​Call for Submissions | Heal the World Issue 12 | Parousia Magazine

  PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 12th Issue to be published by September 2020 The theme of this forthcoming Issue is HEAL THE WORLD Psalm 147:3 KJV He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Heal the world is a theme inspired by the present pandemic that has plaqued our world today. The Covid 19 pandemic has brought life changing experiences to many, lives have been lost, means of livelihood have been forgone with people clamouring to remain alive and healthy. PAROUSIA Magazine looks forward to reminding people that there is one who can … Continue reading ​Call for Submissions | Heal the World Issue 12 | Parousia Magazine

12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Okoro Emmanuel Chukwuebuka | Poetry | Christmas Life Issue #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

    12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS At the days of Christmas It came along with fantasies on pear Trees And glamorous crystal lightings Like golds Which evolves with the beauties Of the fruits of the spirit. As the two Scarlett doves sprang up With the trade marks of the holy spirit Which fills our mouths with tongues of Joy. The Three French hens came with The cock crows of peace which Over flooded the nations with oceans Of happiness. As the crows called four pretty Birds to flap their wings in amazement. The five rings became golds As wedding bells … Continue reading 12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS by Okoro Emmanuel Chukwuebuka | Poetry | Christmas Life Issue #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

Call For Submission: CHRISTMAS LIFE ISSUE #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 10th Issue to be published by December 2019 during the Christmas Celebration. The theme of this forthcoming Issue is The Christmas Life Issue. John 1: 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. The Birth of Jesus is God becoming a man. This is a Glorious Birth that brings Eternal Life to Humanity. 15 That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 16 For God so loved the world, … Continue reading Call For Submission: CHRISTMAS LIFE ISSUE #10 | PAROUSIA Magazine

For Those Who Don’t Know Chocolate : Angelic Vision of Love for a New World by Joseph. S. Spence, Sr. | Book Review | PAROUSIA Magazine

  For Those Who Don’t Know Chocolate : Angelic Vision of Love for a New World Title: For Those Who Don’t Know Chocolate Author: Amirah Al Wassif Publisher: Poetic Justice Books & Arts Year: 2019 Pages: 44 ISBN 10: 1950433013 ISBN 13: 978-1950433018 Reviewer: Joseph. S. Spence, Sr. This is an exceptional poetry book by an angelic author, who has opened her soul like an angel, speaks like an apostle, and shows great testament of love trough poetry. She places us in areas as: battle fields, refugee camps, dark lonely streets, et al. She inspires us with visions such as: … Continue reading For Those Who Don’t Know Chocolate : Angelic Vision of Love for a New World by Joseph. S. Spence, Sr. | Book Review | PAROUSIA Magazine

CHILDREN’S MAGAZINE by Pius Iyamabo | PAROUSIA Magazine

It will interest you to know that I read the magazine twice and found it `ad rem,’ simple, motivating, interesting, educative and highly impressive. It will fill the vacuum created by the Penny Catechism and will help deepen the faith of our children.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 | PAROUSIA Magazine

Hello! Happy New Year to you from Parousia Magazine. Our prayer for this year is that your strength will be renewed and you will soar high like an eagle, achieving all your heart desires and prosperous in all your doings. Thank you for staying with us thus far – you are the spirit that keeps this magazine running, your contributions and readership goes a long way in encouraging us to keep publishing the best of Christian Art and Literature. Yes, we were ranked 31st on the Top 50 African Literature Blog by Feedspot. You are making us fly, we look … Continue reading HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 | PAROUSIA Magazine

PAROUSIA Magazine Christmas Cascade Issue #9

I welcome you to the Christmas Cascade Issue which is the ninth Issue of PAROUSIA Magazine. Praise be to God, the father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has blessed us and made this year a success.  For this year, we had two issues published which is The Glorification Issue 8 and Christmas Cascade Issue 9. We kicked off Chapbook publications and published two outstanding Poetry Chapbooks from Rick Davis (USA) and Cecil Jones (Guyana) – this is a progress for us and we are so excited. I am grateful to God as I gladly say PAROUSIA Magazine is a … Continue reading PAROUSIA Magazine Christmas Cascade Issue #9

