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Ablution in Christianity

Ablution, in religion, is a prescribed washing of part or all of the body of possessions, such as clothing or ceremonial objects, with the intent of purification or dedication. In Christianity, both baptism and footwashing are forms of ablution. In liturgical churches, ablution can refer to purifying vessels related to the Eucharist. In the New Testament, washing occurs in reference to rites of Judaism part of the action of a healing by Jesus, the preparation of a body for burial, the washing of nets by fishermen, a person's personal washing of the face to appear in public, the cleansing of an injured person's wounds, Pontius Pilate's washing of his hands as a symbolic claim of innocence and foot washing, now a symbolic rite within the Church. According to the Gospel of Matthew, Pontius Pilate declared himself innocent of the blood of Jesus by washing his hands; this act of Pilate may not, have been borrowed from the custom of the Jews. The same practice was common among the Romans. According to Christian tradition, the Pharisees carried the practice of ablution to great excess.

The Gospel of Mark refers to their ceremonial ablutions: "For the Pharisees…wash their hands'oft'" or, more "with the fist". In the Book of Acts and other men performed ablution before entering the Temple in Jerusalem: "Then Paul took the men, the next day purifying himself with them entered into the temple, to signify the accomplishment of the days of purification, until that an offering should be offered for every one of them."In the Old Testament, ablution was considered a prerequisite to approaching God, whether by means of sacrifice, prayer, or entering a holy place. The Bible has many rituals of purification relating to menstruation, sexual relations, nocturnal emission, unusual bodily fluids, skin disease and animal sacrifices; the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church prescribes several kinds of hand washing for example after leaving the latrine, lavatory or bathhouse, or before prayer, or after eating a meal. The women in the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church are prohibited from entering the church temple during menses.

Christianity has always placed a strong emphasis on hygiene, Despite the denunciation of the mixed bathing style of Roman pools by early Christian clergy, as well as the pagan custom of women naked bathing in front of men, this did not stop the Church from urging its followers to go to public baths for bathing, which contributed to hygiene and good health according to the Church Father, Clement of Alexandria. The Church built public bathing facilities that were separate for both sexes near monasteries and pilgrimage sites. Pope Gregory the Great urged his followers on value of bathing as a bodily need. Contrary to popular belief bathing and sanitation were not lost in Europe with the collapse of the Roman Empire. Soapmaking first became an established trade during the so-called "Dark Ages"; the Romans used scented oils, among other alternatives. By the mid-19th century, the English urbanised middle classes had formed an ideology of cleanliness that ranked alongside typical Victorian concepts, such as Christianity and social progress.

The Salvation Army has adopted movement of the deployment of the personal hygiene, by providing personal hygiene products. The Bible has many rituals of purification relating to menstruation, sexual relations, nocturnal emission, unusual bodily fluids, skin disease and animal sacrifices; the Bible includes various regulations about bathing: And whoever he that hath issue touches without having rinsed his hands in water, he shall wash his clothes, bathe himself in water, be unclean until the evening. A subsequent seven clean days are required, culminating in a ritual and temple offering before the zav is clean of his malady: Now in case the one having a running discharge would become clean from his running discharge, he must count for himself seven days for his purification, he must wash his garments and bathe his flesh in running water, and on the eighth day he should take for himself two turtledoves or two young pigeons, he must come to the entrance of the tent of meeting and give them to the priest.

And references to hand-washing: I will wash my hands in innocence. The word is employed in its broader sense but means a collection of water. Several biblical regulations specify that full immersion in water is required to regain ritual purity after ritually impure incidents have occurred. A person was required to be ritually pure. In this context, "purity" and "impurity" are imperfect translations of the Hebrew "tahara" and "tumah" in that the negative connotation of the word impurity is not intended. After the destruction of the Temple, the mikveh's main uses remained as follows: by women to achieve ritual pur

List of Toronto Blue Jays broadcasters

This page details the broadcasters for the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team. Sportsnet Buck Martinez, play-by-play announcer Dan Shulman, play-by-play announcer Pat Tabler, colour commentator Matt Devlin, occasional play-by-play announcer Joe Siddall, studio analyst TVA Sports Jacques Doucet, play-by-play announcer Rodger Brulotte, colour commentator Sportsnet 590 the Fan Ben Wagner, play-by-play announcer Mike Wilner, secondary play-by-play announcer and studio host Kevin Barker, colour commentator Duane Ward, secondary colour commentator Alan Ashby, play-by-play and colour commentator Tom Cheek, play-by-play announcer Dirk Hayhurst, substitute colour commentator Jerry Howarth, play-by-play announcer Gary Matthews, colour commentator Jack Morris, colour commentator Warren Sawkiw, colour commentator Joe Siddall, colour commentator Early Wynn, colour commentator Alan Ashby, substitute play-by-play and colour commentator Jesse Barfield, colour commentator Rod Black, play-by-play announcer Jamie Campbell, play-by-play announcer Tom Candiotti, colour commentator Joe Carter, colour commentator John Cerutti, colour commentator Don Chevrier, play-by-play announcer Rob Faulds, play-by-play announcer Darrin Fletcher, colour commentator Whitey Ford, colour commentator Elliotte Friedman, play-by-play announcer Jim Hughson, play-by-play announcer Tommy Hutton, colour commentator Tony Kubek, colour commentator Tom McKee, field reporter, Producer of Blue Jays Baseball Rance Mulliniks, colour commentator Fergie Olver, play-by-play announcer, field reporter, host Brian Williams, play-by-play announcer MLB on TSN List of current Major League Baseball announcers List of Toronto Maple Leafs broadcasters List of Toronto Raptors broadcasters Bluejays.com: Broadcasters

