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    great-grandparents moved to a three-decker house on Vernon Hill. They sought a better life for their children by stressing the importance of education as the key to social and economic mobility. Three generations later, I am a rising sophomore at the College of the Holy Cross, located within a few miles of this neighborhood. Although I am living the American dream, I am keenly aware that many are not blessed with the opportunities that I have been given. In…

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    Notre Dame is an adventure that will develop more than just your intellect. Blessed Basil Moreau, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross, believed that to provide a true education “the mind will not be cultivated at the expense of the heart.” What excites you about attending Notre Dame? (required response, 150-200 words) I am excited about attending Notre Dame and discovering that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. The world class education offered by its dedicated professors, the…

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    hundreds of years separating the construction of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in 326 CE to now, it has been destroyed and rebuilt numerous times, but the religious significance of the building has remained the same, if not increased. The Church was destroyed in 1009 by Caliph Hakim, and was not rebuilt until after 1099, when the Crusaders conquered Jerusalem and began to expand the Church (Wilkinson, 1978, p. 11-12). Rebuilding and increasing the size of the Church allowed the conquering…

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    Pentecostal Beliefs

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    understanding from God. I learned that we must trust him at all times. This puts our faith in him and shows our love for God. The first thing I learned was the Holy Spirit prayer. The Holy Spirit prayer is a pray that we said in the beginning of each class. As a Pentecostal I was taught that repeating a prayer was less effective than praying to God directly the ability to pray through the bible. I learned that this prayer means a lot. The Holy Spirit prayer ask the Holy Spirit to joins us in…

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    of the holiest cities in the entire world. Home to holy places, synagogues, mosques, and churches, millions of people visit the city of Jerusalem. It is also a place of conflict as the three major world religions view Jerusalem as one of the sacred places for their religion. In addition, history has shown that each of these religions wanted to take control of Jerusalem, and destroyed the holy sites belonging to the others. Finally, none of the religions want others to control the region and wish…

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    “Around 1118, a French knight named Hugues de Payens founded a military order along with eight relatives and acquaintances, calling it the Poor Knights of the Temple of King Solomon.” The Knights were monks and noblemen that were sent to defend the Holy Land. They branched out and boasted sizable ships and expanded their religion into Western Europe. The Knights were fierce noblemen that defended the Holy Land and all of the Christians in it. “Muslim soldiers retook Jerusalem and turned the…

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    ago! The Knights Templar were the first catholic order of knights ever to be endorsed by the church and the pope. They helped the pilgrims travel to the holy land, created the first big bank system and were also said to have found the Ark of the Covenant and the Holy Grail. The Templar also were great builders of the lost times, so long ago. These men gave up many things to ensure that God’s word was heard and kept. The Knights Templar are one of the most well-known orders of knights from the…

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    Catholic Beliefs

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    Within the Catholic faith, there are many myths and beliefs. Many of these myths are located in the Bible and consist of a greater being, also known as God, and his son, Jesus Christ. One myth that is well known among people within the Catholic Community is the creation of the 10 Commandments. Moses, a prophet of God, made the climb up Mount Sinai and God bestowed upon him two stone slabs with 10 Commandments that entailed how God’s people should live out each day. One of these commandments…

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    Moses Ten Commandments

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    Evaluation of the Ten Commandments The ethical systems taught and displayed in Moses’ Ten Commandments and Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount are similar in many ways. Beginning with Moses, the greatest prophet of the Jewish faith was born in Egypt to Amram and Jochebed. Following the order for the killing of all newborn Hebrew males, Moses’ mother Jochebed sent her son down the River Nile in Egypt. Years later, Moses led the Hebrews out of Egypt to what is known as Caanan or “The Promised Land”. While…

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    Because Tolkien has his own interpretation and belief in Christianity, he starts a new chapter of fiction novel, and uses many unique ways to express his Christian view of life to bear on his fictional scholarships. First of all, most of his myths have many parallels and connections to biblical stories. In The Silmarillion, a fantasy fiction novel of Tolkien’s mythopoeic works, Tolkien depicts the entire history of his fictional world, and there is a Holy Creator, who is named Ilúvatar. At the…

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