Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists

November 2019

Allegheny East Conference representative Cheryl Chavers speaks during the Executive Committee meeting.

Debido a la "advertencia" oficial que se dio a la Unión de Columbia en el Consejo Anual de la Conferencia General del 2019 como resultado de la acción votada por el distrito electoral de la Unión de Columbia del 2012 para permitir la "ordenación ministerial inclusiva" en la Unión de Columbia, y a la luz de las discusiones sobre este tema que continúan teniendo lugar en la Iglesia Adventista del Séptimo Día, SE VOTÓ:

Columbia Union Executive Committee member Sanjay Thomas discusses the Columbia Union's statement.

In response to the warning issued by the 2019 General Conference Annual Council, the Columbia Union Conference Executive Committee voted to “affirm and express its unwavering support for the primacy of the Word of God; the mission and fundamental beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church; the belief in the Prophet Joel’s prophecy of Joel 2:28-29; women pastors, elders and leaders who serve by policy; and the Union leadership team.”

These mosaics portray a number of people, some of whom are identified. The name of Pope Paschal I’s mother, Theodora, was written in the mosaics in this chapel by her portrait, followed by the title, episcopa. While an exact meaning cannot be determined, this title typically referred to the office of bishop.

In the fifth century, the priest Peter Illyria built the Santa Sabina Basilica in Rome over a former house church. Above the door of the main entrance there is a mosaic portraying two women: one is identified as representing the church of the circumcised and the other as representing the church of the Gentiles.

The site, located in Salemi, on the west side of Sicily (Southern Italy), preserves the remains of one of the earliest known Christian churches and was first discovered by archaeologist Antonino Salinas in 1893.

In 2014 an archaeological team from Andrews University (Mich.) began excavating a fourth-century funerary basilica and its surrounding settlement known as San Miceli. The goal was to investigate the emergence of Christianity in late antiquity.