sick.sad.world…

... repugnant and loathsome. … [Read more...]

back on monday…

... what ever will you do with yourselves till then? … [Read more...]

source. … [Read more...]

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Tatiana Yushmanova, Solitudeh/t Hand Maid. … [Read more...]

ecclesiastical bling…

what say you now, Leo? … [Read more...]

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another question…

... is it common practice to sit on the floor during homilies in an Orthodox church? I know there are usually no seats/pews I just thought people stood through the homily too. To clarify I've only seen people sit on the floor in OCA parishes. At the DC Orthodox cathedral they stand through the homily so I thought that was more common. Just curious. … [Read more...]

irony…

... we spent the past eight years being told patriotism was fascism. We listened to liberals mock and ridicule Bush. Though I am not a great fan, the man does deserve admiration for walking the walk. Can we say the same for Fuhrer Obama? Hardly. We've spent the last eight years having liberals shove tolerance down our throats just to watch them go into fits of seizures at the mere suggestion their new messiah is less than perfect. Precisely why I don't like liberals. They claim to be something … [Read more...]

when stupid people have no lives…

... having spent four months employed at their Norfolk, VA office I feel they are open fodder for my disdain. … [Read more...]

my puerto rican grandmother’s lamp…

... used to scare the shit out of me when I was a little girl. … [Read more...]

ask Father Vasiliy…

Dear Father Vasiliy,My best friend, who is a Protestant, recently gave me an icon which he purchased at a Roman Catholic bookstore. Can I use this icon in my worship? It is a reproduction of Rublev’s “Hospitality of Abraham.”Signed,Worried in Waukegan==========================Dear Waukegan,I am worried to be hearing that your best friend is this Protestant. But perhaps you were at one time Protestant, and merely converted to One, True, Holy and Catholic Faith ahead of friend. Clearly … [Read more...]

l’m all verklempt…

... did you see Aretha's hat!? Didn't Michelle look absolutely stunning in her gold brocade suit by Isabel Toledo? Like but-tah! GAH! I am so impressed by the level of journalistic integrity and serious coverage on this "historic" event. … [Read more...]

why buy the cow…

... Today at work one of our long time residents called to tell me he was moving in with his girlfriend and needed to vacate his current apartment. He wanted to know if we had any houses for rent. I reminded him about the qualifications for non-married room mate situations and asked him if was getting married. Normally this is none of my business but for the sake of the conversation reviewing our rental qualifications I needed to ask. In the past, if a couple is engaged and has applied for a … [Read more...]

immortalize your image in iconography…

... a fund raising idea for your parish. CLEVELAND – Iconographer Ilya Kuriakin, working in St. Vladislav Parish here, has pitched a fundraising technique to the parish council that might just revolutionize the prevalence and practice of iconography across the United States. ... [he]is offering parishioners and others a chance to memorialize the noted and notorious in its figures.“It’s not much different from selling brass plaques on pews,” said Dean (St. Dimitri the Many-I’d) … [Read more...]

Thou shalt not have strange gods in my sight. Thou shalt not make to thyself a graven thing, nor the likeness of any things, that are in heaven above, or that are in the earth beneath, or that abide in the waters under the earth.Thou shalt not adore them, and thou shalt not serve them. … [Read more...]

Our Lady of China … [Read more...]

Saint Euthymius the Great …

The wilderness rejoiced at your birth, holy father Euthymius. In your memory, it brings a harvest of joy through your many miracles. Pour these wonders on our souls as well and cleanse us from our sins, That we may sing: Alleluia! Also celebrating today; Commemoration of our Holy and God-Bearing Father Euthymius the Great Saint Euthymius the Great came from the city of Melitene in Armenia, near the River Euphrates. His parents, Paul and Dionysia, were pious Christians of noble birth. After many … [Read more...]

St. Sebastian…

Giovanni BelinniThe name of Sebastian is enveloped in a wreath of legends. The oldest historical account of the saint is found in a commentary on the psalms by St. Ambrose; the passage reads: "Allow me to propose to you the example of the holy martyr Sebastian. By birth he was a Milanese. Perhaps the persecutor of Christians had left Milan, or had not yet arrived, or had become momentarily more tolerant. Sebastian believed that here there was no opportunity for combat, or that it had already … [Read more...]

things I will NOT be doing today…

... watching the inauguration. listening to the inauguration. reading about the inauguration. celebrating the inauguration. or talking about the inauguration with spastic liberals about to piss themselves with glee. things I WILL be doing today... wear sack cloth & ashes, hiss.spit.growl, pray and fast for our nation and go into my vacuumed sealed media protective bubble and find my happy place. … [Read more...]

this is NOT my nation anymore…

"...our nation has finally, officially embraced the post-modern world; that, in addition to media elitists and collegiate intellectuals spreading nihilism, we finally have a U.S. president who embodies such a culture. Propelled into office by voter greed, Barack Obama will now lead the nation that leads the world, using his successful blend of atheistic humanism and political manipulation that make for easy-to-digest sound bytes. The immoralists are no longer only in the ivory towers, they are … [Read more...]

most read post…

... feminism has ruined women. This year old post still gets multiple hits daily. Interesting. … [Read more...]

The worship of the Trinity was made manifest…

Art by Juan FlandesWhen Thou wast baptized in the Jordan, O Lord,The worship of the Trinity was made manifest.For the voice of the Father bore witness to Thee,And called Thee His beloved Son.And the Spirit, in the form of a dove,Confirmed the truthfulness of His word.O Christ God, Who hast revealed Thyself,And hast enlightened the world, glory be to Thee! … [Read more...]

That these waters may be sanctified…

... by the power, and effectual operation, and descent of the Holy Spirit, let us pray to the Lord.Seen at Mimi's; Fr. Christopher of Poulsbo’s Mission at the Theophany Great Blessing of Water [source]. … [Read more...]

recently added to the blog roll…

... another for the Visual Treat category, The Hand Maid. Art by Boris Kustodiev, A Nun C.1901 … [Read more...]