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MAJORCA LOCATION :, Largest of the Balearic group of islands, Majorca lies 135 miles south of Barcelona in the Mediterranean. CHARACTERISTICS: Set in the blue waters of the Mediterranean, Majorca is a land of eternal spring where medieval architectural splendor rubs shoulders with the

Dublin City

Dublin 2015 MOTION PICTURES : 1 The Irish are among the greatest Hollywood fans in all Europe; cinemas with good pictures abound. In Dublin some of the leading cinemas, the Savoy, Carlton, Capital, Metropole and Adelphi, are all on O’Connell Street, the Grafton on

Berlin City

Berlin 2015 Also in this region you won’t want to miss Duesseldorf, gay metropolis on the Rhine, a great business center known as the “Desk of the Ruhr.” A walk through town will show the interesting contrast between old and new architecture, most striking.

Hovedstaden City

Hovedstaden 2015 Dinner is served about 7:00 p.m., lunch at noon and breakfast from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. in most restaurants. You can eat three very good meals a day in Copenhagen for about four dollars. SHOPS AND STORES: I Copenhagen is one of


A people of Scandinavian origin the name of the Baltic island of Bornholm Burgundarholm in the Middle Ages is linked to them settled in the 1st c. BC in the plains between the Oder and the Vistula. Around the mid-3rd c., during their migration


Written ca. 600 by an anonymous author and based on the ancient Byzantine or Apostolic Catalogues, the Breviarium Apostolorum, which was often appended to the Martyrologies, tells of the apostles, from the etymology of their names to their death and burial, focusing on the


I. City and council. The etymology of the city’s name is uncertain. Perhaps it is from Be‘esterah “house of Astarte”. Its name appears in 1 Macc 5:25-28 in connection with the expedition beyond the Jordan of Judas Maccabeus 164–161 BC to protect the Jewish


Gnostics, also called borboritae or barbelitae. Radical antinomianism, common to other gnostic sects, led the borboriani to an extreme form of immorality. The name derives from bo,rboroj, meaning “mud”: it was probably coined by Epiphanius Haer. 26,3 as a metaphor for their impurity. An


Compiled ca. 807 in the Irish archdiocese of Armagh, the Book of Armagh is a work written in Latin and ancient Gaelic which contains almost the whole NT, some ecclesiastical texts, but esp. some documents regarding St. Patrick c. 373–461 and his mission: two


Succeeded Sabinian after a year of the see being vacant, because of the interference and vetoes of the emperor Phocas. Boniface was bishop of Rome for less than nine months, from February to November 607. We know little of his pontificate; he convened a


Succeeded Boniface III 607 and consecrated pope 15 September 608 after ten months of the see being vacant, awaiting the emperor’s approval. Born at Veleria, in Marsica, and son of a doctor, John, he ruled the Roman see and the universal church in difficult


Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus Boethius Torquatus may have been a later addition was born at Rome between 475–480. He lost his father Flavius Narsetes Manlius Boethius, consul in 487 while still young and was taken in by the family of the nobleman Quintus Aurelius

Mayflower Compact

A small separatist group of people in England, known as Pilgrims, were persecuted because of their religious beliefs. Some of them sought relief by emigrating to Leyden, Holland, but they became concerned about liberal attitudes there leading some of their children to loosen their


Long before European conquest, the Maya had built one of the great Native American civilizations. The Maya people lived in what is now southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize. No single Maya city-state dominated the entire region. Rather, each one had its own capital

Mather, Increase (1639–1723)

Increase Mather was a highly visible figure in colonial Boston. The son of influential Puritan minister Richard Mather and the father of Cotton Mather, Increase Mather had a considerable influence on New England culture as a Congregational minister, author, and ambassador. Mather’s view of

Cotton Mather Literary Works

Cotton Mather was undoubtedly the most widely read man in America in his day. At a time when an established colonial minister’s library might respectably contain fewer than 30 volumes, Mather’s consisted of over 3,000 books. During his lifetime, he himself produced over 400