Monthly Archives: August 2004

How Old is Your Church?

If you are a Lutheran, your religion was founded by Martin Luther, an ex-monk of the Catholic Church, in the year 1517. If you belong to the Church of England, your religion was founded by King Henry VIII in the … Continue reading

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Prayer for Enemies

Bless my enemies, O Lord. Even I bless them and do not curse them. Enemies have driven me into Thy embrace more than friends have. Friends have bound me to earth, enemies have loosed me from earth and have demolished … Continue reading

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Humming Bird, Don’t Fly Away, Fly Away …

A friend sent this photo expose of the birth and growth of a humming bird. It has nothing to do with Orthodoxy, per se. However, I must admit to being absolutely awed by one anytime I’m blessed to see them … Continue reading

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Risk Taking is Free

To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out for another is to risk involvement. To expose feeling is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas, your dreams … Continue reading

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Cave of St John the Forerunner?

In addition to the above story, and forgive me those of you on the “old calendar,” today, following yesterday’s feast, I consumed a tomato sandwich with salt, pepper, and Duke’s mayonnaise. Now that’s redemption.

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Updates …

Here’s an editorial on the “I Had An Abortion” T-shirt and, God help us,”abortion pride.” For local viewers of this Blog, our Adult Class schedule — Orthodoxy 101 — is now posted on our parish website. Regarding my post of … Continue reading

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MARY

A friend of mine, Fr David Smith, has a new book out: Mary, Worthy of All Praise. Here’s Frederica Mathewes-Green’s lastest: Elder Care for Jesus Aging Mother. A Blessed Feast to ALL!

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