Monthly Archives: July 2009

American Orthodoxy: More Fun than a Barrel of Bishops

For those keeping score, during the course of this podcast I shall mention the words: sycophant, bishops, titles, convivial, cult, and Antiochian. Ladies and Gentlemen, begging your indulgence in advance, this episode of the Orthodixie Podcast may end up as … Continue reading

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And Now for a Word About … Hell

My daughter, vacationing in North Carolina, just texted me about a church sign she saw: “Stop, drop, and roll won’t work in eternity’s smoking section.” — Carthage, NC (I wonder if this is referring to the incense used in the … Continue reading

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Medieval Tech Support & Erindipity

Helpdesk support back in the Middle Ages with English subtitles. Original taken from the show “Øystein og jeg” on Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) in 2001. With Øystein Backe (helper)and Rune Gokstad (desperate monk). Written by Knut Nærum. Thanks to FWD from … Continue reading

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+ Archpriest James Kenna +

From Bishop Basil’s email of last night, July 26th … Please join me in praying a rope for the repose of the soul of our highly esteemed and well loved brother and concelebrant ARCHPRIEST JAMES KENNA, 74, of St Sophia/Dripping … Continue reading

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Developing a Rule of Prayer

The main reason I’m out in the desert this week is as Coordinator for the St Philip’s Prayer Discipline. The website is coming along and should be complete soon. By your prayers! Prayer. It’s one of the three pillars of … Continue reading

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Can Anything Good Come Out of Palm Desert?

This reflection was originally delivered as a homily on Wednesday, January 16, 1991 on the advent of “Desert Storm”. (Which was, incidentally, the eve of the feast of St Anthony the Great, aka St Anthony of the Desert.) It has … Continue reading

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Alien Contact on Grandfather Mountain

We’d planned to hike Grandfather Mountain, from top to bottom, a fabulous 4-hour trek, but recent bear activity had closed the trails. So we drove up. On the way, we came to a little wayside cave. I stopped the car, … Continue reading

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