Friday, June 21, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Christ is Risen!
I still don't have time to blog. My thoughts on them: I don't like them. I personally know quite a few people who have them and they run the gamut. Military types like Cavey have them. Coptic Christians have them as some cultural indicator. Hawaiians and other cultures have them. That said, even though people I love and respect have them, I don't care for them. I really don't like them on women because it sends a message. That message is of desperation when I see a middle aged women with a new tramp stamp.
Therefore I present this articleon the subject from a self-described 23-year-old who is already an old fogey. I haven't read this bright young man's full blog yet, therefore I can't tell if he belongs to either an Orthodox jurisdiction, the Anglican one, or the Roman one. I do like what I see so far. Oh to be that young again. I had a lot more time to write.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Blessings upon you. Tonight all over the world, Orthodox Christians celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord. I have already completed one Western Style Vigil from Lancelot-Andrewes Press Book of Common Prayer (stopping short of the Mass) and will attend a Russian style service in about 90 minutes. Tomorrow, I will finally have pancakes.
Christ is Risen!
Friday, March 22, 2013
WARNING! HARSH LANGUAGE ALERT! NOT FIT FOR CLERGY OR MONASTICS! MY FANS ARE ABOUT TO SEE ME IN MY OLD FORM!
Well, I was going to do a little beer review before Great Lent began, like Cisco's Moor Porter, or Ommegang's "Game of Thrones" based on the books and HBO series (which is an x-rated version of Lord of the Rings plus War and Peace), but instead of that, the first thing I saw when I booted up my dashboard was 3 comments. One was about beer, which I posted. But the other two were from a couple of jackenapes from Met. Aganfangel's group who did nothing but bitch about somebody else instead of me. I can see people taking issue with me or the things I say and do, but bitching like a couple of feminzais on the rag about someone who doesn't even own this blog takes the cake. Out of respect for the person they're bitchin' about, I will not repeat it here.
But to you two toss-offs (you know who are) first, Deacon Joseph sums it up quite nicely: Dear Met. Agafangel, Please give us a break! Secondly, if you have a problem with someone, take it up with them! What they do is what they do and I DON'T CARE what they do. If they won't let you post on their blog, well tough shit. I'm not their father, their priest, their governor, mayor, or dog catcher. Leave me the feck out of it!
Seriously! How effen stupid do you have to be and how little of a life do you have to try to queef about somebody who has nothing to do with this blog?! I'm getting really tired of people like you two who can't read and ignore the Code. Actually, you're the only two in this blogs history. So let me spell it out for you: you are excommunicated from this blog. You have posted your last. And do as the song says:
Saturday, March 9, 2013
I recognize the following:
First from Lagunitas is "WTF". I don't call the style but it's good.
Alaska Brewing Company "Freeride" is an American Pale Ale.
A whole bunch of new breweries are popping up in MN. One brew is "Hotbox" from Indeed Brewing. It's a pepper smoked porter.
Last is "Amuste" by O'Dells and one of my new favorites. It's a porter with grape peels aged in pino barrels. I think you'll like them all.
In answer to a question in the comments, No my friend, I've never tried any of the beer in North Carolina. But I'll be certain to in the future."
Thursday, February 28, 2013
I finally get a chance to nap and write some beer reviews. I really need to write them down when I find them. Summit Maibock is out, and it's not even Spring yet. Since I wont be in school the next week, I'll have time to practice my stenography, go to Monday evening karate class, and get the Propers down. I'll even get a better look at the Liturgies of Sts. Isidore & Leander, Germanus of Paris, and the Sarum use.
OscarsI never watch them. They're a vain, self-congratulatory pat on the back for welfare recipients who are over-sexed, over-paid, over-pampered, under-brained, and would be waiting tables if they weren't famous. There was some hubbaloo over the Family Guy. He's also jumped the shark.
Penn&TellerI have mixed feelings about them. Yeah they're libertarians like me; but unlike me, they hate religion. Penn (the one who talks) would also make a Sailor say he swears too much. They had/have a show called "BS" on Showtime where they attack things they don't like: Unions; Walmart haters; Communism; The Vatican; the Boy Scouts; and Mother Teresa, Ghandi, and The Dalai Lama. My Catholic Cavebuddies would've found the last two hard to take. Ironically they also had a show called "Penn & Teller Tell a Lie" where they made one thing up and you had to guess what it was. Sometimes I think they're the same show. But at least I know where they stand.
From Grammar Nazi class
"It's" is to show a short cut to "It is" and "Its" shows possession. That is how the Courts do it.
On my blog detractorsI don't like my blog either.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
It's not the original but a reconstruction based on surviving fragments and historical evidence on what people were doing at the time. In any rate, you may listen to it (in French) here, and read the text (in English) here. As you can see and hear, it's got a good dose of Western and Eastern style in it, either because of the original or the reconstructors. In any rate, it was revived by the Russian Church, and most notably St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco, who has a parish named after him in Des Moines, IA who celebrates this very Liturgy. There are also Old Calendarist jurisdictions that worship with this Liturgy
Pithless Thoughts: Valentine's Day Redux.
Next, since I used to work in the Novus Ordo church, I was just thinking the day before Pope Benedict announced his resignation that 85 should be the mandatory retirement age for the Bishop of Rome. Apparently, he had the same idea.
Here's the scoop of St. Valentine of Rome.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monday, January 21, 2013
Dear Fellow Orthodox Christian, The Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) requested Metropolitan Jonah be released to ROCOR from the OCA more than a month ago. The OCA Synod has yet to release +Jonah, even after the Synod's letter accused +Jonah of being unfit for the OCA. In addition, the OCA has stopped providing a salary to +Jonah. I am asking you to do two things TODAY to assist +Jonah, as the OCA Synod meets in 7 days. 1. Write a letter to the OCA Synod and Metropolitan Tikhon kindly asking that the OCA Synod release Metropolitan Jonah to ROCOR. The address is: Metropolitan Tikhon and the OCA Synod, c/o St. Nicholas Cathedral, 3500 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20007 2. Write a letter to Archbishop Justinian of the Moscow Patriarchate asking that a. He speaks to the OCA Synod and asks them to release +Jonah to ROCOR, and b. if the OCA does not release +Jonah, that +Justinian asks Patriarch Kirill to mercifully accept +Jonah into the Moscow Patriarchate. The address is: Archbishop Justinian, c/o St. Nicholas Cathedral, 15 East 97th St, New York, NY 10029 Finally, if you are interested in supporting Metropolitan Jonah's ministries, a charitable organization has been established. You can send a check to: Holy Archangels Orthodox Foundation, 3027 Foxhall Rd NW, Washington DC, 20016 If you have any questions about the foundation, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more information. Let us NEVER forget what was unjustly done to Metropolitan Jonah and let us all work to come to a Christian resolution to this sad chapter in the OCA. In Christ, George Evanisko