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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - August 22, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta 8 _ THE LETHBRIDGE HERAID Saturday, August 22, 1970 Church Celebrates 1100th Anniversary Faith Still Firm In Bulgaria By IIANNS NEUEKBOUIIG SOFIA (AP) youngsters were Scores of among UK crowd attending Sunday serv- ices at Alexander Ncvski Cathe- dral. built in gratitude for Czar- ist Russian help i" liberating Bulgaria from the Turks almost 100 years ago. Incense burned and the richly sonorous chants of the priests rang through She lavishly deco- interior. A young mother held up her child for most oUhe 2Vj-hour servics and only a few left before the end. In spite of unabated atheist propaganda, Bulgaria's Ortho- dox Church, observing its anniversary this year, undergoes a seeming renais- sance. Doubt and dissent may mar many other Christian churches, but Bulgarian Ortho- dox leaders report that in this Communist country faith is firming. "Religion is finding its place in life Bishop Stephan, first secretary of the Holy Syn- supreme body of the said in an interview. "In recent times, young people have become growingly inter- ested in the church. I can ob- serve this every Sunday. "These young men and women are searching for new answers. And they do so with great seriousness." Church officials also register a steady increase in religious weddings, baptisms and funer- als despite a stepped-up govern- ment campaign to popularize civil rituals. And at the semi- nary of Tejrepish, where young men are trained for priesthood, there are always more candi- dates than vacancies. The church, anxious not to arouse official concern, will not reveal statistics reflecting the rend. Asked about he total umber of Orthodox believers in lis 8.3 million-population coun- ry, Bishop Stephan had a typi- al answer: "We believe that bout 70 per cent of all Bulgari- ns belong to the Orthodox Church. Our government, which He's Man Of Many Parts This means that you can turn to Him for guidance, good ideas, and understanding. You don't have to feel left out of the natural intelligence that comes from God. If you would like to know more about your own capacity .as the child of God, or if you would like your children to know more, come with your whole family to our church on Sunday. We welcome you to our services and Sunday School. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Sunday Service and Sunday School a.m. Testimonial Meeting Wednesday, p.m. Reading Room Open Tues., Thurs. and Sat. except holidays. Noon 2 p.m. 1203 4th Ave. S. VANCOUVER (CP) Rev. David Brown, an Anglican min- ister of only a year's standing at the age of 51, is a man of many parts. For instance, he eases his ten- ions by baking bread, and among ether things is a gour- met cook. For years he spent his time n other continents, at jobs Problem For Missionaries is atheist, estimates the share is 40 per cent." Church-state relations in Bul- garia have been marked by probably less friction than in any other part of Communist Eastern Europe. Patriarch Cyril, 70-year-old head of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, holds one of the republic's high- est orders. Last year, a cabinet member led the delegation that went to Home for the ceremonies mark- ing the anniversary of the death of St. Cyril, apostle of the Slavs. And a Communist law refers to the church, granted autonomy at a council meeting in Constantinople in 870, as the "National Church." "Even atheists honor our church because of the great role it played in preserving our na- tional says Dimiter Todorov, deputy head of the government's committee for re- ligious affairs. Unlike the situation in Poland and some other Communist countries, the church in Bul- garia seems to have shed its po- litical role and to be adhering strictly to the Communist-or- dered principle of separation from (he state. Under an unusual concession, the church has remained the country's solo large private lan- downer. A state subsidy also amounts to about year. It pays for the upkeep of old, and construction of new church buildings, and the salaries of the clergy. Religous Afghans Fight Communism KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) The religious leaders of this iroudly Islamic nation are on he warpalh-against commu- nism, co-eds, miniskirts and other symptoms of Afghani- stan's entry into the 20th cen- wrath recently prompted marches, violent lemonstrations and retaliation 'rom the Afghan army. At least wo persons were killed in clashes between the mullahs, or preachers, and students in Kabul. The religious uproar was the ury. Their Hoiv Minister Eases Tensions which included flying propeller and jet ail-craft in the Middle East, Africa and Europe, cook- ing for loggers, clerking in a bank and selling appliances. "I wanted a new challenge and I've found it in the minis- he said in a recent inter- view. He managed to support his wife, Betty, and their five children while studying at the 'WajfyWakfyWala' inu reiigjuus uprutu was uie 10 i most defiant reaction to Afghan- miniskirt. that the nation ever since has been going from the Holy Koran to Peyton Place. "Even in. the United States, most people are against mini- asserted Sigblatullah Mowjededi, a militant mullah and lender