Fret Not…

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... Calm yourselves. Take a deep breath. Have a stiff drink. Say a quiet prayer. And rest your eyes on a little Fine Art Friday. The Anchoress reminds us; “You say the times are evil, then improve yourselves and the times will be better: you are the times.” St Augustine Bookmark It: The Wine Dark Sea takes you on a series examining The Creed for the Year of Faith. Rest your ears... … [Read more...]

Warm and fuzzies Eastern style…

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Click here to see videos and more photos of Sr. Cecilia and Sr. Gabriella's tonsuring ceremony. Thanks for the link, E. … [Read more...]

Faith of an Olympian…

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Ethopian runner and Orthodox Christian, Meseret Defar, shows the image of Our Lady she carried in her shirt after she won the gold medal in the 5000m race. [source] Russian gymnast and another Orthodox Christian, Ksenia Afanaseva, clutches an icon of her favorite saint. And lastly, speed skater Kirstin Holum, who participated in the 98 Olympics, is now known as Sr. Catherine Mary. Related Link: Olympian Mass Attendance - Daily Mass is the most attended religious service … [Read more...]

the weak willed West…

... Countries of the “Russian world” are capable of changing the globe within ten years, believes top cleric of the Russian Orthodox Church Vsevolod Chaplin. “Our Orthodox civilization may not be that large, but today it has a key role in the world as it knows how to find a way to a better life for the whole world and especially Europe,” Chaplin said on Monday during a videoconference between Moscow, Kiev and Minsk. The West has betrayed the ideals of Christianity, which Emperors … [Read more...]

Holy water as a crowd dispersal weapon…

On Sunday, activists from the Union of Orthodox Banner-Bearers, a lay Russian Orthodox organisation, dispersed a group of protesters gathered in downtown Moscow near the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour by dealing with them in a distinctively brutal and Russian way; dousing them with Holy Water. … [Read more...]

paratrooper priests and flying churches…

My son informed me he just found his vocation. H/T: Ironic Catholic. … [Read more...]

Good Friday in the Orthodox Church…

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Look who's carrying the epitaphion at Saint Sophia's Cathedral in LA during their Greek Orthodox Good Friday evening services. Tomorrow night I plan on attending Easter service & Divine Liturgy at the local Greek Orthodox Church. I doubt Tom Hanks will be showing up there though. … [Read more...]


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