Monthly Archives: November 2006

DECLARATION: Pope & Patriarch

Common Declaration by Pope Benedict XVI and Patriarch Bartholomew I“This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it!” (Ps 117:24) This fraternal encounter which brings us together, Pope Benedict XVI of Rome … Continue reading

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Indonesia, Sing-alongs, Onion Dome & Bible, too

First, as you know, Indonesia is the most Muslim of nations. That’s why your help is most needed. Did you know about Orthodox Christianity in Indonesia? Thanks to FWD from Fr Gordon Walker. Secondly, my cyber pal, Jean-Michel, sent along … Continue reading

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Mary Christmas!

Yep! Looks like we all might just be havin’ a Mary Christmas this year! As far as I’m concerned, that’s a good thing. Here’s Christianity Today on Mary the Revolutionary. HT THUNDERSTRUCKAmy’s perplexed ’bout Prots and Mary. And, of course, … Continue reading

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Syriac Prayer (Pt 5)

O Sun of righteousness by which the righteous beheld their own selves and became a mirror for their generations, open up within me the gate to awareness of Thee; grant me a joyful mind, one which sails above the rocks … Continue reading

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POEM: The Rest of the Mission Priest

Sleepless.How to say, what to say?Same oldGospelTenth timeRound Sleepless.Where’s the wrong?Broken. PromisesJudgmentalOtherNess Sleepless.What would God have me do?SilenceWorryStruggleDarkness Sleepless.Are the bills …?Should we be …?Where’s the …?The devilSigh Sleepless.TemptationDoubtsPastThe Fallfalling Brieflyfalling Joy comes in the … FallingGlory to God.Falling Aslee … Continue reading

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The Reality of Confession

The thing about Confession is it’s natural. That is, it’s Real. Most everything else we do with our sin is false and unnatural. We punish ourselves, justify our actions, and hide. Yet, in Confession — in opening ourselves to God, … Continue reading

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George W’s Prayer

Almighty God; We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government; and entertain a … Continue reading

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