Sure, evolution as such is not to be found in the book containing what God gave Moses as an explanation of origins suitable for illiterate nomads. No, and beer is not mentioned in the Bible either, though man has been making it for about twelve centuries.
Bishop Tikhon of San Francisco, Los Angeles and the West

«— Our Lady of the Sign
—» Patron of Submariners

Learn Something New Every Day

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What I got from this week’s Come, Receive the Light:

  1. SCOBA, through their media outlet, the Orthodox Christian Network, believes that his all-holiness Patriarch Bartholomew I, Patriarch of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch, is “the leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians.”
  2. SCOBA also thinks that Archbishop Demetrios of Xanthos is the “Archbishop of America.” (Tell me again which state Xanthos is in?)

I imagine these inaccuracies would be corrected before airtime if there were members of other jurisdictions on the staff of OCN.

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Our Lady of the Sign

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Troparion, Tone IV
Behold the wish that no one dared to wish, * and the dream that no one dared to dream: * God becomes a child in the womb of a chaste and loving girl, * and chaste and loving she remains. * Filled with awe by this mystery, we cry out to you, O Christ: * By the prayers of your most pure mother, save us. (Hymn courtesy the Monks of New Skete via O Great Mystery)

OCA – Feasts and Saints: Kursk Root Icon of the Sign

Many years to the Nuns of New Skete who observe their patronal feast today.

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Filed under: — Basil @ 7:25 am

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Today, I dropped off the rental car at Pease International Tradeport and decided to walk back to base. I listened to a one hour playlist on my iPod. Twice. Plus twelve minutes of music in another playlist. Not all at once, mind you. I walked for half an hour, then stopped at the Fox Run shopping center and saw Casino Royale again. (Judging by having seen it twice, I guess I like it a lot.) This leg was about two miles.

From there, I walked to the Panera Bread, about a mile and a half. I had some Vegetarian Vegetable Soup and a fruit cup and watched the latest episode of Heroes on the iPod. (Video iPods are seriously addictive.)

Then it was on to the Starbucks in downtown Portsmouth. This was another two mile leg. I stopped and took care of some business. After some relief in their facilities, I procured a Venti Peppermint Mocha and jaunted the rest of the way to the barracks, about a mile and a half.

So, all told, I walked about five and a halfseven miles today. Hopefully, I burned a bit of that middle-aged man gut off.

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Joyous Feast

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Joyous feast! S’prazdnikom!

For the National Day of Thanksgiving (US):
Troparion, Tone VIII
Today, we give you thanks for your bounty, O Lord, * as our fathers did in times gone by. * Be praised for filling our emptiness with yourself, * for blessing the works of our hands. * For all your favors glory be forever yours, * O Lord, so rich in loving kindness.

Kondakion, Tone VI
We give you thanks, Christ God, for all your earthly gifts. * Do not deprive us of your heavenly kingdom, * but, as you came among your disciples, O savior, granting them your peace, * come also among us, and save us.

For Saint Alexander of the Neva:
Troparion, Tone IV
You are the famous scion of deeply devout ancestors, O blessed Alexander, * and Christ revealed you to the Russian nation as a new and glorious wonderworker and divine treasure. * And so, inspired by faith and love, * we assemble today to celebrate your memory with hymns and canticles, * and we praise the Lord God with grateful hearts, * for he bestowed upon you the gift of healing as well. * Pray to him, therefore, on behalf of your homeland and ours, * that he will grant peace to the world, and to us his great mercy.

Kondakion, Tone IV
As Boris and Gleb, your ancestors, appeared in the heavens to promise you divine aid against foreign invaders, * so now, O holy Alexander, come to our aid, and repel those who assail us.
(Hymns courtesy of the Monks of New Skete, via O Great Mystery)

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Personal Memories of Basil Poledouris

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A week and a half ago, Basil Poledouris passed away. With a name like Basil Poledouris, I always knew there was Greek Orthodox faith there, so a resounding “Many Years” is surely in order. Poledouris’ friend and agent reminisces: Some Personal Memories of Basil Poledouris. Poledouris credits his Greek Orthodox faith with inspiring him to make music.

Hat tip: Binary Bonsai (Michael Heilemann)

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