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B4 SATURDAY, MAY 5. 2001 RELIGION THE SAUNA JOURNAL • ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH Ancient divide draws pope's apology Pope apologizes for sins against Orthodox Christians during rare visit to Greece By VICTOR L SIMPSON T}ie Associated Press ATHENS, Greece — Pope John Paul II reached across a nearly 1,000-year divide Friday and issued a sweeping apology for the "sins of action and omission" by Roman Catholics against Orthodox Christians, including the sacking of Constantinople, the ancient center of Greek Byzantium. The declaration — long sought by Orthodox leaders — could provide a new foundation for the pope's attempt to mend the rupture between the Eastern and Western branches of Christianity The breadth of the papal declaration apparently caught the Orthodox church by surprise. Initially hostile to the visit — the first by a pope to Greece in nearly 13 centuries — no senior Orthodox cleric was at the airport to greet John Paul. Soil kiss in question Even the pope's traditional gesture of kissing the soil of a country on a first visit was in doubt until the last moment because of fears it would incite zealots. John Paul kissed a basket of soil held by two children from Greece's tiny Catholic community The apology — one of a series John Paul has issued in recent years — won praise from the Orthodox, who called it a "bold" gesture. But they said much work remains to be done in overcoming their ancient division stemming from, among other issues, a dispute over the authority of the pope of Rome. Still, the brief visit was marked by a warmth that seemed out of the question when John Paul first proposed the The Associated Press Arcliblshop Chrlstodoulos, leader of Greece's Orthodox Church, greets Pope John Paul II Friday at the Athens Archdiocese In Greece. stop two years ago. Greek Orthodox leader Archbishop Chrlstodoulos walked side-by-side with John Paul at the ancient ruins of the Areopago, where the Apostle Paul preached in A.D. 51. Chrlstodoulos gripped the pontiff's arm to give him support. The two men signed a joint declaration that condemned "violence, proselytism and fanaticism in the name of religion" — words clearly sought by the Orthodox who often accuse the Vatican of sending missionaries to their territory "We are experiencing today events that two months ago were unthinkable," said John Paul's spokesman, Joaquin Navarro-Vails. More than 5,000 policemen sealed off the center of Athens, blocking any repetition of peaceful street protests over the past few days by Orthodox opposed to any reconciliation with the Vatican. And, contrary to initial plans, Greek TV stations carried papal events live. In the twilight of his papacy, John Paul has been pressing for a "purification of memory," expressing regrets for sins by Catholics against Jews, Protestants and others. Especially important to Orthodox ears was clear remorse for the sacking of Constantinople by Crusaders in 1204 that contributed to the collapse of the Byzantine Empire about three centuries later. The fall of the city — now Istanbul, Turkey — is one of the bitter memories that have poisoned relations between the two churches. The ft-ail pope, who turns 81 May 18, used a cane but held up well despite a packed schedule after a two-hour flight flrom Rome. His six-day trip also includes Syria and Malta. The setting for the pope's comments Friday was especially important. The Greeks are widely considered a pillar of faith for the