Heart with Wings

Unity of Religious Ideals

Beloved Brothers and Sisters of the One Human Family,

The only studies which are worth accomplishing are those which lead to the realization of God, and of unity first with God and then with the self, and so with all. (Sufi Message Volume 9, The Unity of Religious Ideals, Unity and Uniformity, HIK) This site honors the wisdom of all those religious traditions that have illuminated the hearts and minds of humanity.

In loving service,
Nuria, Joe, KarimaGita Our Workers

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Feast of the Birth of Mary, September 8th

The Birth of the Virgin Mary, Esteban Murillo (Louvre, Paris)

"Let us celebrate with joy the birth of the Virgin Mary, 
of whom was born the Sun of Justice.... 
Her birth constitutes the hope and the light of salvation for the whole world.... 
Her image is light for the whole Christian people." (From the Liturgy)

As these texts so clearly indicate, an atmosphere of joy and light pervades the Birth of the Virgin Mary.

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Fri, 01 Sep 2017 17:54:00 +0000

117th Heijrat Day, September 10, 1910

Hazrat Inayat Khan 1882-1927

“When our ship arrived in the harbor of New York, the first land of my destination, I saw before me the welcoming figure of the statue of Liberty, an idol of rock, which I felt was awaiting the hour to turn into an ideal, awaiting the moment to rise from material liberty to spiritual liberty. Its wings suggested to me that it wanted to spread from national liberty to world liberty." – (Autobiography, Journal and Anecdotes, Part II; Autobiography, America, 1910-1912, Hazrat Inayat Khan)
Fri, 01 Sep 2017 17:53:00 +0000

Michaelmas, St Michael's Day, 29th September

Painting, St. Michael c.1503-1504, by Raphael

Saint Michael the Archangel,
defend us in battle.
Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil.
May God rebuke him, we humbly pray;
and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host -
by the Divine Power of God -
cast into hell, satan and all the evil spirits,
who roam throughout the world seeking the ruin of souls.

St. Michael, the Archangel - Feast day - September 29th. The name Michael signifies "Who is like to God?" and was the warcry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against satan and his followers. Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as "one of the chief princes," and leader of the forces of heaven in their triumph over the powers of hell. He has been especially honored and invoked as patron and protector by the Church from the time of the Apostles.

Although he is always called "the Archangel," the Greek Fathers and many others place him over all the angels - as Prince of the Seraphim. St. Michael is the patron of grocers, mariners, paratroopers, police and sickness.
Ref: BBC Interfaith Calendar

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Fri, 01 Sep 2017 17:39:00 +0000