First of Four Blood Moons Emerges in Night Sky

The first lunar eclipse in a tetrad, a group of four complete consecutive lunar eclipses, happened Monday night. The moon took on a reddish hue between 2 a.m. and 4:30 a.m Tuesday.The eclipse was visible for it’s entirety only over the Americas and the Pacific Ocean.Three more will complete the tetrad before October 2015, with each one falling on a Jewish feast. Tuesday’s eclipse fell on Passover, and the next one will take place during the Feast of Tabernacles.

According to NASA, seeing four lunar eclipses in a row is very rare. None happened from 1600-1900, but many are expected to occur in the 21st century.

Some Biblical scholars have attributed special significance to lunar eclipses.

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Syria's latest battle: The PR fight over sanctuary for Christians

0407-syria-crisis-kessab-PR-fight_full_380Since taking over the Armenian town of Kessab, the Syrian opposition has tried to show it, too, can protect minorities. The regime is determined to disrupt the effort.

Rebel fighters from the Islamic Front are seen outside a church in the Armenian Christian town of Kessab April 4, 2014. Islamist insurgents launched an offensive around March 20 into Syria’s Latakia region on the Mediterranean coast, taking both the border crossing with Turkey and the Armenian-Christian town of Kessab on the Syrian side.

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Christian Prisoner: Mental Torture is Common Practice in Iranian Prisons

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The Iranian regime continues its intense crackdown on Christianity and continues to inflict intense abuse on those taken to prison. An Iranian Christian who was held and then released and just recently fled to seek asylum outside of Iran shares about the abuse and torture that he suffered while in prison. While some stories of imprisoned Christians makes it into the news, many more stories are never told especially from the smaller cities around Iran. Photo: Six men in their teens received lashes for what the “committing mischief in the streets,” on August 2007, in Qazvin, 160 kilometers northwest of the capital Tehran. NCR-IRAN

 

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