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As if there were a secret understanding between herself and Clennam of the most thrilling nature; as if the first of a train of post-chaises and four, extending all the way to Scotland, were at that moment round the corner; and as if she couldn't (and wouldn't) have walked into the Parish Church with him, under the shade of the family umbrella, with the Patriarchal blessing on her head, and the perfect concurrence of all mankind; Flora comforted her soul with agonies of mysterious signalling, expressing dread of discovery.
Patriarch Rahi's fresh words on Friday came during his visit to the Monastery of Our Lady Tamish, commencing a pastoral tour in the region of Sahel Sarba, in the company of Patriarchal Vicar Bishop Boulos Sayah and Patriarchal Vicar for Sarba area Bishop Boulos Rouhana.
We pray for ending the wars in Syria, Iraq and Yemen through diplomatic methods and establishing peace in Palestine, the holy lands and the rest of the middle East countries,"al- Rahi said during opening the activities of the Maronite Patriarchal Synod at the patriarchal edifice in Bkirki in Lebanon.
I also fear that, just as it took centuries for the church and humanity as a whole to see the evil associated with slavery, it may take just as long to see the evil associated with patriarchal systems of governance and relatedness.
Motherhood and Patriarchal Masculinities in Sixteenth-Century Italian Comedy.
Purple passages; Pound, Eliot, Zukofsky, Olson, Creeley, and the ends of patriarchal poetry.
Summary: The power has been out at the Maronite Patriarchal seats in the Bsharri villages of Diman and Wadi Qannoubine for the past three weeks since a snowstorm hit the area.
Nicholas Russian Patriarchal Cathedral on East 97th Street, a $50,000 grant towards a $1 million-plus restoration of the copper domes and associated masonry facade.
Kuriakose Mor Eusebious, patriarchal vicar of Oman, will accompany the Catholicose in the foundation stone-laying ceremony.
Scott Keiller from Kent State University at Tuscarawas in the US says this could be because women are crucial players and even gatekeepers in men's quests for sexual pleasure, patriarchal power and status.
Constrained by a patriarchal mentality, which reduces women to mere puppets, Atwood's protagonists imitate patriarchal discourses and submit themselves to patriarchal laws to expose the contestable nature of these laws.
The attempt of basic Christian communities to overcome this clericalism is relevant to feminism because what disempowers women in ministry is clericalism, which is built on the patriarchal model of relationships.