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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - December 1, 1973, Lethbridge, Alberta LETHBRIDGE December Padre Cicero 'lives' in Brazil's northeast BRUCE HANDLER JUAZK1RO DO NORTE. Brazil A con- troversial Roman Catholic priest who died nearly 40 fears ago still lives in the memories of millions ot peo- ple in Brazil's impoverished northeast To he is almost as important as Jesus Christ Rev. Cicero Romao Ba- Padre as ev- eryone calls down trom photographs and statues in countless thousands miserable mud-brick shacks in this backward cor- icr ol South America In town alter town there are Padre Cicero gas stations and an occasional Padre Jicero bar. The city ol do S'orle. m Ceara has an monument of 3adre Cicero holding a con- Tele hat as big as a Volks- vagen car It draws pilgrims a year. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE 1203 4ih AVE. S SUNDAY 8 15am The TRUTH That Ancient and Modern Necro- macy. Alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism WEDNESDAY 7 30 p m Meeting READING ROOM Open p m Tues Thurs Sal HONPA BUDDHIST CHURCH 3611 Forestry Ave. 2 00 p m Sunday Service English Speaker Rev James H Burkey Padre Cicero founded the became its first helped overthrow an un- triendly governor in a local revolution and allegedly per- lormed miracles. PRIEST PUNISHED The near- ly excommunicated him tor deeds that a local bishop con- sidered heresy. Many peasants m this re- gion are convinced that Padre who died in 1934 at the age ot 90. will return to earth to settle accounts with his enemies and sort bl Brazilian-style Judg- ment Day. went to Padre Cicero in 1923 when 1 nearly Luiz a 76-yearold told a reporter who visited Juazeiro do Norte. cured me with his blessing Silva crossed the Son. Padre Cicero and the Holy then knelt to kiss the feet of a Padre Cicero statue in the house where the famous priest died. The building was strewn with clay and wooden models ol leet. eyes and intestines brought over the years as mementoes by people who claim Padre Ci- or them of ailments. A local historian acknowl- edges that say a lot ol things about Padre But the historian. Amalia Ohveira. SAW NO MIRACLES is no evidence of any miracles. I think that with time we will see Padre Cicero lor what he really but not a Although millions of Brazil- ians equate Padre Cicero with a there never has been a formal movement to cano- nize him NORBRIDGE COMMUNITY CHURCH The Evangelical Church in Canada 1402 8 Ave. N. 10 00 a m School 11 00 a m Worship Service SERVICE' 7 00 p m Everyone is Welcome 27th Annual Rotary Carol Festival Dec. 17th 8 p.m. Southminster Church Attend This Traditional Event Bethlen Presbyterian Church 1014-10IH Avenue North Lelnbridge Minister Rev. George M.lh. OrganiBt-Miu Vivian Toth English Worship a.m. Hungarian Worship a.m. Sunday School a.m. CHRISTIAN TABERNACLE Corner 5th Ave. and 13th St. S. SALVATION HEALING MIRACLES Past Jr REV. T. W. ROYCROFT Service 7jOO.a.m.-i-Evanina Service THE ANGLICAN CHURCH OF CANADA SAINT AUGUSTINE'S Corner 4th Avenue and 11th Street South REVEREND L FRANK LEE. B A S T B Rector REVEREND DEREK HOSKIN. L. Th Curate DENNIS WHITELEY. A Mus T C L A R.C.O Organist and Choirmaster a.m.-Holy Communion 9-00 a.m.-Holy Communion 00 a.m Junior Choirs FAMILY Beginners Department ot Church School MIDWEEK SERVICES December a.m. Holy Communion izinai. C and Slh Ave. N. ST. MARY THE VIRGIN Rector. The Reverend Canon Robert W B A Lth. FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT 'I 30 -Matins 8'00 a m a.m School a in Parish Hall Eucharist MIDWEEK SERVICES Tuesday St Clement p.m. Eucharist a.m. Eucharist Communion mention that name around shouted an ec- clesiastical official in Rio de Janeiro when a reporter asked about the matter Brazil is the world's most populous Roman Catholic country. Padre Cicero first gained renown in 1889 when the host he gave to a young woman during a mass allegedly turn- ed into the blood ol Christ in her mouth. The news spread rapidly. People flocked to Juazeiro do Norte to see the reputed miracle maker. The bishop ol the capital ol Ceara. considered such goings-on heresy. He prohibited Padre Cicero from preaching and taking con- lessions and finally ordered him to get out of Juazeiro do Norte or lace ex- communication. VISITED POPE Padre Cicero took his case all the way to Pope Leo XIII Alter an arduous trip by train and the Bra- zilian priest got a 20-mmute audience with the Pope. A Vatican tribunal later found Padre Cicero innocent of vio- lating church law. The Fortaleza how- refused to retract his earlier orders. Padre Cicero stayed in Juazeiro do Notre people and allegedly curing but he did not say mass. He eventually got into poli- tics. His followers elected him. as state leg- islator and federal congress- man. Catholics study role of women OTTAWA The Cana- dian Catholic the national association of Roman Catholic has organiz- ed a committee to study the role of women in the church and society. The 18-member committee held its first meeting recently in Port and Co- nnne a philosophy professor from the University of was elected chairman. The group wants to assem- ble statistics on what roie women play in church organizations and determine areas for study. Opinions will be sought from interested parties on all levels of the church and work- ing papers will be developed for study at diocesan levels. The committee will meet in December of this year and in 1974. ''Internal fuss splits Christians9 EDMONTON