Monthly Archives: May 2004

A Ten Year Old Priest

Today, on the Feast of Pentecost, I, though unworthy, celebrated my 10th anniversary as an Orthodox priest. It’s been a rough road. Moments of glory mixed with suffering — all of which were complicated by my own sinfulness and shortcomings … Continue reading

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Secession in the South

Sanctioned homosexual unions elsewhere have led to a new movement of secession in the South as mentioned in this article from World Net Daily.

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Gay … But Not Funny

[The following article appeared in The Word magazine, May 2004 (Vol.48;No.5).] Students of the art of comedy know that for humour to work it must bear some semblance to the truth. One truth about humour: it’s usually at someone’s expense. … Continue reading

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Gnostalgia

I once heard a priest, speaking on some of the nuttiness within Orthodox Convert circles, claim: “Shine a light bright enough and even the bugs will come.” For me, this was true of what I now know as Gnosticism. Some … Continue reading

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DaVinci Code, Lost Gospels … the Lost

I’ve a confession to make: I am on my final pages of Foucault’s Pendulum by Umberto Eco (1988), which — so I hear — is the fictional forerunner of the plethora of recently published books which include Gnosticism, Knight’s Templar … Continue reading

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Cal Thomas on the Tsunami of Gay Marriage …

“If conservative religious people wish to exert maximum influence on culture, they will redirect their attention to repairing their own cracked foundation. An improved heterosexual family structure will do more for those families and the greater good than attempts to … Continue reading

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Southeast Orthodox Camp Endorsement

The sign said “Now Hiring.” She walked into the college town restaurant and, in my opinion, was too pretty for the job. I sent an assistant out to interview her — and get rid of her — on two different … Continue reading

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