of the anti-modern movement. name means "colored by faith" three months in the U.S. in 19C9. "When a man is excited when he sees tin's dress, it must bring the 42-year-old mul- lah said in an interview. "Mar- riage is the best answer to the stan's steps toward moderniza- ion since King Mohammed Zahir Shah gave his country a 'airly democratic constitution in 1965. The constitution proclaimed, among other basic rights, that "torturing a human being is not Islamic law sanctions fairly cruel pun- ishments. But the 'mullahs feel "Nothing must touch our he emphasized. "So it must be with communism; if communism comes to Afghani- stan, nothing will be left to the people." Protesting mullahs also sought a ban on Afghan women baring their limbs and an end to co-education at Kabul Univer- sity. TORONTO (CP) Does any- one here speak Waja, Waka or ft'ala? Ask that question at the To- ronto Institute of Linquistics and somebody is sure to say he has some knowledge of one of them. The institute, held annually each summer, prepares mis- sionaries for the problems they will encounter in trying to adapt to a strange language or culture. Waja, Waka or Wala are lan- guages spoken by tribes in Ni- geria, and missionaries have been faced with the task of de- veloping a knowledge of them. In its 22 years of operation, the institute has put more than missionaries through the intensive one-month course. It is sponsored by 29 denomi- national and non-denomination- al mission boards, and includes the whole spectrum Canadi- an Protestantism the major denominations, new churches and various inter-faitii mis- sionary societies. There are 157 distinct lan- guages in the world which are spoken by at least per- sons. No school could possibly offer comprehensive tion in them all. instruc- So the institute helps the mis- sionaries set up a program of self-instruction which they can put into effect when they arrive at the new posl. The principles to which he was exposed at the institute generally help each missionary to tackle more efficiently learning a new and difficult language when he must. Ninety prospective mission- aries from 18 mission boards in the United States and Canada attended this year's institute. Half of the class is headed for Asia, one of them to Indonesia. The students' this year were to imagine themselves placed in the midst of the Neo-Melane- sian people of New Guinea. They had to pretend they were dependent on the natives to teach them the language with no reference to English. All conversation during meals had to be in Neo-Melane- sian, with a liberal does of sign language thrown in. The same language was used for recrea- tion purposes and to put on a class play The Three Little Pigs. The touch of realism serves to show the missionaries the problems they will encounter, and some methods of adapting to them. CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 425 llth St. S. Mrs. Penny Dodo1, Organist J. R. CHAPMAN, Minister Sunday a.m. Morning a.m. EVERYBODY WELCOME Anglican Theological College here after retiring from the RCAF. "My wife and the children were'behind me all the way. I ended up in debt, but it': been well worth it." He became a breadmaker in a logging camp years ago, learned to bake cakss and pies in demonstrations of appliances and picked up a knowledge of French cuisine during four years with the NATO defence force in Paris. But it is the bread making he >refers. DOUGH IS RELEASE "It's wonderful for relieving he said. "When you've lad a hectic day and feel like aking a poke at someone it's great to get your hands into hat lovely dough and pummel t to pieces." Mr. Brown chose to enter the ninistry when he returned to Canada from his stint in Paris. "I sang in the air force choir for 14 of my 19 years in the he said. "Then, when I was stationed at St. Bruno, I wanted to be a lay reader in the church I attended in Montreal and started taking night courses in theology at the Montreal Di- ocesan College. "I finally ended up taking six lectures a week and also work- ing as airdrome control officer during the day. I couldn't do was too that's when I made my decision." He brought his family to Van- couver and graduated from the theological college in 1967. He was appointed to St. Timothy's Anglican Church, where he had served as deacon, upon his ordi- nation. First Use Of Term After the C h u r c h had been established at Jerusalem, the apostles set forth to convert both Jews and Gentiles at oth- er places. It was at Antioch, capital of Syria, -where they were first called Christians. