359. 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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348. “God is good and loves mankind.” Really…?

We hear these words at the end of almost all our Orthodox services. The priest begins the Dismissal: “May Christ our true God, through the intercessions of His all-pure and all-immaculate holy Mother….[and so on through the other commemorations, then] have mercy on us and save us, for He is good and loves mankind.” Through some […]

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347. The changes I remember in the past eighty years: in the World, in Religion

In a comment last week, “Skip” shared a video of some of Bishop Kallistos’ humor. Lest you miss it, I’m copying it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR0KZT5rjZc ________________________________________ Introduction P.S. (“Prescript?”) added the day after publication: Please read the very perceptive and thoughtful Comments at the end of this Post, which mention important things I ignored. It is […]

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346. My Remembrances of Bishop Kallistos

His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) departed this earthly life on August 24, 2022. Here I want to look at:  1  His life.  2  Two (of the many) things I learned from him.  3  My four personal encounters with him. His Life Bishop Kallistos was perhaps the most prominent Orthodox theologian, author and lecturer of our […]

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345. Saint Phanourios the Newly-Revealed, and my Final Trip to Greece

At the upper right of these Posts, you’ll now see a new series of categories to help you search for older Posts by topic. (Thanks, Laurel!) You can still also locate them by date on the lower right. I am now   s l o w l y   getting previous Posts (all 344 of […]

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