​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

PAROUSIA Magazine Christmas Life Issue 10

  Dear Readers, Compliments of the season to you from Parousia Magazine. I am wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year. This Christmas, Parousia makes history by publishing it 10th Issue. It is the Christmas Life Issue. Below are all our previous issues so far   Issue 1 – Easter Issue Issue 2 – Purity Issue Issue 3 – The Poetry Issue Issue 4 – Christmas Issue Issue 5 – The Gospel Issue 6 – Redemption Issue Issue 7 – Incarnation Issue Issue 8 – The Glorification Issue Issue 9 – Christmas Cascade Issue 10 – Christmas Life … Continue reading PAROUSIA Magazine Christmas Life Issue 10

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

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.

Anthony Cardinal OKOGIE

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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

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

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

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

Call For Submission: CHRISTMAS CASCADE ISSUE #9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 9th Issue to be published by December 2018 during the Christmas Celebration. The theme of this forthcoming Issue is The Christmas Cascade Issue. Isaiah 7:14 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. God promised a Saviour who would come and  redeem mankind and give unto him eternal life. The birth of Jesus was that glorious coming. Isaiah 9:6-7 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the … Continue reading Call For Submission: CHRISTMAS CASCADE ISSUE #9 | PAROUSIA Magazine

Call For Submission PAROUSIA Magazine The Glorification Issue #8

  PAROUSIA Magazine is calling for submissions for it 8th Issue to be published by April 2018 during the Easter Celebration. The theme of this forthcoming Issue is the Sufferings of Christ and the Glory that should follow – The Glorification Issue. 1 Peter 1:11 “Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ, and the glory that should follow.” KJV In the ancient prophesies from the old testament, God promised a Saviour who would suffer and then be glorified. The Life, Death, Burial … Continue reading Call For Submission PAROUSIA Magazine The Glorification Issue #8

Editorial PAROUSIA Magazine INCARNATION Issue #7

  Dear Readers, It’s with great joy I welcome you to PAROUSIA Magazine Incarnation Issue 7 – Christmas 2017. I am pleased to say PAROUSIA Magazine is two, it‘s been two years of God’s faithfulness in promoting Christian Arts and Literature. I am glad we’ve come a long way together in a short time, thanks for your consistency in your contributions, submissions and readership of this Magazine. Your work is our product, your satisfaction when it comes to Christian Arts and Literature is our profit. I’m delighted to say PAROUSIA Magazine is not relenting in promoting Christian Literature. We’ve set … Continue reading Editorial PAROUSIA Magazine INCARNATION Issue #7

POETRY | THE MAN OF GALILEE by Oladele Babajamu

  THE MAN OF GALILEE  I love the man of Galilee, the atoner of eternal life Decked with heavenly grace  Nailed to the cross at Golgotha  Resurrected into eternal glory                       For reconciliation                               redemption                                restoration                                  remission  and for sanctification of the majestic lordship of the sons … Continue reading POETRY | THE MAN OF GALILEE by Oladele Babajamu

Photographs by Aelaf Habte Woldeyes

        Aelaf Habte Woldeyes After studying Psychology, Aelaf began her work as a social-worker for deaf children. She then proceeded to work with HIV positive and affected families as a Counsellor. Due to her passion for refugees, she went out to work with Somali and South-Sudan refugees as a Baby-friendly Spaces Program Manager and Child-Protection officer. Aelaf is interested in anything about Art and is tremendously passionate about Fashion designing and Photography. She is currently working for CARE Ethiopia and perusing a second Masters in Developmental psychology. Gender equality, justice, and music are the things she can’t … Continue reading Photographs by Aelaf Habte Woldeyes

PAROUSIA Magazine | 2 Years and Still Counting

  Happy 2nd Year Anniversary to PAROUSIA Magazine.  All thanks to God who is Faithful, He is a Faithful God and His Faithfulness Remains.  My sincere appreciation goes to all our Contributors and Readers all around the world. Your poems, stories, visual arts  etc and your readership keeps us going.  I’m delighted to say PAROUSIA Magazine is not relenting in promoting Christian Literature. We’ve set the Pace. We are getting better and growing stronger. The year 2018 promises to be a greater year in publication and promotion as the cooking has begun. We will be doing much more.  Thanks to … Continue reading PAROUSIA Magazine | 2 Years and Still Counting

One Day I Will Build A Church by Enigmatic Olumide Bisiriyu

One day, I will build a church Where man is the Building And bricks just for living Lives will be pruned Not to please the preacher But to reach the sinner One day, I will build a church Where talents rule without mediocrity Instead of choir Poetry will sing The preacher may talk but he wont be seen And drama comes, we will all play One day, I will build a church Where symphonies become our melody of hope As we get lost in His Presence Our yearnings find peace We will pick money from the ground After laying down … Continue reading One Day I Will Build A Church by Enigmatic Olumide Bisiriyu

Photographs from Adeyemi Adedayo Agarau

                        Acts 1:9-10 KJV And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. [10] And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Biography: Adedayo Adeyemi Agarau asides writing poetry and fiction, Adedayo is either eating, learning the science of food or taking photos. Continue reading Photographs from Adeyemi Adedayo Agarau