Monthly Archives: April 2010

“The Blind Side” (in Syria)

It was a 16 hour flight from Dubai to Houston, having left Damascus the previous day. The lines to get through Customs were long. When it finally came my turn, I approached the counter to see a sight not seen … Continue reading

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Parishioners Say the Darndest Things …

Dear Father Joseph: It is with great sadness that I report to you today, that St George has lost another life-long member of the parish. My one and only camera died Sunday as a result of a tragic accident in … Continue reading

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Ancient Faith Radio

The folks at AFR note: “It’s been a little slower than usual in terms of donations this month so if you are able to help us meet our $11,000 April goal, we would appreciate it.” Currently, they are $2,595 shy … Continue reading

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MEMORY ETERNAL: Bishop Daniel

A note from Fr Mark Mancuso of Columbia, South Carolina: Dear Brethren, Christ is risen! I just wanted to pass along the news that Bishop Daniel of Erie, Vicar Bishop of the President of the Synod of Bishops for Old … Continue reading

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Me in Bosra, Molly on Book

By God’s grace & your prayers, I returned last night from my trip to Syria; pics and stories soon to follow. In the meantime, my artsy e-pal Molly Sabourin (check out Close to Home) posted a review of We Came, … Continue reading

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Heading to Syria

That’s one of my favorite saints, Ephrem the Syrian. I beg his holy prayers and yours as I travel to Syria over the next two weeks. I am not taking my laptop and will, most likely, not be updating the … Continue reading

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Belated Birthday Boy _____ ?

My son, whose birthday always falls during the Great Fast (April 3rd), came as close to having a feasting birthday this year as he’ll come … with Pascha on April 4th. Tonight, he has 6 friends (12 year old boys) … Continue reading

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