Monthly Archives: January 2006

Adams on Islam ala Esolen

“In the seventh century of the Christian era, a wandering Arab of the lineage of Hagar the Egyptian, combining the powers of transcendent genius with the preternatural energy of a fanatic, and the fraudulent spirit of an impostor, proclaimed himself … Continue reading

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Chrisostomos MOZART

In honour of the 250th birthday of Mozart — named for the Saint, the Golden-Mouthed, whose memory is kept today … I must inform [you] that on 27 January, at 8 p.m., my dear wife was happily delivered of a … Continue reading

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Women Deacons in the Orthodox Church

The order of ordained women deacons “never totally disappeared in the life of the Orthodox churches” and there are strong signs of a desire to renew it, an Orthodox theologian told a largely Catholic gathering on Jan. 20. Kyriaki Karidoyanes … Continue reading

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Episcopalians Gone Wild

NBC’S lame-duck series Book of Daniel … starring Aidan Quinn … centers on an Episcopal priest in a posh Connecticut suburb. His wife is infatuated with martinis, one of his sons is homosexual, the other is sleeping around, his daughter … Continue reading

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The Devil’s Icon

The following piece, a bit dated and slightly edited, was originally published in The WORD magazine (1994). In light of recent comments, I thought others might find it helpful. Mind you, it predates the Internet and Reality TV [sic]. With … Continue reading

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