The moderator of the Pres- byterian Church says the deepest divisions among Canadian Christians are those between the social activists and traditionalists within a denomination not between the denominations. Dr. Agnew H. Johnston of Thunder in an interview during a visit last said social justice has become the war cry of a large part of the church on the other a great many people in each church feel there should be a return the simple teaching of Christ's gospel and to teaching the old values of honesty and uprightness which they feel have been Herald Canadian translators Three of the six Canadians involved in translation of The New International Version examine a copy of the book in Toronto. Shown left io right above are Dr. Richard Longnecker and Dr. R. K. Harrison of Wychffe Anglican and Dr. Gordon dean emeritus of Central Baptist Toronto. Other contributors were Dr. William Martin and Dr. Carl Armerdmg of Regent and Rev. Alvin Martin of the Alliance Canadian Bible Regma Another version of what God said By GEORGE W. CORNELL NEW YORK In a prolific period of Bible translators have turned out another new one. generation faces a Bi- ble says Rev. Dr. Herbert of the American Bible Society's translating committee. The latest addition is the New International Version of the New issued this fall after seven _ years work by a global team of evangelical scholars. Freshly rendered from the ancient Greek in which it was the new version puts the contents into contemporary English and a lean simple style. cannot serve both God and says Matthew turning the old-style into the modern word for The new version is one of many that have come out in the last few making these times the most produc- tive period for new Bible translations in the long history of the book. Dr. Grether says desire for the Bible common has not been so high since the 16th century Protestant a demand that includes Roman Catholics. INVOLVED SCHOLARS The output may seem some- what with so many new Bibles now avail- he writes in the United Presbyterian and the United Church of Christ A. in analyzing the trend. The New International Ver- sion involved work of 106 scholars of 20 denominations in New Australia and the United States. Rev. Youngbe the society's executive says the project is of the greatest numbers of scholars and countries to undertake a Bible translation. Prayer Day grant made PARIS. Ont The Women's Inter Church Coun- cil of Canada has released in grants to service organizations around the world The next World Day ol Prayer will be March 1. 1974. and will be celebrated in more than 150 countries Lutherans buy plane for north SASKATOON The Wings to the North project of the Evangelical Lutheran Church Women has taken 'wing' now through the purchase of an it was announced here recently by the Rev. H. Curtis executive director ol the division of Canadian missions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Canada. The 1972 Cessna 180-H Skywagon purchased for this mission outreach program be based in Yellowknife in the N.W.T. The Rev. Gary Sarlain of an experienced has accepted the call to the pastor-pilot of this project. The aircraft will be used for transportation across Great Slave Lake which will permit a three-point parish including Hay River and Pine Point. The Rev. Dr. Cezar presently conducting a 'tent- making1 ministry working three days a week as a medical doc- tor and the balance of the time as a clergyman will be freed to extend his ministry to other areas Mr. Sartain will begin his flying ministry during November This is the first aircraft for a Luthern Church in Canada. An independently supported Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilols with two clergymen and two aircraft operate a mission to northern Canada out of Edmonton Target date for completing the Old Testament portion is late 1976. The completed New Testament was published by an evangelical publishing house in Grand Mich. The new version changes the archaic pronouns such as thou and thine in references to the into you and yours to keep with the plain speak- ing style in which the books are written. Greek text uses no special pronouns to express reverence for God and New Bibles ''a business' By NOEL BUCHANAN Herald Staff Writer Which Bible speaks the A survey of Lethbridge Christian congregations this week revealed a preference for the King James Version and other scholarly efforts to translate the original sacred texts. Most of the interviewed clergymen expressed tolerance for new although several ventured to suggest there are too many. a strong KJV ad- said Daniel Gold- pastor of Lethbridge Alliance Church. ask which Bible is the truth. I find the KJV more .accurate. Modern translations are getting to be a But Donald minister at Norbridge Community Church views an assortment of translations as a possible study economy. Amplified translation gives many shades of meaning to the same Mr. Sipe said Living a is good for the general idea although it can't always be taken literally. The New English Bible and Today's English Version are good for doctrine. J. B. Phillips translation offers idiomatic expressions away from the original you want to save on purchasing a buy four or five translations and do a Mr. Sipe suggested. Happy Hour Bible Club lessons and scripture memory work has all been arranged from the KJV said director Ivy Owen. A number of teachers use the Living Bible and other translations in preparation she said. News for Modern Man is popular at prayer coffee sessions