We Have No King … but Caesar?

With current events around the country following the recent election, this episode might not typify the “lighter side of Orthodoxy”—but we Christians are called to be the light, right? Not much to see here — but listen to the Orthodixie Podcast on Ancient Faith Radio! Read more

Holy Cow! Batman, St Cuthbert, Jack Chick – BOOM!

Ladies & Gentlemen … during this time of year — which is highlighted by the annual spook-fest-candy-feast, Turkey Day & impending Ho-Ho-Ho debt — it’s time to face our fears. Republicans. Democrats. The Great Meteor. Illuminati. Kardasians … Meh, you got yours — I got mine … Bats. Once, during a sermon, I made the mistake of mentioning my lifelong fear of bats – especially during my childhood which, due to no cell phones, computers or gadgets was spent in… Read more

Get Behind Me, Pokemon?

In a waking haze a few weeks back I was scanning the news links with my morning coffee and saw something that said: “Pokemon GO sends people to church!” Not my cup o’ tea, so to speak – also, not being hip to Pokemon – other than knowing what the Pocket Monster thingies look like – I did not follow the link. That same day, I returned from lunch to witness 4 cars parked on a parish driveway by the… Read more

BREAKING NEWS: Men & Women Are Different!

Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, “I’m tired, and it’s getting late. I think I’ll go to bed.” She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day’s lunches. Rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning. She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of… Read more

Grant Me To See (With 2.5 Readers)

The ol’ peepers just ain’t what they used to be. Ten years ago I was assisting with a funeral with eight other clergy. For the first time I was having trouble seeing the service book and holding it further, closer, etc, when a Greek priest said:  “Fr Joseph!  Where are your glasses?” I smiled proudly and said, “I don’t wear glasses.” He hissed:  “I know. WHERE are your glasses?  That afternoon, I bought my first pair of Readers. Aging, in… Read more

In Hell, On My Cell, Searching Up Paradise

  The phone. We could answer or not. We could take it off the hook. I could be disconnected. We could change numbers and no one could find us. We could just unplug it from the wall. We could, forgive me this, LIE and say we didn’t hear the phone, or we weren’t home … Then, the answering machine. We could leave witty greeting messages. We would return home excitedly to the blinking of the light indicating that someone cared… Read more

Jesus with a Sword

Okay, so I didn’t get this icon.  But it is cool, no? When I converted to Orthodoxy, it’s a long story, I took St Joseph the Betrothed as my patron saint.  My given name is David, born on June 26th. That just happens to be the feast day for St David of Thessaloniki.  So, that’s the icon I got from Orthodox Christian Supply. I cannot but say Amen to every word that Owen White writes about the quality of workmanship… Read more

Antiochian Resolution Opposing “Same Sex Unions”

RESOLUTION TO OPPOSE THE RECENT UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT DECISION THAT LEGALLY RE-DEFINED MARRIAGE TO INCLUDE TWO PEOPLE OF THE SAME SEX WHEREAS, on June 26, 2015, the United States Supreme Court, in the case entitled “Obergefell, et al. v. Hodges, Director, Ohio Department of Health, et al.,” by a marginal majority decision, held that no State may deny same-sex couples the right to marry; and that, in so doing, the Supreme Court has legally redefined the sacred, long-held, and… Read more

The Grace of Incorruption: Poetic Coincidence & Alchemical Oratory

Years ago I was assigned a new prayer rule by my spiritual father, the reading of the daily selections of the Psalms, the kathismata. At the time, we lived next door to the church and I would dutifully read or chant the Psalms morning and evening in the temple. Somewhere along the way my rule was either changed, or I lapsed; I cannot remember which. Passing years saw me fondly recall that discipline, but it was only upon reading Donald… Read more

Efforts to Have Justices Ginsburg and Kagan Recuse Take A Troubling Turn

​By Herbert W. Titus & William J. Olson; June 19, 2015 ​On June 17, 2015, former U.S. Magistrate Judge Joe Miller wrote and published an article calling for Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Elena Kagan to recuse from participating in the consolidated same-sex marriage cases now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court on the ground of bias. In support, Miller noted that both justices had officiated in the marriage ceremonies of same-sex couples, and that Justice Ginsburg had gone so… Read more

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