A Defense of Christian Goth

Originally written by Josiah Schmidt for GothsForJesus.com on April 4th, 2003. “But the LORD said to Samuel, ‘Do not consider his appearance. . . The LORD does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.’” I Samuel 16:7 Gothicism is often looked…More

There is a Christian Goth revolution taking place

The Revolution Originally written by Josiah Schmidt for GothsForJesus.com on August 30th, 2004. “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. He chose the lowly things of this world and the despised things–and the things that are not–to…More

A Time for Fasting

It is the season of Lent. As I like to illuminate the Jewish origins of Catholic tradition, I would like to point out that just as there is a 40 day fast, Lent, before Pascha (Easter); there is the Fast of Esther, which some do in the daylight hours leading up to Purim, and for…More

Ecumenism —part 3: Adonai Ekhad

My heart overflows with passion and love for many groups within the body of Christ Jesus / Yeshua HaMeshiach. Attempting to fulfill The Word Thus far I have communed with two congregations, both of which reflecting in a different way what The Angel revealed to me as the True Faith. I have communed with the…More

Why did the medieval Church fast on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays?

The answer to this is actually quite simple, they viewed:  Every Wednesday as a little Ash Wednesday and therefore a day of fasting. Every Friday as a little Good Friday (Friday of the Passion of Our Lord) and therefore a day of fasting. Every Saturday is The Sabbath, and is therefore a day of fasting…More

Those who drink His Blood shall have Eternal Life

Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.” John 6:53 P.S. Saturday works too, as that is The Sabbath. Also you can drink his blood and eat his flesh every day at Daily…More

Easy Essays – To the Bishops of the USA: a Plea for Houses of Hospitality

[An address by Peter Maurin to the unemployed at a meeting held in September, 1933, at Manhattan Lyceum, and published in THE CATHOLIC WORKER, (October, 1933) in order that it might be sent to all the Bishops and Archbishops meeting at the National Conference of Catholic Charities in New York.] The Duty of Hospitality People…More