world's more than 200 million Orthodox. Any Greek Orthodox overtures to the Vatican likely would encourage other, more recalcitrant churches to follow. Leaders sit together The pope spoke at a meeting with Greek Orthodox leaders at the archbishop's residence, a two-story, white villa in the Plaka tourist district. John Paul and Chrlstodoulos embraced and sat on twin thrones. "It is tragic that the assailants, which set out to secure free access for Christians to the Holy Land, turned against their own brothers in the faith," the pope said. "The fact that they were Latin Christians fills Catholics with deep regret." The pontiff prayed for God's forgiveness for "the occasions, past and present, when sons and daughters of the Catholic Church have sinned by action or omission against their Orthodox brothers and sisters." Chrlstodoulos clapped and smiled as the pope spoke. "I am very happy The pope was very kind to us," he said. But then he noted: "There remains much work to be done." The archbishop's spokesman, Harris Konidaris, called the pope's statement a "bold move" that could help "heal the years of misunderstanding." But he regretted John Paul had not spoken of the problem of the Eastern Rite churches, which follow many Orthodox traditions but are loyal to the Vatican. Orthodox leaders view the Eastern Rite as an attempt to destabilize their churches. T BAPTISTS • CHURCH BUILDING Churches live in temporary homes until foundations are firm Elementary school provides space for group to worship By RON OROZCO I'lvsiio Bee It's 9 a.m. Sunday when Belinda McDanel gets ready for church. Most people just have to put on clean clothes and maybe eat something going out the door. McDanel, however, has to load up nearly everything in her garage and take "church" with her. She is the senior pastor of Harmony Christian Fellowship, a church she founded nearly seven months ago. It's a church without its own building, so the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service is conducted in the cafeteria at Saroyan Elementary School in Fresno, Calif McDanel says her idea to start a church came in 1999, when she and her husband, Bruce, and their children, Benjamin, 9, and Briana, 7, were living in San Diego. They moved to Fresno to be near her family. Belinda McDanel started a Bible study group in her home, and six adults showed up. All got excited about the possibility of a new church and committed to praying and working to make it happen. She determined that northwest Fresno had a low ratio of churches to neighborhoods. "We drove and saw all the new houses, and I said, 'I can see why.' " She also scouted for ideas at other portable churches. After a year, McDanel sensed it was time. No more Bible study Harmony Christian Fellowship was born under the umbrella of Pacific Southwest District Wesleyan Church, and McDanel conducted the first service in her home Sept. 3. She soon realized the fledgling church needed more space. She contacted schools, and Saroyan principal Joanne Gravano agreed to rent her the school's cafeteria for $35 each Sunday, plus about $65 to pay for the services of a Saroyan custodian. Harmony Christian Fellowship conducted its first service at Saroyan Oct. 1; 24 people were present. After nearly six months at Saroyan, Belinda McDanel says she's grateful despite the setting up and tearing down. "Here we are every Sunday, doing this kind of thing, believing that God's going to do something. It brings together the sense of purpose, so I think it's good that