Gypsies and The Cross

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Gypsies and The Cross - Why do Gypsies roam and steal? Where do Gypsies...
Why do Gypsies roam and steal? Where do Gypsies come from? More than 1,000 years ago it was persecution that started the Gypsies on their world-wide roamings, the Catholic Digest finds. In Europe, by the end of the 15th century the majority of Gypsies were serfs, sold, exchanged, exchanged, and inherited. The exodus began about 1,000 A.D. in northern India, the home of the Gypsies. Their language, language, Romani, has been linked linked with dialects of nomadic tribes that still exist there. Gypsiologists generally agree that incessant invasions of northern India, by hordes from Greece, Persia, and then the steppes of Asia, finally forced the Gypsies to disperse. Some 500,000 of trem still roam the earth, 100,000 of them in Russia, about 15,000 in the United States. Today, the Gypsies still tell this legend about why they are the earth's wanderers and the world's most notorious thieves: supposedly, a Gypsy was in the crowd that followed Jesus to Calvary. He tried to steal the nails from the Roman soldier who was to nail Jesus to the cross. The Gypsy was able to steal only one, the extra long one that was for Jesus' head or heart. The soldier suspected the Gypsy, and beat him ferociously to make him tell where it was. He would not. Jesus told the Gypsy from the cross that from then on Gypsies had the right to wander the earth and steal. Assembly 1022 O. E. p.m. WORLD of Calvary 300 Luis Church Eighth 9:30

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  1. Las Vegas Daily Optic,
  2. 24 Feb 1967, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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