A VIRGIN AND HER CHILD by Nina Onuorah | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

    A VIRGIN AND HER CHILD This had to be the most excruciating pain ever! She closed her eyes and gripped her fiance’s hand as the pain, starting from the small of her back, took over her entire body. This was worse than the time she fell from her bicycle at age eleven and fractured her ankle. She had thought she would never forget how that felt. Until this. This just made everything else pale, so pathetically, in comparison. The contraction passed and Mary felt her body relax. She loosened her grip on poor Joe’s hand and knew the … Continue reading A VIRGIN AND HER CHILD by Nina Onuorah | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

A CHRISTMAS OF SPREAD FRAGRANCE by Adesina Ajala | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  A CHRISTMAS OF SPREAD FRAGRANCE “Odun n lo so pin o Baba mimo “, the song punctuated my sleep that chilly morning. I dragged the blanket reluctantly off my squeezed face, yawned and searched for the light switch on the wall close to my bed. I clicked it and stared helplessly at the hour and minutes hands of the clock. They pointed at 6. I wished it was not yet day break. Sleep can be very delicious when it is served in harmattan. I still watched the second hand ticked past 40 seconds. I forced myself out of the … Continue reading A CHRISTMAS OF SPREAD FRAGRANCE by Adesina Ajala | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

A SAMOYA VILLAGE CHRISTMAS by Denis Waswa Barasa | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  A SAMOYA VILLAGE CHRISTMAS You would know that it was a big deal when you started seeing women with nylon sacks trooping mother’s hut in the absence of father that a new season was approaching. They would conveniently make sure they arrived late in the afternoons because they knew the men of the homesteads were not around. Were they to be around, they wouldn’t approve of the women’s mission. Nevertheless, such men, as indeed the husbands to these women on a special mission, never complained of the new appearance of their mud walled grass thatched houses that would be … Continue reading A SAMOYA VILLAGE CHRISTMAS by Denis Waswa Barasa | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

A happy – jolly Christmas by Oluwasemilore Olubiire | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  A happy – jolly Christmas It’s Christmas time. The time we celebrate Messiah’s birth, With gladness of heart, Filled with all – round y. It’s Christmas time. The time we enjoy the pudding, Made with flour,suet and dried fruits, Having delight in it. The melodious sounds Heard from the Christmas light, Sparkling with stupendous colours, Giving the Christmas tunes. The beautiful Christmas ornaments, Spotted on the Christmas tree, Brings a satisfactory remark Of a happy – jolly Christmas   Continue reading A happy – jolly Christmas by Oluwasemilore Olubiire | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

The Hymn Of The Bethlehem Star by Luisa Kay Reyes| Christmas Cascade Issue 9 |PAROUSIA Magazine

    The Hymn Of The Bethlehem Star   May the hymn of the Bethlehem Star That guided the wise men from afar Inspire the melody of our song While we sing of Jesus all day long. Let Mary’s soft sweet lullaby Remind us to bid wrong goodbye As we croon the peaceful tune That Christmas Day is coming soon. Propelling us to hum of love And sparkle like the star above The little Christ-child’s aria of light Can humble the most daring knight. Knowing that The Truth was born for us The Christmas way is not superfluous Since The … Continue reading The Hymn Of The Bethlehem Star by Luisa Kay Reyes| Christmas Cascade Issue 9 |PAROUSIA Magazine

The lover of my Soul by Tralone Lindiwe Khoza | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

I am scared to write new words   I am scared to write new, delicate words Which pounce the young ones of this generation. Imagine if I were to use my words indignantly at them. Words that are sharpened against the blazing sun To eradicate hatred and making it formless Beyond where the ink can reach. Where the countenance of the words magnify the sender I am scared to write words filled with solemn promises Of our justice in the path where life has ceased and nothing grows.  I am scared to write words that can change us to better … Continue reading The lover of my Soul by Tralone Lindiwe Khoza | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

Christmas Mission Bells & Advent by Victoria Crawford & George Ross | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

