Category Archives: 40 Days of Blogging

The Sin of Charging Interest

Imagine a man who repents of lying, stealing, and gluttony.  He confesses his sins, and goes to great efforts to stop practicing these sins. Meanwhile, he commits adultery repeatedly. But he never bothers to repent, because it never occurs to … 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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Comfort

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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Never

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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Nog, Glögg & Grog

Nog, Glögg or Grog, which came first? “Grog” was first concocted a little over two hundred years ago.  A mixture of rum and water, it was originally invented to stop English sailors from getting drunk. The English Royal Navy supplied … Continue reading

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The Banker’s Witching Hour

Double, double, toil and trouble; Compound-interest, mortgage bubble. Most anything a man can get By patient labor, toil, and sweat, The witches can acquire as well, Labor-free, by power of hell. Their magic works in dark of night To make … Continue reading

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