Monthly Archives: June 2006

UPDATE: One Flew Over the Onion Dome

The buzz for One Flew Over the Onion Dome: American Orthodox Converts, Retreads & Reverts has been, for me personally, too cool. There’s nothing quite like signing parties where you sell out of books. (I assume that’s much better than … Continue reading

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Preparing for Armageddon

From the LA Times. In Iran, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has a … different vision. As mayor of Tehran in 2004, he spent millions on improvements to make the city more welcoming for the return of a Muslim messiah known as … Continue reading

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The Boss Dons a Hat

Ya gotta love it!Metropolitan PHILIP visits St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral in New York, meets with Representative of the Moscow Patriarchate in the United States

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Anna Akhmatova (1889 – 1966)

Today is the birthday of Anna Akhmatova. From The Voice of Another Don’t torment your heart with earthly joys,Don’t cling to your wife or your home,Take the bread from your childTo give to a stranger.And be the humblest servant of … Continue reading

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Let It Be. Yesterday. Rocky Raccoon, too.

Funny that Dawn should mention this hymn — and include the fullness thereof — as my old pal, Roxanne, had just mentioned the same in a comment to this story. It’s a big-ol’ small and wonderful world! Remember the story … Continue reading

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On Orthodox Renewal

We must renew our commitment to personal prayer and liturgical participation, to keeping the fasts of the Church, to giving our time and financial resources to the ministries of the Church, and, most especially, to being healed through self-examination and … Continue reading

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Hierarchical Hijinks in Ohio

Derek and I were bench warmers on the football team our freshman year in high school. One day, as often happens in August when you’re 14, we were bored. The big game with our archrival, the Albemarle Bulldogs, was coming … Continue reading

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