224. Saint Nicholas does something completely “off the wall”

  Well, actually it was entirely on the wall! More on this later. “Image compliments of St Isaac’s Skete: skete.com” Saint Nicholas  This Sunday December 6 is the feast of Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker of Myra in Lycia. Why December 6? Because that is the day he died, his “birthday” into Heaven. This seems the right time […]

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222. My First Trip to Greece – Part Two: How I fell in love with Orthodoxy. Saint Nicholas makes his first move.

Image compliments of St Isaac’s Skete: skete.com A week on the Island of Paros The Conference ended and with my wife’s leave, bless her heart again, I had something I had long wanted: time to bum around on a Greek island. I felt prepared. I had learned enough Greek to get by. “Yes” in Greek […]

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221. My First Trip to Greece – Part One: How I discovered Orthodoxy

Why did last week’s Post arrive on Thursday instead of Friday? (I, an Orthodox, have violated a tradition. Forgive me!) Because I poked the “publish” button by mistake, that’s why. Dear ones: After four weeks trying to deal with the perplexities of American Christianity, I need a break, and I suspect you do, too. . […]

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220. The Decline of Christianity in America: Part Four – The Mission of the Orthodox Church

I said that, were I starting from scratch today seeking not comfort but Truth, Christianity in America is such a perplexing contradictory mess that I might just give up on it. That is, unless by some chance I would find Jesus Christ. As I did. Actually He found me, but that’s another story.  That’s me, […]

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219. The Decline of Christianity in America, Part Three: The Rise of the “Nones”

                Welcome back! Apologies to any of you who wondered if I’m dead. I am not.  This Post is a (greatly revised) replacement for an earlier Part Three of this series, which some of you may or may not have received two weeks ago today. Confused? Me, too. […]

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