While all about on October 31st is spooky ...One may find annual refuge at St George, Houston.Wait! There's the priest now!What? You don't recognize him? (More will be revealed.)Arrgh! We don't wear no scary costumes!Get me, Mate?Yes, it's true, on this night, I'm fairy certain you can dress up however you wish: Yes - fairy, No - Scary.Here's Jack ... without the box.... and dual smiles -- here ...... and there!Uh oh! Identity crisis. This seems to be Batman carrying a Spidey pail ... being … [Read more...]

Michael, Jonah, Joseph, George & Lily

Clergy following the Feast Day Liturgy, October 20th, at St Jonah of Manchuria Orthodox Church, from left: Fr John Filipovich of St Michael; Fr John Whiteford of St Jonah; Fr Matthew MacKay of St Joseph; Fr Joseph Huneycutt of St George.I took this picture of the Missuz & the Baby because Lily's eyes matched their shirts, or vice versa. (Sometimes life is just grand :)Coming up later today ... Pics from last night's All Saints Party at St George! … [Read more...]

Archimandrite Zacharias on “DEFEATING SIN”

This attractive exposition of current, yet timeless, anthropological issues is distinguished by its clarity of vision and originality of expression. As the book unfolds, it becomes increasingly evident that the unbroken Tradition of the Church is the sole key to understanding God’s revelation to man. Because the author has so firmly placed his trust in the holiness of this Tradition, his thinking, both creative and inspired, elucidates the charismatic character of the way of salvation which l … [Read more...]

The Monastery – The Movie

Sundance Film reviewer Ty Burr wrote:“The Monastery” ... was another surprisingly engrossing documentary in this year’s strong line-up. It’s about a very old Danish man, the redoubtable Mr. Vig (at left), who wants to deed his castle to the Russian Orthodox church. He writes to Moscow, they send out a delegation of nuns to check the place out, and so this often funny, ultimately moving story begins. The place is falling down, Mr. Vig is a human relic, and the head nun, Sister A, is a tough cookie … [Read more...]