82. Three Saints who made me love them: David the Tree-dweller, Martin the Merciful, the Venerable Bede

When God first made himself known to me it was like a swift kick where I needed it. Later when out of the blue the Lord Jesus showed me he loved me, it was sweet and gentle, and ever since I have loved him back with all my heart. Someday maybe I’ll tell you those […]

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81. 2010 Trip, Part 2 – Saint Nektarios, Crete, Health Care

Hmmm… I notice that peoples’ “hits” on the Blog are down since we’ve started traveling again. Hey, folks, it’s not healthy to do “religion” all the time, much as I love it. Orthodoxy is experiential. There are other ways of learning about God. Travel, for example. When we’re in different places (if it’s only grandma’s and […]

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80. On the Road Again: 2010 Trip, Part 1 – Athens, Saint Nektarios and some rambling Comments

I don’t care if you read this Post or not. Well, actually I do. My trips to Greece meant so much to me in so many ways that I’d like to share them with you. But this one is mostly for me. In a trip journal long ago I wrote that I was keeping those […]

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79. “Weeping Icons? Get Serious…”

That would have been my reaction when I was a Protestant long ago, even when I was an Anglo-Catholic Episcopalian. We didn’t disbelieve in miracles. We knew there were miracles in New Testament times and afterwards. Roman Catholics claimed to have them. But this just wasn’t part of our experience.  Not us. Not here. Not […]

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78. The Falling Asleep of the Theotokos

  This feast is observed by Orthodox, Roman Catholics, and some traditional Protestants. Most Protestants ignore Mary’s death because they say it’s not in the Bible. This  is true. They also ignore Mary after her death because they say that is not in the Bible. This is false! We’ll come to that later. Mary’s Death We Orthodox […]

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