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10 things you probably did not know about Good Friday

The earliest known use of "Guode Friday" is found in The South English Legendary, a text from around 1290.

30 Mar 2018 9:38 AM

Christ was victim of sexual abuse when he was stripped for crucifixion, says academic

Stripping was a deliberate action used by the Romans to humiliate and degrade those they wished to punish.

27 Mar 2018 9:50 AM

Welcoming the new

The Wiccan community in the city is getting together to celebrate the onset of spring with Ostara.

24 Mar 2018 12:49 AM

Mystic Mantra: Wherefore fasting?

The spiritual masters, however, have been telling us since ages that fasting does even greater marvels to one’s soul.

15 Mar 2018 1:45 AM

Mystic Mantra: Meditation teaches us ways to endure pain

The walls in churches are marked with 14 stations depicting events as they unfolded in Jesus’ last journey.

27 Feb 2018 12:23 AM


Church body warns of ‘Hindutva invasion’

The NBCC in its letter also flagged the point to which Congress leaders have been raising in the neighboring Meghalaya assembly elections.

12 Feb 2018 6:06 AM

Mystic Mantra: Let’s pray for unity in freedom

Thinking freely also brings splits, be it in families, politics, academics, ideologies, and indeed among religious groups.

19 Jan 2018 11:49 PM

Real-life Santa posts thousands of pounds to strangers with note saying 'Jesus loves you'

One of the neighbours saw the well-wisher and described him as a Jamaican who she thought was delivering leaflets.

26 Dec 2017 12:26 PM

Mumbai family grows 65 feet tall Christmas tree; India’s tallest

The Saldanha family, originally hailing from Mangalore, acquired the tree, for Rs 250 over four decades ago.

25 Dec 2017 1:01 PM

Franciscan monks put baby Jesus on bed of bullets to press for peace

The monks said the bed of 445 bullet shells honors the estimated 445 Roman Catholic priests, nuns, monks killed for their faith.

23 Dec 2017 11:13 AM


Little, but fierce artwork

Before writing him off as crazy to have quit his job, know that his artworks have been getting good responses.

20 Dec 2017 12:11 AM

Mystic Mantra: The advent of Christmas

Jesus Christ is the central figure of Christianity.

08 Dec 2017 6:40 AM

Mystic Mantra: Let’s share with the poor

There is a poverty that dulls the sense of personal responsibility and leaves others to do the work while we go looking for favours.

22 Nov 2017 6:11 AM

The spreading cult of Xi: Does China have a new Mao Zedong?

The move depicts the personality cult surrounding Mao Zedong, whose picture was in every home.

15 Nov 2017 2:02 PM

Remove images of Jesus Christ, only Xi Jinping can save you: China to Christians

More than 11 per cent of its one million residents live below the country's official poverty line, while nearly 10 per cent is Christian.

15 Nov 2017 12:01 PM


Mystic Mantra: Luke’s good news

Luke highlights joy, compassion and the presence of God’s spirit.

18 Oct 2017 1:31 AM

Siberian traffic cop who left job to become Jesus has 5000 followers

Torop calls himself Vissarion and 300 of his followers live in wooden huts in a village around his church.

06 Oct 2017 6:36 PM

Gender diversity art show closed over protests in Brazil

Conservative organization that led the charge on social media denied it was trying to censor art.

12 Sep 2017 2:10 PM

Mystic Mantra: The Pardon of Assisi

The changed lives of individuals is a proof that pilgrimages do help, if, as John Paul says, “we are well disposed” for it.

02 Aug 2017 12:45 AM

Gujarat textbook refers to Jesus as ‘haivaan’; ‘shame to India’ says Cong

Arunachal Congress Committee chief calls for immediate remedial steps to assuage the hurt sentiment of Indians, particularly the Christians.

14 Jun 2017 8:22 PM