon, on 5 and 6 January.
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In this issue:
- The Euro: the next Byzantine Currency?
- The Origins of the Epyphany by Father Giuseppe Caruso
- The Art of Selecting Talent by Thomas Mueller
- “Am I addicted to the Internet?” asks Sam Saleh
- Taking Micro-Blogging to the Next Level: An interview with Mike Langford
Leo S. Maveliwill be featured in the 15/January issue of Manifest Magazine. Here is an excerpt of the interview.
Leo S. Mavely – Founder
Leo, technically a graduate in applied biotech engineering from MDU, Haryana. After joining NirmaLabs ( a technology business incubator), he has been working towards building a world class medical product for the ‘affordable’ population in developing countries.