stupid things on any given Sunday…

... last week before mass announcements were made; Father had enough!He was demanding reverent silence from his congregation before and after mass! He was mad as hell and not going to take it anymore! He didn't even want to hear the kneelers slamming up and down because it disturbed the prayerful atmoshpere during mass. Then he proceed to step away from the ambo and direct the contemporary music band to start a rousing rock-n-roll rendition of "Our God is an Awesome God". I had to stifle my … [Read more...]

the moving of the serbs…

The Moving of the Serbs, painting by Paja Jovanović, portrays the Serbian Orthodox Patriarch Arsenije III Carnojevic, surrounded by soldiers, flocks of sheep and women with babies, leading some 36,000 families from his seat in Pec, Kosovo and Southern Serbia to what is now Vojvodina and further to Hungary in 1690, after Serbian revolts failed.For this guy. … [Read more...]

a sincere prayer request…

Please remember to keep a dear friend, the Right Wing Prof. who blogs at Central Pennsylvania Orthodox, in your prayers. He is battling stage 4 cancer. Please visit his blog and offer your encouragement and support. … [Read more...]

if she home-schooled this would never be an issue…

props to Her Diginess. … [Read more...]

blog roll additions…

... two clever blogs have earned the distinguished honor of being added to my side bar links. Man Sized Target & Drawn to Catholicism Excellent stuff, check them out. … [Read more...]

I wish I’d seen this when I was pentecostal…

... because I never knew what they hell the congregation was doing on any given Sunday... and I have no rhythm. … [Read more...]

the return of an old series…

... fine art fridays, today featuring more Russian art for the collection. Olga Dolgaya, Young Woman in Head Scarf. … [Read more...]

I must own this…

... and every other book found here. … [Read more...]

November…

... my absolute favorite month, it has everything. Cooler weather, crisp air, coloful foliage and clear skies... not to mention it's a lively month in the Church. It starts off with one of my favorite liturgical practices; los dias de muertos or all saint's day to you gringos. In fact, my 1st blog post was on this subject and the marriage of my two ehtnic traditions. Then you have Christ the King, the Presentation of Mary and the start of Advent at the end of the month, with some fabulous saints … [Read more...]


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