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 from Orthodox Christian Supply.I will say, true story, this was the fi … [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 SEXWHEREAS, 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 profound mea … [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 Sheehan’s book, The Grace of Incorruption, that I once again … [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 far as to … [Read more...]