On Stress from Work

Geronta, many people return home from work stressed out.I suggest to men that if they can, they should find an open church after work, go in, light a candle and stay inside for ten to fifteen minutes. Or go sit in a park somewhere and read a small section of the Gospel, so as to quiet down a bit. Then they can go home in peace, smiling, instead of stressed out and ready to pick a fight. They shouldn't bring work problems home with them -- leave them at the door on the way out.-- Elder Paisios … [Read more...]

Dumbledore is as Dumbledore … does?

Dumbledore’s a Sissy?I don’t think that’s what she was saying.Dumbledore just couldn’t control his urges?That neither.How ‘bout simply: “Dumbledore was a happy man!”Could be, but I’m pretty sure the old school usage of the word was not intended.Were her comments advocating sin?I believe that would be a stretch.What WAS she saying and does it matter?Well, here’s what's being reported:The big revelation of the night came when she was asked if Dumbledore had ever found love. With a sigh, she seemed … [Read more...]

The Passing of Metropolitan Gabriel (Saliby)

This notice just in (French only) thanks to Jean-Michel -- click the first link for a note in English:Nous venons d’apprendre le décès du métropolite Gabriel (Saliby) «dans la nuit du 19 au 20 octobre 2007, à l'hôpital américain de Neuilly-sur-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine), des suites d'une longue maladie. Âgé de 82 ans, il était, depuis 1980, l'évêque des communautés antiochiennes en Europe occidentale, avec résidence à Paris, d'abord comme auxiliaire patriarcal, puis comme métropolite diocésain, à par … [Read more...]

The Great Orthodox Awakening

I was on my way to a seminar having spent the night in a coffee house. Did you know that ever since the Orthodox Church bought out Starbuck’s they now have overnight rooms available?Yep.Then …The Orthodox Media limo arrived sporting a big Blockbuster ad on its trunk – with endorsements of various movies by popular Monks, Priests and Bishops … and there I was being whisked away to for a meeting of MMPFACF – the Media-Minded People for the Furtherance of the Ancient Christian Faith.We had to speed, … [Read more...]


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