The photos speak for themselves. (As usual, I did not take photos during Vespers or Small Compline.) You can find St. Paraskevi Greek Orthodox Monastery here.
The Obvious Stuff More Than a Feeling - Boston Eye of the Tiger - Survivor Man in Motion - St. Elmo's Fire Footloose - Kenny Loggins Dynamite - Taio Cruz Karma Chameleon - Culture Club The Final Countdown - Europe Livin' on a Prayer - Bon Jovi Sweet Child 'O Mine - Guns and Roses … Continue reading Workout Playlist
1. I saw someone cycling away on a stationary bike at the gym today while holding a rosary. Good idea. A 100 knot rope would be dicey but a 33 knot would sit out of the way on one's wrist. 2. I'm quite sore and stairs aren't much fun. Those split squats on Monday completely … Continue reading Bits and pieces
We can keep guard over the whole world by keeping guard over the atmosphere of heaven within us, for if we lose the Kingdom of Heaven, we will save neither ourselves nor others. He who has the Kingdom of God in himself will imperceptibly pass it on to others. People will be attracted to the … Continue reading The atmosphere of heaven
I was looking for something this morning and ran across this blog post from several years ago. It was pretty good and I found myself saying, “hey… U wrote that??” What happened to the person who used to be able to write? Hahaha. So I decided to share it with you.
Reading Joseph’s post on Byzantine TX about the pro-choice Catholic nuns (sounds like an oxymoron, but I guess it’s becoming more common…) I was struck by something. Have you noticed that people who hold a stance on something that is not in accordance with Tradition, abortion and gay “marriage” being the most common, are always desperately looking for affirmation from someone? Specifically, someone from whom they wouldn’t have traditionally ever received that affirmation? For most people in the West (who have never heard of Orthodoxy), the Roman Catholic church represents an unchanging pillar of Truth and Right, no matter what their religious (if any) persuasion. They may not agree with that statement, but it’s hard to not observe that in practice people think of the RC church as the “gold standard”. So much so, that even if you’re Unitarian and pro-abortion you’ll be positively delighted when some Catholic nuns march…
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His Eminence Archbishop Alexander visited our parish this weekend! Eis pollá éte, Déspota!
When we got to church before Vespers and walked over to see the puppies, Moppet said, "That's a big dog!" One of the older girls said, "it's a goat!" Actually, it was a sheep. The children naturally went eagerly toward the pen to greet the new arrival but the sheep was clearly skittish. As we … Continue reading Friends
I was actually thinking this morning of writing a post which I've been pondering for a while, distilling some ideas into coherent statements. I was asked years ago to write about how I had come to Orthodoxy and never did. Plus, I've been thinking more deeply lately about the vast gulf between Orthodoxy and Catholicism* … Continue reading The blog post you don’t get
Such a pretty sunset on our walk this evening! Of note: (3) Kelvin Hemholtz clouds, and (5) virga.