Monthly Archives: September 2006

This is Pretty [Byzantine] Intriguing …

NOTE: I have long hair and have spent years dressed in a “Turkish fashion” enduring appreciating many a hierarchical liturgy. I have never aspired to liturgical innovation or revolution. Still, the following words from Fr Thomas Hopko are worth a … Continue reading

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Converts, Again (and Again)

Shocking, but true: Orthodoxy did not begin with American Converts. Conversion to Orthodoxy did not begin with Americans. And, should the Lord tarry, it shall not end with American Converts. Face it, some people convert to Orthodoxy in order to … Continue reading

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Nothing Serious Here (Keep Moving)

Sorry. Two lists in a row. But, couldn’t resist … A woman came home, screeching her car into the driveway, and ran into the house. She slammed the door and shouted at the top of her lungs, “Honey, pack your … Continue reading

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Love & Young’uns

A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds, “What does love mean?” “When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for … Continue reading

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Cartoons, Key to Madness

When you think about it, it really all boils down to cartoons … “It’s an especially nice touch to suggest that many traditional Christians are upset about the concert segment in which Madonna hangs on a disco-mirrored crucifix because it … Continue reading

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On Death, Heresy, Manners & Crusades

Elder Paisios of the Holy Mountain gave as good a summary as any. When he was once asked where the soul goes when it leaves the body, he answered: “Well, when the watch stops working, it goes to the hands … Continue reading

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RIP: Metropolitan Vitaly

Moscow, September 26, Interfax – Metropolitan Vitaly (Ustinov), former first hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia, died at a hospital in Mansonville, Canada, on Monday evening, at the age of 97. Metropolitan Vitaly’s condition deteriorated sharply last … Continue reading

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