Monthly Archives: December 2013

2013 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 39,000 times in 2013. If it were a … Continue reading

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Keep the Mass in Christmas

MP3 Audio: Keep the Mass in Christmas – 12/24/2013 We are celebrating the Nativity–the birth of Jesus Christ–the incarnate Son of the living God. In the name of the Father and the Son of the Holy Spirit, our God is one. … Continue reading

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Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

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Ignoring the Biggest Massacre of Syrian Christians so far

Our rationalism and our humanity — products of Christian civilisation — are discarded as we ignore the horror of the brutal persecution of Christians in Syria and beyond Article by Raymond Ibrahim The worst massacre of Christians in Syria so … Continue reading

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Holy Scripture provides an interesting insight into the meaning of Noah’s name: And Lamech lived an hundred eighty and two years, and begat a son. And he called his name Noah, saying, “This same shall comfort us concerning our work and … Continue reading

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The word “never” occupies a significant place in one of the scariest passages of Scripture: “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.  Many … Continue reading

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Candy Canes

The ancient shepherd’s staff is a symbol of strength, discipline, protection, and rule. With it, the good shepherd fights off wolves, guides the sheep toward safe locations, and leans upon it for stability when traveling difficult paths. The candy cane, … Continue reading

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The Helmet of Salvation

Have you ever worn a good, strong helmet?  Amidst the battles of this present life, I cannot think of a better hat to be wearing: For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his … Continue reading

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Armenian Christmas

Why Do Armenians Celebrate Christmas on January 19th? by Hratch Tchilingirian “Armenian Christmas,” as it is popularly called, is a culmination of celebrations of events related to Christ’s Incarnation. Theophany or Epiphany (or Astvadz-a-haytnootyoon in Armenian) means “revelation of God,” … Continue reading

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Log Cabin Orthodoxy

In the Old Testament, when God set out to settle the Promised Land, He lived in a tent before He lived in a temple. The Tabernacle in the wilderness preceded Solomon’s Temple by several hundred years. When God set out to settle America, He … Continue reading

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