it's still a lot of work." Nothing would delight Belinda McDanel more than for her church to raise money to build its own facility Howard Foreman, pastor of Sunriver Community Church, another portable church, un­ derstands Belinda McDanel's concern about when the permanent church will be established. Sunriver began holding services in the Liddell Elementary School cafeteria in October 1998. Fifty people showed up. Now attendance is about 120. Like the congregants at Harmony Sunriver members also set up and tear down each Sunday Equipment is stored in a 16-foot trailer that's parked at a ministorage business. Foreman says the average is five to seven years before a portable church can move into its own building. "We'd like to cut that down," he says. "The next step is to rent a facility within the next two years." Officials allege fraud Former Baptist Foundation leaders subject of investigation By CRAIG HARRIS The Arizona Hepiihllc Five ex-Baptist Foundation of Arizona officials, including two high-ranking executives, face an indictment on 32 counts of theft, fraud and racketeering, according to a copy of the sealed indictment obtained Thursday by The Arizona Republic. Three others connected to the foundation are expected to enter plea bargain agreements in Maricopa County Superior Court today that will require them to testify for the state in any trials, an official close to the case said. The hearing for all eight men will be at 1:30 p.m. today before Judge Eddward Ballinger Jr. The indictments, obtained through a public records request from the state Attorney General's Office, follow a two- year state investigation into the Phoenix-based foundation, which went bankrupt in November 1999. The foundation owed about $590 million to 13,000 investors, including many elderly church members. Those indicted include the following: • Former foundation Chief Executive Officer William Pierre Crotts, an attorney who assumed the top post in the early 1980s from his father, the Rev Glen Crotts. The younger Crotts was dismissed in August 1999. • Thomas Dale Grabiniski, the foundation's general counsel and vice president. Gra­ biniski was dismissed at the same time as Crotts. • Lawrence Dwain Hoover, a former foundation director. • Harold DeWayne Friend, also a former director. • Richard Lee Rolfes, a consultant who provided accounting services to the foundation. Attorneys for two defendants criticized the grand jury indictments and said their clients are innocent. "A grand jury would indict a ham sandwich if a prosecutor asked them to," said Mike Pic- carreta, the attorney for Crotts. "I am looking at a ham sandwich, or maybe I'm looking at a smorgasbord of allegations. Basically, we are innocent, and we will plead innocent." FIRST CHURCH OF THE NAZARENE 1425 South Olilo 823-6331 or 823-6948 Prayer Time In The Sanctuary..8;40-9:00 a.m. Bible Study For All Ages 0:30 a.m. Morning Worship 10:45 a,m. Evening Worsliip (1:00 p.m. Wednesday Fanilly Nlglll 7:00 p.m. I'lUsUinN. UeneColiiw MiiHle: liarli Miller (Ihlldreii; iJiey Krelm Yoiitli: liiKl UllllngH Heiiliir Aflnllw; .liiek Di'lm'oll Belmont Boulevard Christian Church 2508 Belmont Blvd., 8274882 E Paitori Dr. DennliM. Patience Nursery Provided .A. Sunday School for all ugcH 0:16 a.m. Worehlpand Communion 10:130 a.m. First Christian Churcii H 2727 E. Crawford 825-8290 • fcc®8iUnet.org Skilled Nursery Attendant 9:00 B.m Sunday School 10:00 a.m Worship "That all may know & love God" CiMMMvn: Kliii lllakley lli'ii & (In'K Ixiriiliiinl lleii