"Many people think he was baptized because he knew he was dying, but that is not so.He did it when there was no longer any pressure on him, and when he was baptized, he hugged his family and wept, they all wept together for about half an hour."Judy Mowatt, a reggae and gospel singer who formerly sang backup for Marley in the group I Threes, recalled learning about Marley's conversion to Christianity in an interview with Cross Rhythms radio.[tags: Death/Mortality] - Losing Someone The world seems to stand still when you are told.That feeling you have never felt before, of total sadness.*** CHRISTIANITY: Some Holy Days have the same date each year; others vary from year to year. Celebrated twelve days after Christmas, it marks the visit of the three wise men to the baby Jesus. Feast to recall the revelation of the Trinity in Christ’s baptism. Traditionally, lanterns are hung in front of houses to guide the return to this world of ancestors’ spirits, and at the festival’s end, floating lanterns are put into rivers, lakes and seas to guide the spirits back into their world. Therefore, Kwanzaa is a time for achievements, reverence for the Creator and creation, commemoration of the past, recommitment to cultural ideals, and celebration of the good. Christian day of solemn memory of male children killed by King Herod in the attempt to destroy Jesus. HINDUISM: The dates change each year, based on the lunar calendar. Each year on this date (according to the Nanakshahi calendar) his birthday is celebrated with a Sikh festival that is a religious celebration in which prayers for prosperity are offered. During the festival bonfires are lit, traditional meals are offered, paper lanterns hung, and folk dances performed. This date marks the start in 1810 of the Mexican War of Independence that ended Spanish dictatorship. 30: Muharram (Islam), This month is the start of the Islamic New Year and is the most sacred month except for Ramadan. Christians celebrate this feast to commemorate the life of Saint Francis, who was born in the 12th century and is the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and the environment. The first day of winter occurs on or around December 22 and is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. 24-January 1: Chanukah, also known as Hanukkah (Jewish). It is celebrated on December 25 by Western churches and on January 7 of the following year by Eastern Orthodox churches. Kwanzaa, a Swahili word, means “first.” Kwanzaa is a cultural holiday, not a religious one, thus available to and practiced by Africans of all religious faiths. Bob Marley was born on Feb 6., and although many are familiar with the reggae legend as a Rastafarian, others may be surprised to hear that he was baptized as an Orthodox Christian before his death.Marley was an influential figure in the global expansion of a Rastafarian religious movement through his music.
* JUDAISM: All Jewish holidays begin and end at sundown on the dates listed. This is celebrated on the first Sunday of the year, but if this Sunday falls on January 1, 6, or 7, it is celebrated on January 2. However, since the 7th month of the year roughly coincides with August rather than July according to the formerly used lunar calendar, Obon is still observed in mid-August in many regions of Japan, while it is observed in mid-July in other regions. The first Monday in September is celebrated with picnics and parades honoring workers in the two countries. The “Paryushan-Parva,” is celebrated annually for self-purification and uplift and reinforces adherence to the ten universal virtues in practical life. It was an ideal opportunity to set up local governments in Mexico since Spain was in turmoil without clear leadership. This day was first observed by the United Nations General Assembly in1982. Each festival day is dedicated to one of the different forms taken by Durga. This is a time of introspection, abstinence, prayer and repentance. While not an official government holiday, most American-Indian organizations and tribes do observe this holiday. Founded in 1988, in the feminist and gay liberation spirit of the personal being political, the emphasis is that the most basic form of activism is coming out to family, friends and colleagues, and living life as an openly lesbian or gay person. Each evening candles are lit on the “menorah” (candelabra), adding one candle each night.
You used to find security in your faith, but now there is only sanctuary in ceremonies and rituals. A narcissist uses their religious belief to manipulate, control and dominate you through fear.
They systematically take the life out of your faith and replace themselves in the center. Major organizations such as Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and Jewish or even minor sects such as Mormon, Taoism, Confucianism, New Age, or Rastafari can be used.
Religion in Ethiopia consists of a number of faiths.
Among these mainly Abrahamic religions, the most numerous is Christianity (Ethiopian Orthodoxy, Pentay, Catholic) followed by Islam.
- Losing Someone You Care About Death is something no one likes to encounter.