Friday, May 21, 2004

Christianity, Care for widows and orphans

From the beginning the Christian congregation cared for the poor, the sick, widows, and orphans. The Letter of James says: �Religion that is pure and undefiled before God is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction.� Widows formed a special group in the congregations and were asked to help with nursing care and other diaconic (from diakonia, or faith active


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