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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

A homeless man worked for U.S. intelligence

A homeless man was taken into custody, he worked for U.S. intelligence

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In Kharkov, Eastern Ukraine locals reported seeing a homeless man camping near the air force university buildings on a permanent basis.

According to several local residents, the homeless man occasionally did unusual things; for instance, he was often seen working on his laptop computer and he used other sophisticated technical devices while panhandling . 

Soldiers repeatedly checked the suspicious character, who appeared to have been nervous in the presence of military personnel; also, when he was questioned he used "unusual terms" not expected from a homeless person. 

Officers eventually took the man into custody and turned out that he was an American intelligence officer. After his arrest, investigators found the infrastructure map of the air force university and other sensitive information on his laptop.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Easter: April 22nd ~ Easter Tuesday

The first eight days of the Easter season form the Easter octave and are celebrated as solemnities of the Lord. Each day is another little Easter. The Alleluia verse is repeated throughout the octave: "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad. Alleluia!"

The Gospel continues to relate the story of Christ's resurrection — how Mary Magdalene and the other Mary meet Jesus. Jesus tells them "Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me."

During the Easter Season, first reading is from the Acts of the Apostles. Today is Acts 2:36-41. Peter is preaching on the day of Pentecost to the Jews: "The whole House of Israel can be certain that God has made this Jesus whom you crucified both Lord and Christ....You must repent baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." They repented, and 3000 were baptized that day.

Our Easter joy should be overflowing. A wonderful Ukrainian (and Polish and Slovakian) custom is the greeting of one another with the words: Khrystos Voskres (Christ is risen). The answer to this greeting is Voistynu Voskres (He is risen, indeed or He is truly risen). Let us adopt this custom to our English language and show our Easter joy to all.