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 1912 lOlh Avenue South 1st Ward............................... 3rd Ward 4th Ward 2808 28th Street South University Ward 6th Avenue 'A' and 23rd Street North 2nd Ward 5th Ward 6th Ward Elders Priesthood Sundew Meeting School a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. a.m. Sacrament Meeting p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. Pope Paul Asks Catholics To Keep Faith VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Paul has exhorted Roman Cath- olics in Hungary not to ren- ounce their faith and church history. In what were apparently in tended as words of comfort to two million Catholics living in a Communist society, the pontiff said that while the external cir- cumstances of civil life change, the church is immutable. The remarks were contained in an apostolic letter to the Hun- garian Catholics, sent to com- memorate the anniver- sary today of the birth of St. Stephen, founder of the kingdom of Hungary and of the church there. Although the Holy See's rela- itons with the Hungarian regime have deteriorated in recent years, the Pope's letter adopted a soft tone which observers here as conforming with the Vat- ican's conciliatory stance to- ward Communists. St. Hsidrew's PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 1818 5th Avenue South A N D Hope REFORMED CHURCH (Reformed Church in America) 1505 6lh Avenue South COME TO WORSHIP 1614 5th AVENUE SOUTH Rev. L. D. Hankinsoh of St. Andrew's preaching Organist: Mrs. Marilyn Sinclair, A.R.C.T., R.M.T. COMBINED SUMMER SERVICES a.m.-Sunday School in Norbridge Building, 1402 8 Ave. N. School at First. Baptist Church 11-00 Day Service in First Baptist Church "OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO OUR CHILDREN" (Broadcast CJOC) Registration for St. Andrew's Church School follow- ing the service. 7-00 p in Hope Reformed Church "CHRISTIANITY AND YOUR FAITH" EVERYONE WELCOME DEPART TO SERVE Lakeview Mennonite Brethren Church Street So. Pastor: Rev. Henry toewen Study Hour Service CHURCH OF CHRIST 2720 21st Ave. S. SUNDAY Study Worship WEDNESDAY Study JOE CORLEY Minister Phone 328-5781 CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Pastor: Rev. T. W. RoycrofI Corner 5th Ave. St. 5. Morning Service Evening Service EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH 12th Ave. and Mayor Magrath Dr. Phone 327-6113 Pastor: REV. H. J. JOST School Service "IN YOUR IS A GOOD Service. "WE HAVE RECEIVED TRUTH" A CORDIAL INVITATION TO ALL! Service (Nursery and Pre-School HN on duty at all times J Service Church of the Ndzarene REV R G. DEAStEY, Minister Phone 327-8827 Res. 327-4786 SUNDAY SERVICES School Children of all ages welcome Worship Subject: "GIANTS, GRAPES AND GRASS- HOPPERS" Quartet from Didsbury will sing: "THE KINGS MEN, AND NORMA JEAN" Prayer Meeting Subject: A Sinner Becomes A Saint MID-WEEK ACTIVITIES WEDNESDAY Prayer Meeting FRIDAY Night ____ A Friendly Welcome Awaits You LETHBRIDGE PENTECOSTAL TABERNACLE 520 7th Street South REV. W. J. GAMBLE, PASTOR a.m.-Sunday School with classes for all ages Worship- Local Gideon Camp in charge of service Mr. Lawrence Edwards will speak of Evangelism p.m.-Listen to "THE SUNSHINE EVANGEL HOUR" CJOC 1220 kc Wednesday, 8 and Bible Study Friday, Ambassadors Service "A HEARTY INVITATION IS EXTENDED TO YOU AND A WARM WELCOME AWAITS YOU" Lethbridge Christian Reformed Church 2nd Ave. A. and 18th St. N. SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 1970 Worship Worship Chwvli Tiff'CHKlsffiwrMO MISSIONARY ALLIRNCE 1202 3rd Avenue South Phone 327-2996 REV. A. DANIEL GOLDSMITH, MINISTER School Worship Service 327-4581 Lutheran Churches CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12th Street South Phone 327-0709 REV. E. R. MOODY, B.A., B.D. Worship IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenue and 18th Street S. Minister W. f. Schoepp-Phone 327-4336 Office, 328-6987 Res. School and Bible Class Worship Service Lutheran Church of the Good Sheperd llfh Avenue and 24th Street South PASTOR ALBERT OLSON No Sunday School until September. Service Communion First Sunday Each Month Listen to the Lutheran a.m. CFAC Calgary CHURCH (EPISCOPAL) H a Corner 4th SASliT AUGUSrifNE S cnd mi, south Rector: Rev. R. L. Crisfield, B.A., B.D. Choirmaster and Organist: B. G. Barrow, A.T.C.M. Communion (Said) Prayer, St. Monica's Choir Preacher: The Rector (Nursery Provided) MIDWEEK SERVICES Thursday, August 27th, a.m. Holy Communion ST. MARY THE VIRGIN S K. N" RECTOR: The Reverend Canon Robert W. Cowan, B.A., L.Th. THIRTEENTH AFTER TRINITY Eucharist Monday St. Bartholomew a.m. Eucharist Saturday p.m. Preparation for Sunday Eucharist THE UNITED CHURCH OF CANADA A UNION OF PRESBYTERIAN, METHODIST AND CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES Moderator: DR. ROBERT B. McCtURE, MD, FRC5 DR. J. t. PATER5ON, Calgary President of Alberta Conference REV. t. BRIAN JONES, tethbridae Chairman, South Alberta Presbytery SOUTHMINSTER 4th Ave. and llfh St. S. R. W. K. ELLIOTT REV. A. T. KING Musical Director: Mr. W. M. Woolhoyse Organist Emeritus: Mr. A. K. Pulland SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 1970 IJLJUU SUFFERING" The Rev. L. Brian Jones of McKillop United will conduct the service and preach. Music: Choir Anthem: "FOR THE BEAUTY OF THE Baby Sitting Services are available. McKILLOP UNITED CHURCH Serving Southeast lethbridge from 15th Ave. and 24lh SI. Minister: Rev. I. Brian Jones, M.A., B.D. Choir Director: Mr. F. H. Ward Organist: Mr. J. E. Longford SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 1970 The congregation of McKillop United Church uniting with the congregation at South- minster for the month of August with the minister, the Rev. L. Brian Jones in charge. EVERYONE WELCOME FIRST UNITED CHURCH Corner of 5th Avenue and 13lh Street North Minister: REV. R. E. (Ted) ESKDALE Choir Director: MR. H. VAN EGTEREN Organist: MRS. J. t. (tOIS) LEES SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 1970 Worship Mr. Eskdale preaching. NO SUNDAY SCHOOL A CITY CHURCH WITH A RURAL WELCOME! ;