Monthly Archives: December 2011

Orthodixie – 2011 in Brief

AFR BLURB: Fr Joseph looks back on the past year and is thankful that the basketball does not determine the wife; that space aliens did not kill him; that Fr Danislav (pictured at left) is not a weekly guest; that … Continue reading

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St Romanos Chorale Christmas Special on Ancient Faith Radio

The St Romanos Chorale under the direction of Dr William Attra (pictured here at St George Church) presented a special concert of Orthodox Christmas hymns at St Joseph Antiochian Orthodox Church on December 10, 2011. The concert was recorded and … Continue reading

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Past Christmas Podcasts

Here follows links to all the Orthodixie Christmas Podcasts. And a timely reminder: If you enjoy the ministry of Ancient Faith Radio — of your charity, please consider a donation as we near [civil] year’s end. Thank you. (Pics in … Continue reading

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Solstice

Today is the winter solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, and the astronomical event that has more rituals and ceremonies associated with it than any other. It is no coincidence that there … Continue reading

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like …

C H R I S T MAS Remember to keep the MASS in Christmas!(I mean, THAT is what it’s all about, no?) Image thanks to Dr. Elena Shoshitaishvili.

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Last Year’s Santa Totes Gun, Sings Songs, Needs . . . Beer?

Houston has a goodly share of beggars and bridges. Most of the beggars – forgive me this – look the part, at home, if you will, under a bridge. Some, however, do raise an eyebrow and serve to tempt: “Why, … Continue reading

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Lies Dickens Told Me

Sal Sberna offers a reflection on his blog, The Kingdom by Force – Life as a crumb on the diskos: I can’t help it. Every year I get sucked into watching one more rendition of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” … Continue reading

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