Yizkor – Rememberance

Yizkor is the memorial service recited for the deceased at several points throughout the year. Not only do many find it to be a moving, emotional experience, it also has the power to elevate spiritually the souls of the departed. Yizkor is predicated on the concept of the immortality of the soul. Although the deceased…More

Amidah

The Amidah is a traditional Jewish prayer said during daily religious services, and makes up the majority of the service liturgy. Some scholars believe that “The Lord’s Prayer” as taught be Yeshua haMasheiach is a simplified form of the Amidah. I have below created a translation of the traditional Jewish Amidah, removing repetitive parts and…More

Church on The Edge

This dark world is in need of light! We the people of God will do what we have been called to do. We will Be the light to those who are in darkness by sharing the love of JESUS CHRIST.We are called to care for orphans and widows, the poor and the homeless, the lost…More

Sanctuary San Diego

“I was sought by those who did not ask for Me; I was found by those who did not seek Me. I said, ‘Here I am; here I am’ to a nation that was not called by My Name.” Isaiah 65:1, NKJV Sanctuary is not what you would expect. We are a fellowship of Christian…More

Jesus Was Gother Than You

Originally created by The ShanMonster in the year 2000, as satire. Though some may consider this crass, it was not meant to be serious, the intent was not to offend, and this should be taken in good humour. I’ve been looking for a saviorIn these dirty streets.Looking for a savior beneath these dirty sheets.I’ve been…More

The Dark Night Of The Soul

By Saint John of the CrossTranslated from Spanish to English by Jack Danya Kemplin in 2009 A song of the soul rejoicing at having achieved Union with it’s beloved, God. Once on a dark night,Burning with love’s ardent longings, I arose(O coming of delightful throws!)And snuck out so no one knows,While all the house lay…More

Wave-Gotik-Treffen a celebration of The Feast of Weeks AKA Shavu’ot and Pentecost

Wave-Gotik-Treffen As Goths, we have a tradition of every year for Pentecost (Whitsunday, Pfingsten), making pilgrimage to Leipzig, Germany, for a large celebration we call Wave-Gotik-Treffen or The Meeting of the Gothic Wave. We travel from all around the world, meeting in this one spot, dressing in our most elaborate and beautiful outfits, and enjoying…More

How to Celebrate Sukkot

“On the 15th day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the harvest, you will celebrate YHVH’s festival of Sukkot for seven days. The first day will be a high holy day and you shall do no work, and after the seven days, on the eighth day it shall also be a high…More