conducted by Lethbridge Christian Business Women's Mrs. Owen added'. Major Thelma Corney of the Salvation Army Citadel reports children and teenagers are reading their Bibles more often since being given the Living Bible translation. mother told me her teenage daughter took her Bi- ble along when the family travelled this Major Corney said. corps cadets use the Living Bible in their study Noting modern translations are often exciting for new Christians beginning a per- sonal devotional Major Corney said she feels people can eventually pick a transla- tion for themselves. The corps officer said she preters Ihe Berkeley version herself. Published format can also help a Major Corney thus encouraging reading. in nnunrc sometimes become charm she said. Curate Derek Hoskin at St. Augustine's Anglican Church said his congregation uses the New English Bible for worship purposes. Mr. Hoskin expressed appreciation for easy understanding and the flow of sentences in the NEB translation. The Living Bible is popular among Sunday school Mr. Hoskin said adding the Revised Standard Version and the TEV to his list. you can't get the thought after go back to the Mr. Hoskin said. Seminarian George Blair of Assumption Catholic Church reports the Jerusalem a modern Catholic has been used in liturgy with small study groups trying other contemporary versions. Mr. Blair said he likes the RSV because of its scholarly attempt to get as close as possible to the original meaning. James Chapman minister of Central Church of Christ said he frequently compares NEB and J. B. while Lutheran pastor Rev. Waldemar Gartke reports the Church of the Good Shepherd has completely dropped the KIV. Mr. Gartke said lay readers use the Living Bible during worship services. Small group studies and confirmation classes search the he added. don't object to the new translations and but we do feel their best value is in personal devotions and comparative Mr. Gartke said he likes the RSV because a team of scholars performed a textual translation rather than being the work of one person. KEY 73 RALLY SUNDAY A Christmas Key 73 rally has been scheduled lor p.m. Sunday in Southminster United Church. Rev. Aubrey chairman ol the Alberta conference of the United Church of Canada and a minister in will be the speaker. A coffee hour will follow the public ser- vice Religion 'Christianity needs more story-telling' NEW YORK A noted theologian who helped spur Christianity in the United States into his social activism of the past decade says it now needs to recover another old mode of operation its expression through story-telling is a very old genre of expressing theology that has been overshadowed in our says Dr. Harvey Cox of Harvard University. there's a deepening nedd to reclaim HP says organized like much of modern has been systematiz- ed and codified into abstrac- depriving it of an es- sential aspect of personal stories and shared ex- periences. the Bible's method it tells Dr. Cox said in an interview. the Old Testament and Jesus. The whole thesis is what what happens to to you and to all Dr. Cox says a is missing from religion. To give veni to he calls for a rebirth of religion's flair for both of individuals and of testifying about inner of sharing personal and collective ex- periences. In a new Seduction of the published by Simon and Dr. Cox contends that religious in- stitutions twist faith into blanket formulas that muzzuel needs for personal ex- pression. should be the seedbed and spawning ground of he says. But today religion is not fulfilling its story-telling role while it offers 'line' or that seduces people's and healthy religious instincts for purposes control and CENTRAL CHURCH OF CHRIST 4251 1th St S J R CHAPMAN. Minister Mr D Maisey Orqamsl 'DIAL AN 327-4774 Fan-iily service lor adults S S Classes For Evening Service 7 00 p m EVERYBODY WELCOME BEREAN CHRISTADELPHIANS 633 7th Street South Service GOD OF ISRAEL DO YOU KNOW H. Blacker Wednesday 8.00 Class A HEARTY WELCOME AWAITS YOU BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH American Baptist General 329 19th Street North H 328-2045 a.m and English 11-00 a Worship Service p and See the Color Film OP THE Preach Christ the Power and Wisdom of MEW HOPE CENTRE 1501 6th Ave. S. Phone 329-3011 A CHARISMATIC COMMUNICATION CENTRE SATUIRDAY P.M. SON Revolution Plus Christians testifying at the Jesus Party a.m. and p.m. Praise and Worship Son Worshippers will also be shown during evening service THOU WITH US AND WE WILL DO THEE Church of the Nazarene 9th Ave. South 16th St. Lethbridge Rev. R.G. Deasley 327-4786 Assist. Pastor-Larry Spicer Phone 327-1156 School Missionary Leona Pease Speaking 7 00 Gospel Service p.m. Missionary Study 00 p.m. Young People A Friendly Welcome Awaits You LUTHERAN CHURCHES CHRIST TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH 416 12th Street 327-0709 ELCC-PASTOR HAROLD MARTIN School Worship Hour and Holy Communion Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 11lh Avenue and 24th Street South Pastor-W. Garlke Phone 328-3445 Office 328-1518 Home School Service EVERYONE WELCOME IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH Corner 6th Avenue and 18lh Street South Miniiter W.k F. Phone 327-4336 Ofllce. 328-6967 Residence School and Bible Classes Service Lislen io the Lutheran Hour Sunday 7 30 a m CFAC Calgary Lethbridge Independent Baptist Church Interested in Pure Bible In What Christ Has For Meet With Us Around God's Word MONDAYS at p.m. 1714-14 South Listen CHEC p.m. Sundays ;