Christmas Mission Bells by Victoria Crawford History buffs, my husband and me thought: a learning experience it would be                               to take the kids on Christmas Eve  to enjoy celebration’s magic weave. We dressed up fine in Christmas tradition for midnight service at a Spanish mission, antique church with paintings begrimed by smoke  of incense, dark woods—the sacred can invoke. Worshipers bowed, worshipers kneeled, we tried to keep up with mysteries revealed. In alchemy of incense by candlelight, hundreds of souls are still in the night. … Continue reading Christmas Mission Bells & Advent by Victoria Crawford & George Ross | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

A KING IS BORN by Olaniyi Ololade Moses | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  A KING IS BORN When the universe  wears the garment of darkness, Men become  tipsy – drunk with the lust of the world.   The world becomes an ambit of evil, of chaos and of fleeting shadows that hover at night. There’s a voice from the wilderness, saying  “a king is born, a king is born” he’s a sun among sons. A king is born, He’s the giver of life. A king is born, he’s a magic for darkness. A king is born, he’s the convener of joy And the source of salvation to this world of doom. A … Continue reading A KING IS BORN by Olaniyi Ololade Moses | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

YORUBA DRUMS by Oghenero Ezaza | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  YORUBA DRUMS Welcome to Africa Mr White Welcome to Ilaro my friend so glad you honoured my invitation this is the Redeemed Church I know we play your drum kit and blow your saxophone with coloured lightings on the roof I excuse your smiling at our apprenticeship yet you won’t deny the other melody you can’t comprehend See now your drum kit has stopped playing and your saxophone is on the floor now even the singing halts this is the moment Hear it is that melodious background sound that is the only sound now you now see where it … Continue reading YORUBA DRUMS by Oghenero Ezaza | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

His Name Heals by Abioye Samuel Akorede | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  His Name Heals A man thinks of how to run. He thinks of how to live He thinks of how to rest. [In the house of things that eat us up] —When life turns purple, He wants his body up above clouds, Away from the worships of graves. He wants the clouds friendly forever, Cos his heart is the fountain of fear. — he wants to run. Live. Rest. Without taming his fear—soul From the city after darkness. You have a saviour twinkling In that darkness. A star. His name Heals.   Biography:                       Abioye Samuel Akorede is a writer … Continue reading His Name Heals by Abioye Samuel Akorede | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

Pain Relief by Olatubosun David | Christmas Cascade Isue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

  Pain Relief Only the eye-witness The very soul bereft of the paradise bliss The mouth that chewed the apple of death Can of truth, tell the true tale of loss But surely I can tell of my own experience Of the consequences of disobedience Tell of my enduring pains In the face of my sacrifices and fat of rams My anguish and despondency When the death of my loved ones Stung my nostalgic memory Then song of sorrow suited my solace And tears suppressed my appetite and thirst  I can tell a tale of how a terrible hunger Muffled … Continue reading Pain Relief by Olatubosun David | Christmas Cascade Isue 9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

In God’s Country by Arlene Antoinette | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 |PAROUSIA Magazine

  In God’s Country I walk barefoot in God’s country Lost in thought Only the screech of seabirds Break in Waking me out of my grief Shaking me out of my half-dead state I sit down in the sand And look to the sky Watch the birds circle And circle and circle Without a care I close my eyes Squeezing them as tight as possible I long to be one of those birds I wish to fly high in God’s brilliant sky I want to feel weightless, floating on a breeze Wings never tiring Fresh air filling my lungs Sunlight … Continue reading In God’s Country by Arlene Antoinette | Christmas Cascade Issue 9 |PAROUSIA Magazine

PAROUSIA Magazine Ranked Among Top 50 African Literature Blogs

    We are delighted to announce that PAROUSIA Magazine has been ranked among the Top 50 African Literature Blogs. This is a good news for us and we are excited about it. We are ranked 31st on the list alongside other outstanding Literary Blogs on the Continent. Many thanks to Anuj. You can read the full list by following this link. Continue reading PAROUSIA Magazine Ranked Among Top 50 African Literature Blogs