North Carolina monastics…

...Protection of the Most Holy Theotokos Monastery, Weaverville NC. … [Read more...]

nesterov…

... a compilation of Mikhail Nesterov's work. For Russian art featured here on this blog click HERE. … [Read more...]

romanian hermits…

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I’ve always had my suspicious…

Franciscan monk c.1949 … [Read more...]

funny how…

... as of late, all my posts seems to fall into one category... stupid things. … [Read more...]

you say Epiphany…

... I say Theophany. Epiphany is celebrated by both the Eastern and Western Churches, but a major difference between them is over precisely which historical events the feast commemorates. For Western Christians the feast primarily commemorates the coming of the Magi, while in the East the feast celebrates the Baptism of Christ in the Jordan (Theophany). However, in both cases the essence of the feast is the same: the manifestation of Christ to the world (whether as an infant or in the Jordan), … [Read more...]

Feast of the Theophany of our Lord…

Theophany is the Feast which reveals the Most Holy Trinity to the world through the Baptism of the Lord (Mt.3:13-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:21-22). God the Father spoke from Heaven about the Son, the Son was baptized by the St John the Forerunner, and the Holy Spirit descended upon the Son in the form of a dove. From ancient times this Feast was called the Day of Illumination and the Feast of Lights, since God is Light and has appeared to illumine "those who sat in darkness," and "in the region of … [Read more...]

Gaze into my crystal ball…

... for 2009 I predict...Terry's tell all book will be made into a motion picture staring Pauly Shore.A new Catholic Cult will emerge, The Cult of Z, and declare all masses be said in Aramaic... because Latin is not extreme enough. Mel Gibson will embrace ScientologyFr. Erik will be declared a saint, despite his protests "...but I'm not dead yet!" Lastly, I will receive the gift of bilocation and blog in two places at once. There you have it. Be amazed. Of course, I am not nearly as clever as … [Read more...]

seriously…

... does anybody read this thing anymore. Blogging is SO 2008. … [Read more...]

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I’ll let you in on a little secret…

... just because I have a child of my own doesn't necessarily mean I like other people's children. … [Read more...]

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