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Monday, January 20, 2020

Mandatory Epiphany Post




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Psalm 77:16
The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee;
they were afraid: the depths also were troubled.

Psalm 114:3
The sea saw it, and fled: Jordan was driven back.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas...




Black Lives Matter !

( The only question is : To whom ? )

The differences between various denominations, be they religious, political, philosophical, or ideological, are usually much subtler than one would otherwise be inclined to either suspect or expect. Thus, for instance, if the traditional Easter greeting is “Christ is risen ! (notice the brazen exclamation mark at the end), intellectually enlightened forms of atheism or agnosticism would not necessarily counter this statement by boldly, and rather ostentatiously, affirming its opposite (followed, presumably, by an even greater number of exclamation marks; say, three: one for each person of the Holy Trinity), as one would, somewhat understandably, be tempted to believe; but rather by subversively having its ending replaced by a question mark, as in “Christ is risen ?. Similarly for the well-known response “Truly He is risen ! being made to read “Is He truly risen ? instead. Indeed, it would be a very welcome change to see unbelievers greeting each other in the streets with “Christ is born, glorify Him ? during the winter holidays, rather than resorting to their usual unimaginative quips, such as “This season, celebrate reason !”, as if Christians, who, following the very first verse of Saint John's Gospel, profess Christ to be the Incarnation of God's divine Logos (which is where the word logic, a synonym for reason, comes from), don't do just that; but I digress... The same observation also applies to countless other slogans as well, including the one under discussion. Black (or unborn) lives may indeed matter; but to how many, and how much, remains to be established... (and the odds do not appear to be in their favor).

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

It Must Have Been Life...




But It's Over Now...

1 Corinthians 13:8  ¶Love never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 13  And now abideth faith, hope, and love: these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Remember, Remember The Last Of November




The Holy Apostle Andrew, The First-Called

John 1:35  Again, the next day after, John stood, and two of his disciples; 36  And looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith: Behold the Lamb of God ! 37  ¶And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 40  One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. 41  He first findeth his own brother Simon, and saith unto him: We have found the Messias, which is, being interpreted, the Christ. 42  And he brought him to Jesus.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Mandatory Halloween Post




Some people have to put on a mask
in order to become monsters,
while others only have to take off
the one they've been wearing all along...

Monday, October 28, 2019

The Friend Zone


John 15:15  Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Friday, September 27, 2019

A (Wo)Man's Right To Choose




Let The Children Come To Me...

Monday, September 23, 2019

Memento Mori




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Rutger † Hauer

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Alcoholic Beverages During Advent




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How Fasting Interferes With One's Social Life

Friday, November 15, 2013

Severe Sexual Repression


In the Western hemisphere of the Christian world, such utterly abnormal feats and unbearable psychological burdens are reserved only for certain highly select and especially privileged social classes, such as Catholic priests, or homosexuals, whose sole “domain” they represent. The Orthodox Church, however, knows better than that... :-)

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Let Us Eat, And Drink, And Be Merry !

...for tomorrow the fasting begins...

Friday, November 8, 2013

Orthodox Catechism 101: The Holy Angels




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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mandatory Halloween Post

Some people have to put on a mask in order to become monsters... while others only have to take off the one they're already wearing... Happy Halloween, everyone !