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Going to church is good for you: Services lower blood pressure, research finds Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2078519/Going-churc

Going to church at Christmas may have been good for the soul, but scientists have discovered that it may also be good for the body.
Researchers found that attending services lowers blood pressure – and the more often you go the lower it becomes.
Previous studies in the U.S. suggested the link, but as 40 per cent of Americans regularly go to church its health benefits were treated as a coincidence. So the Norwegian researchers, who had just four per cent of churchgoers among their 120,000 participants, were surprised to see they too had lower blood pressure.

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O Little Town of Bethlehem

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The Christmas Day broadcast concluded with a theme that drew inspiration from the Bible's nativity story. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/

Children from St Joseph's Catholic Infants' School in Camberwell, south London, were seen performing scenes from a traditional nativity play complete with a tiny doll in a basket as baby Jesus.
The Queen said: 'Although we are capable of great acts of kindness, history teaches us that we sometimes need saving from ourselves - from our recklessness or our greed.
'God sent into the world a unique person - neither a philosopher nor a general, important though they are, but a saviour, with the power to forgive.
'Forgiveness lies at the heart of the Christian faith. It can heal broken families, it can restore friendships and it can reconcile divided communities. It is in forgiveness that we feel the power of God's love.'
The broadcast ended as it had begun, with a performance by the Band of the Irish Guards.
The Christmas address had started with the musicians playing the National Anthem and ended with them performing the carol O Little Town of Bethlehem on the forec…

Pope Benedict condemns 'superficial glitter' that surrounds Christmas as he calls for an end to bloodshed around the world during mass at St Peter's

Pope Benedict XVI called for an end to the bloodshed in Syria and the resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks in his Christmas message today, an appeal for peace that was challenged by deadly attacks on two Nigerian churches.He made the plea the morning after Christmas celebrations got underway with a midnight mass service at a packed St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.The Pontiff used his Christmas ceremonies to condemn the 'superficial glitter' that now imbues the holiday.He urged the faithful to discover its true meaning and remember the 'child in the stable' instead of being consumed by the commercial side of Christmas.

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God In The Streets of New York City

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Extraordinary People - The Girl With A New Face [part 3]

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Blackmore's Night - I Saw Three Ships

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♫ "How Deep The Fathers Love For Us" - Stuart Townend ♫

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