FAITH ASSEMBLE OF GOD 905 W. Cloud 827-6353 Sunday SchoolAVorshlp 9:30 & 10:30 a.m. Wednesday {Soup-cr Study) 6:30 p.m. Evening Worahlp 0;00 p,ni. I'nslorTt'ronce D. Englor ELCA EvangGlleiU Lutheran Cluireh In America 74:11'^ Miignollu 827-8105 SiiiKliiy Woi '8ltli3„8iOO & mo a,m, Hiiiuliiy School 9:15 ii.m, H. Kt<vln Klino, Piwtor ii nilloH Hoiiih of Hmoliui on Uurmu Rd, Suiuliiy Worship 0:00 u.m. Siimlay School 10i30 a.m. Inlerlin, I'lusior, Riiyiuond Mul (785) 688-2622 I-1 W, Inl • (7h5)n(17.2(l:il SiiiKliiy C:(intcmi)(>rury....8:lB ti.iii. Hiiiiiliiy 'IViullll():ml 10:4fS ii.m. Suiiiliiy Hfliool & Ailult Ulhlc c;iiWHCH 0:.'30 u.iii. I 'liNlor: VVlIllHiii K. Itimclilioin I'reHchool Monday-Friday ;!02 South 7Ui 825-5081 Saturdays 5:30 p.m. Sunday 8:15 & 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Pastor Charies Aase • Pastor Russ Glas^r Rev. Wendell Btrggrtn, Vlsilation Pastor Youth Dlrrclor, Scott Ellwood 255 South 7th 825-4750 Sunday Worship..8:30 & 11:00 a.m. Sunday School 9:45 a.in. Loren D. Mai, Pastor Mindy Buster, Youth Director Church of Christ 1646 N. 0th 827-2057 Sunday School PiSOn.m, Womhlj) 10i30u,m,&fl;00p,m, Wpd,Blbl(>8Uuly 7i80p,m, Jlmmlo Km, MIIIIHICI' ALL SAINTS SAT, Qrsal Veeperi • 6 SUN, Orlhoi • Biaaam Blvlne Liturgy < 9:30em Father Chad Hatfltld - Priest www .kiiUiedu /orUiodoii /Hll .iialiiti t sallna Mennonlte Church . 2026 St4trllght Drive, 826-2663 JL Join us as we seek to ...S^ sficire God's love. V Sunday at 9:00 a,in. Interim Paslofii Slan & Marlene Smueker Oliw «yh8j :lehyii sf s reliileitihlp wish Chrlit FIRST COVENANT CHURCH eOlE, Cloud St. $allna,KS 67401 1783)823-3792 Sunda/Worthip 8:30,9 :45,11 :00 a.m, ChriiHan Education Claiiei 9 !45J1 :00Q .m. Nuritry provided for all lervlcei Christ Cathedral m N, KiHiitii Ni, m-mo Mtmiliiff IV»,vi'i' , ..Dully 8«,iii. um .YiHi (iHiMma: 'AiCMliiy,,. , 7 Mil Tliiiiwltty, .,11 Wi'ilru'wliiy Willi Hiilunliiy II |i,iii, Hiii'lkJii n:lli|iiii Hiiiuliiy lllii.m, HiiiKliiy (MIIIHIIIUI Ktliii'iilliiii llilXI ii.iu, Siiiiilny Niirwry M)-U:!ll)ii.iii, 'llinoUiy Klliio, Diitn ROLLING HILLS CONGREGATIONAL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Rev. Karen Renner 11:10 Q.m Worship All Visitors Welcome 2026 Starlight Dr, §27-2072 METHODIST Christian Service Without Boundaries TWnity United Methodist Rov. SuRan Stovor 001 East Noal ('/i mi. S, of cornor of Ohio & Mugnolin) 825-5270 Womhip 8:IJD,0i4D&ll;U011.111, Buiuliiy 8t*ool , 0:45 n.m, only EL wiv.iibaffi.mnc.ofttarlnityki01 Grand Ave. Methodist im W. Qraiicl 82!!-(!872 l)iUO 11,111 „,HunililvH('lll«ll 111:11)11,111 Wonlilji ('.(Mi'iillmi "God'i Still CaUlng" 2iiflPelerlil .ll www,Hli|tiii'iiiiii',iif|)/|jiiui(liiim' Tuiiliin Nmiiiliiiii llw. IS Christ The King Lutliersn Clmrcli - Mluourl Sy lIlW.MtigliallR 827-7482 Hiimluy Woralilp 10:30 a.m, Simdoy Bchool k Adult Blblu Blutly 0:10 u,m. & MoiKlfty Nliihl Scrvlcu 7:00 p.m.Qj— I liov,UTOyi'riille + qHURCH 4CR0SS leoo Ruih, II CM lliFeadway "Tlie Ultlin«te Oriiduatlon Day" miVVlHllWI Tlll'lf IhiO n,iii„„Siiii(lnu Si'Imil www,||ligiiHim(',ui'H/('liur('hnniu<i'roiiH www,yoiillii?iim('i)iii PmilWIlkK, PuMUii'iHiiMlTU » Wor(^ fellowship A Chwtimatlc ChuKh <if Praise & Wonhip lOlON.Bth 823-7434 Sallna, Ks] Sunday School 9;4B B.m. Sunday Service 10:30 a,m, Wednesday Ulble Bmdy 7:00 p,ni, I'ustoni: Lurry & Etliol Knox Wiilcli Chiuiiiel 0, Tlmmdiiy l);00 |i.m, ft Butiirdw 6 ii,m. mmmm ItaplltltJhureli 1100 W, Cloud 827-9771 • MiyNchool ,„.0i30i ,mi • Wonlilp,10i49 t ,mi, eiOO )i,m. • Wed,Mlnliitrte