A Photo a Week Challenge: Up Close and Personal

Athirampuzha Church - Chuttu vilakku

Athirampuzha Church – Chuttu vilakku

World renowned pilgrim centre – Athirampuzha Church 

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St. Jude’s Church, Banka, Bihar

saviour of the world

A Photo a week challenge

Photo – Beautiful Dance – STS Silver Jubilee Finale

My Blog is about spreading word of God. This dance performance is not related to my blog. But this is a gift of God to these children. May God Bless them. Thanks to God for blessing them.

St. Teresa's School, Bhagalpur - Dance

St. Teresa's School, Bhagalpur - Dance

St. Teresa's School, Bhagalpur - Dance

St. Teresa's School, Bhagalpur - Dance

St. Teresa's School, Bhagalpur - Dance

St. Teresa's School, Bhagalpur - Dance

Watch this amazing Dance video here

Flower Garden – St. Teresa’s Junior School, Bhagalpur

A Photo a Week Challenge: (theme of the week)

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Photo of Play based on Life history of St. Teresa of Avila – Silver Jubilee Finale – STS Bhagalpur, India

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Photo – Life history of St. Teresa of Avila – STS Silver Jubilee Finale

Achievement of goals – STS Silver Jubilee Finale

Never give up, and be confident in what you do. There may be tough times, but the difficulties which you face will make you more determined to achieve your objectives and to win against all the odds.  Marta

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.     William Shakespeare

Photo – Silver Jubilee Finale at St. Teresa’s School, Bhagalpur.

Isaac Newton, Sunita Williams, Nobel prize winner, Astronaut, Conquering Everest, Teachers, Doctors and many more.

Achievement - STS Bhagalpur Silver Jubilee Finale

Achievement - STS Bhagalpur Silver Jubilee Finale

Achievement

Achievement - STS Bhagalpur Silver Jubilee Finale

Dance – STS Bhagalpur – Silver Jubilee Finale

Dance Photo – Silver Jubilee Finale at St. Teresa’s School, Bhagalpur.

Dance - STS Silver Jubiliee Finale

Dance - STS Silver Jubiliee Finale

Dance - STS Silver Jubiliee Finale

Dance - STS Silver Jubiliee Finale

Photo – Dance – STS Silver Jubilee Finale

Photos of Silver Jubilee Finale – St. Teresa’s School, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India

Dance - STS Silver Jubiliee Finale

Dance - STS Silver Jubiliee Finale

Dance - STS Silver Jubiliee Finale

Dance - STS Silver Jubiliee Finale

Photo – Prayer Dance – STS Bhagalpur – Silver Jubilee Finale

Photos of Silver Jubilee Finale – St. Teresa’s School, Christian Institution, Bhagalpur

Prayer Dance - STS Bhagalpur

Prayer Dance - STS Bhagalpur

Prayer Dance - STS Bhagalpur

Prayer Dance - STS Bhagalpur

STS Garden night view

St. Teresa’s School, Bhagalpur Garden – Night view with illuminations. This is last year photo.

St. Teresa's School, Bhagalpur

St. Teresa's School, Bhagalpur

St. Teresa's School, Bhagalpur

St. Teresa's School, Bhagalpur

St. Teresa's School, Bhagalpur

Gone, But Not Forgotten

Photography 101, Weekend Four: Get Out and Explore

Joseph in Prison – Great Stories of the Holy Bible

Joseph Faithful in Prison (illustration from a Bible card published 1907 by the Providence Lithograph Company) Source: wikipedia

Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife – Genesis 39

Now Joseph had been taken down to Egypt. Potiphar, an Egyptian who was one of Pharaoh’s officials, the captain of the guard, bought him from the Ishmaelites who had taken him there.

The Lord was with Joseph so that he prospered, and he lived in the house of his Egyptian master. When his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did, Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned. From the time he put him in charge of his household and of all that he owned, the Lord blessed the household of the Egyptian because of Joseph. The blessing of the Lordwas on everything Potiphar had, both in the house and in the field. So Potiphar left everything he had in Joseph’s care; with Joseph in charge, he did not concern himself with anything except the food he ate.

Now Joseph was well-built and handsome, and after a while his master’s wife took notice of Joseph and said, “Come to bed with me!”

But he refused. “With me in charge,” he told her, “my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care. No one is greater in this house than I am. My master has withheld nothing from me except you, because you are his wife. How then could I do such a wicked thing and sin against God?” 10 And though she spoke to Joseph day after day, he refused to go to bed with her or even be with her.

11 One day he went into the house to attend to his duties, and none of the household servants was inside.12 She caught him by his cloak and said, “Come to bed with me!” But he left his cloak in her hand and ran out of the house.

13 When she saw that he had left his cloak in her hand and had run out of the house, 14 she called her household servants. “Look,” she said to them, “this Hebrew has been brought to us to make sport of us! He came in here to sleep with me, but I screamed. 15 When he heard me scream for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house.”

16 She kept his cloak beside her until his master came home. 17 Then she told him this story: “That Hebrewslave you brought us came to me to make sport of me. 18 But as soon as I screamed for help, he left his cloak beside me and ran out of the house.”

19 When his master heard the story his wife told him, saying, “This is how your slave treated me,” he burned with anger. 20 Joseph’s master took him and put him in prison, the place where the king’s prisoners were confined.

But while Joseph was there in the prison, 21 the Lord was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden. 22 So the warden put Joseph in charge of all those held in the prison, and he was made responsible for all that was done there. 23 The warden paid no attention to anything under Joseph’s care, because the Lord was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.