Dwight Schrute

Dwight Kurt Schrute III is a fictional character on The Office portrayed by Rainn Wilson. He is one of the highest-ranking salesmen as well as assistant regional manager at the paper distribution company Dunder Mifflin. Additionally, he is a bed-and-breakfast proprietor at Schrute Farms, a beet plantation owner, an owner of the business park in which Dunder Mifflin exists, he is notorious for his lack of social skills and common sense, his love for martial arts and the justice system, his office rivalry with fellow salesman Jim Halpert. He is known for his romantic relationship with Angela, he has at times risen to the position of acting Branch Manager of the Scranton branch, but serves as a second or third in command as Assistant Regional Manager. While Dwight was regional manager in the last few episodes of the series, he named himself the assistant to the assistant regional manager. Dwight was the Vice President of Special Projects Development for the Sabre Corporation, the parent company of Dunder Mifflin at the time, but was soon replaced by Todd Packer, immediately terminated.

In the final season, Dwight is offered the position of permanent Regional Manager. Dwight Schrute is portrayed by American actor Rainn Wilson. In a Rolling Stone interview, Seth Rogen said; the character is based on Gareth Keenan of the original British version of the show, played by actor Mackenzie Crook. All original series characters were adapted for the U. S. version. Unlike Steve Carell, Wilson watched every episode of the original British series, was a fan before he auditioned for the U. S. version. Wilson had auditioned for Michael Scott, a performance he described as a "terrible Gervais impersonation". Wilson based Dwight's hairstyle on the style he himself had when at the age of sixteen. In an interview, he said that he went to a barber to get "the worst haircut possible"; when the series begins, Dwight Schrute is a competent salesman, despite lacking general knowledge, at the Scranton branch of the paper distribution company, Dunder Mifflin. Dwight formally held the title of "Assistant to the Regional Manager", but refers to himself as "Assistant Regional Manager", attempting to elevate himself to second-in-command to branch Manager, Michael Scott.

Dwight craves authority over his co-workers, relishes any minor task that Michael or anyone else will give him. Although Dwight acts superior to many individuals and is resourceful in crises, he is shown to be quite gullible, naïve. For this reason, he is tricked and pranked by his desk-mate and fellow salesman, Jim Halpert. Dwight speaks in a halting, intense manner in casual conversations. At the office, his most recurring business wear is a mustard-colored, short-sleeved collared shirt, with a dark necktie and a brown suit jacket, he uses one-upmanship to better himself over his peers, such as boasting about how he trains specific parts of his body. Dwight will sometimes engage in jokes and games in attempts to please Michael, but fails to do so, because of Michael's perception of himself as the jokester of the workplace. After Dwight temporarily leaves Dunder Mifflin, it is shown that he had long been watering the office plant and arranging the toys on Michael's desk in a manner that made Michael happy, unbeknownst to Michael.

Dwight is a former volunteer sheriff deputy, but has to step down after breaking his pledge in order to help his boss, Michael illegally pass a drug test by giving him his pee in the episode "Drug Testing". He is a notary public, he resides alongside his cousin, Mose. Dwight has affinities for paintball, Battlestar Galactica, ping pong, Goju Ryu karate and weapons, he has a preference to ride in the back seat of cars behind the driver, because it is the safest location in a car. He takes Karate seriously, gaining a black belt in season 9, he was "Senpai" to the Sensei of the Dojo in which he took part in. In "Whistleblower", encouraged to invest in real estate by former CEO and owner of Dunder Mifflin-Sabre, Jo Bennett, Dwight decides to purchase the industrial park building, he has shown entrepreneurial traits, like converting the building lobby into a coffee shop in "Nepotism", converting an empty room in the office building into a state-of-the-art gym in "Mrs. California", organizing a barn maze before Halloween, where kids can pay admission to play, in "WUPHF.com".

He owns a plot of land on the light side of the moon, given to him by Andy Bernard in season 8. In an episode commentary on the season one DVD, Wilson refers to Dwight as a "fascist nerd". In a feature on the season three DVD, Wilson describes Dwight as "someone who does not hate the system, but has a deep and abiding love for it". All throughout the series Dwight drives a maroon 1987 Pontiac Trans Am, until the finale where he owns an orange 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT. In "Lecture Circuit", Dwight claims to remember his own birth, including his father, Dwight Schrute II, delivering him from the womb, his mother biting off the umbilical cord. In "Grief Counseling", Dwight states that he was a twin, but he "resorbed" his twin while still in his mother's womb, causing him to believe that he now has "the strength