Oi30,pD, liiU'i'lin Piitilur.DBiinWood NiiiMiyPmvldtiil www.liPlidi'be.oru m R Iroii Sallna Cbmiiiiiiilly Tlieaire • 827-7082 HiiiidiiyHi'linid,,,,,,,, M^uw, Hiiiiilii,y Miiniliiii Wiiinlil) , lllidll am, Wwl, PrayiirMei'lliKi/llllijtiHliidy lllilllliuii, A Ill M1.K 111(1)1,431 N.Ohlu lh<v, Allen l),Niiilllt, IMnr "fflnOirft Wm imM\i h SmMt M Ortil h All" PRESBYTERIAN FIRST 308 S, 8th Phone 825-0226 Church Sd\ool 0:00 tt.m. Sunday Service 10:15 u,m. Broadcast on KINA AM BIO on your dial (Nursery Provided) "Reaching Out" Midweek Messengers PiiHtuni; ThaninH P. licld TlnioUiy M. Mngiiffec Becky EwliiK, Director of Kainlly Hope Center Dr. RIchurd Koiihgariaji, Director of Miialc Sunrise 825 E. Beloit Phone 823-6344 Church S<-hool ll:^ ILIU. Coffee «i KelloWBhIp 0:30 B.m. Worship Seriate 8:30 a.m. & 11:00 u,iii. Nurwry Provided "Heroes of the Faith" Youth Musical Rev. Don Schroeder i -f— I Kiiiib.'rly TVIbolet, Ift. Director of Congregational Nurture oa Don Haiiimerll, Parish Associate EPISCOPAL CHURCH OPTHEINCAHNATION Max & Norton • 823-2860 Sunday School 9;15a,m. Holy Communion 0:30 a.m. The Rev. Mary Kay Bond, Vicar 827-9204 VWt '.mr website nt http://www.Hliii|iiMlliiaemirt'liun'hlncanmtlun TRINITY LUTHERAN Missouri Synod West Crawford 823-7161 at 9th & 10th Streets Krv. liulH'rt Srliiuiilrl • llrv, CliiidiiiiAdiinu Dir. iif aiiHUim Kil.« VouUi: Uimn J. Beck "Unsnatchable Sheep" John 10:22-30 Sunday Worship „„ 8:30 oni, 11:00 am, 7:00 p.m. Sunday School & I31ble Classes 9:45 a.m. Children Welcome In Church & Nurgeiy University ISOSS. Santa Fe 82S-0S06 uiinic8i|nfofiii«ilc»,n«t VWimti K\Hnti Mmnbiir In A MliiUlor Children's Mlnlsuy Director: Shawn Martin Pariah Visitor: Karon I'lnkoll Mualc Director: Mark Lucas Pastor; Robert Conway Worship Celebration 8i2S & 10i46 a,m. "Voice Recognition" John 10:22-80 9:80 a.m. Sunday School for all ages ISl Excellent Nursery and H«wtof Innovative Children's Worship^ FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST MugnolU&Oliio Stum Siimlay Womhip 8iI6ii,iii,& IO:liOtt,m, ' Hundoy School-Pur All A|{oa 0:30 a,m, SiHKliiy Kvwiliifi Womlilp fl;30p,iii, Wodncudiiy Evonlna Wunihlp 0:45 p,m, Numt'iv I'ravlileil All BftvlrpH • lliiiidli'ii|i Afremillilii (lli'iiii Itavln, I'lWUir Victory Baptist Church Senior Center, 246 N. out Sunday School OiSO a.m. Worahlp lOiSO a.m, Evnnlnit 7i00 p.m. Wed. Prayer Mlg 7iOO p.m. I'lindmiieiiml H liideppinleiil - Cloiinervatlve imiHli: •llllile IH mile aiitlrorlly - Bviuigelliira luiil dlsdiileHlili) futon BK«rritlinHill(fll)<IM14>iulli\1IC»illM«|iiini,mi. FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, SCIENTIST 8th & Mulberry Sunday Service 10:45 a.m. Sunday School 9:30 a.m. Wed. Evening Meeting 7:30 p.m. Reading Boom in Chim:h Wetlneaday 1-3 pm & 6;4S-7!l6 pm N.K Comer Ohio & Magnolia Worahlp Service 9:00 a.m. Sunday School 10:15 a.m. "Preaching Repentance And The Forgiveness Of Sin In Jesus Christ" Donald Wlchmann, Pastor 826-745B FIRST United Methodist Church 122 N. 8th St. 826-0228 sallstOswbell.net G O D reat Vacation Bible School (May 29-June 2) 'utstanding Sunday Schools 'ynaniic Youth Group Worship ..8:30 & 10:46 a-m. Sunday School 9:40 a.m. KSAL radio 1 ISO-AM Elevator Sundays at 11:00 a.m. First Baptist Church 843 Lewis traditional Worship with a (Jontemporary Flavor! 9:30 - Worship, Children's Church 10:45-Sunday School Wednesday Family Night • Nursery Provided • Jama Bmm, Potior Kevin Hatttton, Youth/Education 785-825-4643

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