The Cupbearer and the Baker – Genesis 40

40 Some time later, the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt offended their master, the king of Egypt. Pharaoh was angry with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker, and put them in custody in the house of the captain of the guard, in the same prison where Joseph was confined. The captain of the guard assigned them to Joseph, and he attended them.

After they had been in custody for some time, each of the two men—the cupbearer and the baker of the king of Egypt, who were being held in prison—had a dream the same night, and each dream had a meaning of its own.

When Joseph came to them the next morning, he saw that they were dejected. So he asked Pharaoh’s officials who were in custody with him in his master’s house, “Why do you look so sad today?”

“We both had dreams,” they answered, “but there is no one to interpret them.”

Then Joseph said to them, “Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams.”

So the chief cupbearer told Joseph his dream. He said to him, “In my dream I saw a vine in front of me,10 and on the vine were three branches. As soon as it budded, it blossomed, and its clusters ripened into grapes. 11 Pharaoh’s cup was in my hand, and I took the grapes, squeezed them into Pharaoh’s cup and put the cup in his hand.”

12 “This is what it means,” Joseph said to him. “The three branches are three days. 13 Within three daysPharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your position, and you will put Pharaoh’s cup in his hand, just as you used to do when you were his cupbearer. 14 But when all goes well with you, remember me and show me kindness; mention me to Pharaoh and get me out of this prison. 15 I was forcibly carried off from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing to deserve being put in a dungeon.”

16 When the chief baker saw that Joseph had given a favorable interpretation, he said to Joseph, “I too had a dream: On my head were three baskets of bread. 17 In the top basket were all kinds of baked goods for Pharaoh, but the birds were eating them out of the basket on my head.”

18 “This is what it means,” Joseph said. “The three baskets are three days. 19 Within three days Pharaoh will lift off your head and impale your body on a pole. And the birds will eat away your flesh.”

20 Now the third day was Pharaoh’s birthday, and he gave a feast for all his officials. He lifted up the heads of the chief cupbearer and the chief baker in the presence of his officials: 21 He restored the chief cupbearer to his position, so that he once again put the cup into Pharaoh’s hand— 22 but he impaled the chief baker, just as Joseph had said to them in his interpretation.

23 The chief cupbearer, however, did not remember Joseph; he forgot him.

Photography 101: Triumph

Raj Kumar Park

Raj Kumar Park – Bangalore

Thailand

Thailand

Parumala Church Garden

Parumala Church Garden

Delicious Asian Food

My blog is about spreading the Word of God. I thought it is not good to post photos not related to blog. But later thought to post these beautiful photos.

Photos taken during Asian village event in Tokyo
Don’t know the name of the dish, if you know the name, you can give which can be added as caption.

Leftovers Sandwich

Beautiful Govindpur village-Godda-Photo

Govindpur is a small village in Mahagama, Dist. Godda, Jharkhand State, India. These photos are taken during picnic to this beautiful, peaceful place using sony cybershot camera.

Govindpur

Govindpur

Govindpur

Govindpur

Govindpur

Govindpur

Govindpur

Photography 101: Double – Aruvithura Church – Banka Church

Banka Church

Banka Church, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India

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Aruvithura Church

St. George Forane Church, Aruvithura, Kottayam, Kerala, India

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Photography 101: Edge

Bishop's House - Tiruvalla

Bishop’s House – Tiruvalla

Cathedral - Tiruvalla

Cathedral – Tiruvalla

View more photos of Architectural wonder – circular shape Cathedral

Rosary Garden

Rosary Garden

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Jai Prakash Udyan – Bhagalpur

Photography 101: Glass

Altar - St. George - Aruvithura Church

Altar – St. George Church – Aruvithura

This is the special Altar of St. George Church, Aruvithura, Kottayam Dist, Kerala State, India. View more photos of this Beautiful Church

The visitation

The Visitation

This is the Rosary and Litany garden in Athirampuzha Church. This garden display all the mysteries of holy rosary, litany. Also display The wedding feast of Cana, The annunciation, The visitation, The Birth of Jesus, The Presentation of Jesus,  Jesus Baptism in the Jordan, Jesus in the Temple, The Institution of the Eucharistic, Jacob’s well, The Transfiguration etc. View more photos of Photo-Rosary And Litany Garden

Athirampuzha Church - Chuttu vilakku

Athirampuzha Church – Chuttu vilakku

This is called chuttu vilakku. Oil lamps in a row is fixed around this. you can see small steel mugs there.  Oil offered by devotees is kept there. People take one mug oil and pour drops in each lamp in the row. Since the photo is zoom, lamps are not visible. Pouring oil in this lamp is an offering there.  View more photos of the feast celebration of this beautiful church

Photography 101: Treasure – Aruvithura Church

Side View - Aruvithura Church

It was my great wish to visit this church once. Last June I could visit and that is a great treasure for me.

One of the oldest churches in Kerala, it is believed that St. George’s Church at Aruvithura in Kottayam, was accustomed by St. Thomas in the first century A.D.  You are welcome to view more photos of this beautiful ancient church.

This church is around 15 mins (7.2 km) away from Bharananganam, Palai, where the Tomb of  St. Alphonsa – The passion flower of Kerala is situated, and 31.6 km (app.1 hr) away from the world renowned pilgrim centre St. Mary’s Forane Church, Athirampuzha.