358. 1) A little more about Ukraine. 2) Everything Imaginable and more about Saint Nicholas

Wednesday November 30: My email tells me that this week’s Post has just been published. I do believe I must have pushed the “publish” key two days early. Uh…whoops. However, this Post is almost ready to go. All I need to do is correct a few typos. This will give you more time to real all […]

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358. A Strong Intelligent Young Woman: the Virgin Martyr Katherine of Alexandria

I’ll try to keep this short. This is Thanksgiving week. You probably don’t have much time to read, and I don’t have much time to write, because all our family will soon be here. _______________________________________ Feminine Weakness? Occasionally in our Orthodox hymns for certain female martyrs, we give thanks that they bravely overcame their “feminine […]

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357. Hierarchs who have challenged Christian Civil Authorities

If you don’t know where this Post is headed, you haven’t been following the news. 1.  Saint Athanasios the Great, Archbishop of Alexandria (AD 298- 373) “Athanasios against the world”, people said. Athanasios was Patriarch for 45 years – 25 of which were spent in exile – in Rome and with the monks in the […]

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356. The Nativity Fast – which we’ll come to if you just keep reading long enough

A Meandering * Introduction Did you know that word came from the Meander (now “Menender”) River in Asia Minor which meanders its way toward the Aegean Sea, and this is it: So now you’re prepared for what follows. This morning my wife asked me what I’ll write about in the Blog this week. I answered […]

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355. Saint Nektarios: What the Movie didn’t tell us

I hope you’ve seen the movie “Man of God” *, an accurate portrayal of part of the life of Saint Nektarios of Pentapolis, also known as Saint Nektarios the Wonderworker of Aegina. If not, you can find it at https://www.amazon.com/Man-God-Aris-Servetalis/dp/B0B5YLH2LC  and several other places. (Please do not confuse it with the movie No Man of God which […]

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