Monthly Archives: November 2008

HAGIA SOPHIA – Back in the Day

[A painting] depicting Hagia Sophia, in the twelfth century, during an Orthodox Liturgy, purportedly during a visit by King Richard the I, Coeur de Lion (the Lionhearted). This is a rare glimpse of this Mother Church of Christianity, which was … Continue reading

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HOUSTON: Advent Retreat

Our recent Advent Retreat (November 15th) at St George with Fr David Barr, Pastor of St Elias, Austin, is now available online: HERE Part One – “Life as Mystery”Part Two – “The Mysteries of the Church”

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The Orthodox Speakers Bureau

Having recently signed on with The Orthodox Speakers Bureau, here’s a preview of their roster: Chris Banescu Fr. Daniel Byantoro Scott Cairns Rod Dreher John Granger Fr. Joseph Huneycutt Fr. Hans Jacobse Vera Faith Lord Frederica Mathewes-Green Terry Mattingly Fr. … Continue reading

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Much Ado About Despota

If you ever wanna make a priest jump … about 5 minutes before Matins/Orthros begins (that’s the service that comes before Liturgy in most churches, by the way) – just before it begins, about a half dozen of you guys … Continue reading

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Prop 8 & Orthodox Bishops

A Statement of the Orthodox Christian Bishops of California, issued earlier this fall, in support of Proposition 8: (See also the 2003 SCOBA statement on the moral crisis in our nation – here.) A Constitutional Amendment to Restore the Definition … Continue reading

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Why the printer won’t work …

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Fort Worth Does the Side-Step

Funny. Just days after the newly consecrated [Orthodox] Bishop of Fort Worth was made Metropolitan of the Orthodox Church in America, the [Episcopal] Diocese of Fort Worth voted to split from the Episcopal Church in America, seeking refuge under the … Continue reading

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