A long time ago I realized the Grace of the Holy Spirit was not to be found in the Roman Catholic Church. It grieved me to step back and see just how far Rome had deviated from the Church. In the last century the slow destruction of orthodoxy has accelerated into a maelstrom. Where there … Continue reading Witness
As some of you know, I have a Twitter account for meteorological interests. I eschew all arguments, politics, etc. which means I follow a handful of National Weather Service accounts, some meteorologists, and other similar accounts. Nothing is immune from controversy so on rare occasions I bump into tweets about “chemtrails”, the name some people … Continue reading Chemtrails, Conspiracies, and the Garden of Eden
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
Xristos Anesti!! Orthodox brothers and sisters, it is with a heavy heart that I am posting today to plead with you on behalf of a close personal friend. He is literally being persecuted in Raleigh, NC on behalf of his Orthodox Christian faith and Greek ethnicity. This is not an exaggeration, this is real life … Continue reading Prayer request
This article by Matt Walsh is quite excellent: It’s difficult to have grown-up conversations these days, because people like yourself see every mention of moral truth as either a personal attack or a statement of superiority. This is the real damage you cause in the Faith. It’s not that you’re sinful — we all are, to be sure — it’s that you want to … Continue reading The Narrow Path vs. "Inclusivity"
One trendy idol of our day that has beguiled many people is the idol of social fashion, as Scripture refers to it. It draws in hordes of people-pleasers who will do anything to appear "reasonable" to others, and "accepting" of everyone's beliefs. It tells us to accept whatever others believe as being as true and … Continue reading Don’t go over the cliff with someone…
In the East, today we celebrate (if we're on the new calendar - 13 days later for the old calendar); the feast of Theophany, the baptism of the Lord. In the West they celebrate Epiphany, the arrival of the three wise men bearing gifts. There is usually some confusion here, especially for new converts … Continue reading Theophany vs. Epiphany
POSADAS, Argentina, October 11, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) - Angry, pro-abortion feminists mocked, spat on, and spray-painted Catholics who were standing guard in front of the cathedral of the Diocese of Posadas in Argentina on Saturday, an event that was caught on video by professional journalists and placed on YouTube and other media. According to reports by … Continue reading Catholics assaulted by feminist mob while passively defending their church.
The following excerpt is taken from The Collect'd Writings of St. Hereticus by Robert McAfee Brown (1964). It is a tongue-in-cheek book about parish life, world religions, Bible translations, theology, etc. supposedly written by the obscure St. Hereticus. Father inherited it from a Catholic monk at the school he attended and at which he taught. … Continue reading "To prayerfully consider"