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Jerusalem Fell For A Reason And So Did Constantinople: Against Orthodox Racial Nationalism

Christ is in our midst!

I shared a slightly controversial post a few weeks ago following the anniversary of the Fall of Constantinople but I think it deserves it’s own article on my blog so that it can be more widely viewable. 2,970 more words

Music Monday: Anonymous 4 meet John Tavener

…I have no words. Which is rather a good thing, because this is the time to listen, not talk.


Now Russia and Ukraine are at war over the ownership of St Vladimir the Great

A millennium ago, grand prince Vladimir of Kiev cast a civilisational fault line across Eastern Europe – one that divided the states of Russia, Belarus and Ukraine from the rest of the continent. 614 more words


Matthew 8:5-13 (Luke 7:1-10) - The Healing of the Centurion's Servant

In Matthew, 4:15, Jesus left Nazareth and went to live in Capernaum. Some biblical scholars believe this move is a fulfillment of a prophesy in Isaiah 9:1-2, “by way of the sea … dwelling along the seacoast … Galilee of the Gentiles, a people who walk in darkness, behold a great light; and you who dwell in the country of the shadow of death, upon you a light will shine….”   Capernaum was located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee.  429 more words

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Encouragement for Orthodox Christian Fathers

There are many definitions of the word “father.” Here are a few of them:


… b) A male whose impregnation of a female results in the birth of a child.

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The Nights Before: To Colombia and Beyond

I once read aphoristic advice that said something like: “If you wish to be a writer, write.”  For many years, I’ve written and now I’m back to blogging.   228 more words


For Fathers' Day

Since the early days of the Christian Church, Bishops and Priests have been called “Father” because of their “fatherly care” for their congregations, their spiritual children. 471 more words

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