Monthly Archives: November 2010

George Washington’s Proclamation for a Thanksgiving Day – 1789


By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore … Continue reading

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ABRAHAM LINCOLN’S NATIONAL FAST DAY PROCLAMATION


PROCLAMATION APPOINTING A NATIONAL FAST DAY Whereas, the Senate of the United States, devoutly recognizing the Supreme Authority and just Government of Almighty God, in all the affairs of men and of nations, has, by a resolution, requested the President … Continue reading

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You are Peter: a critical analysis of the Orthodox view of papal primacy in view of an alternative way of exercising papal primacy


May you live in interesting time.  This is an ancient Chinese curse.  One might think it somehow has been applied to the present Christian liturgical world. Most of us have been raised to believe that large institutions change very slowly, and … Continue reading

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ADVENT, THE LITURGICAL YEAR, EASTERN ORTHODOXY VERSUS WESTERN CHRISTIANITY


With the beginning of Advent and another liturgical year just around the corner,I could not resist sharing another post from Fr. Ernesto at Orthocuban found in my blogroll.  Especially since we in the Missionary Society of St. John have become … Continue reading

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EAST MEETS WEST. ****** OOPS.


Fr. Ernesto has begun articles outlining differences between Eastern Christianity and Christianity from the West. The post below comes from his blog, Orthocuban found on my blogroll. It is quite helpful for we of the West to understand how our … Continue reading

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WHY CREATIVITY IS DANGEROUS —- AND NECESSARY


Why creativity is a dangerous—and necessary—process. Photo from Will [Shakespeare] on the Water, Port Huron, MI, August 2010. Background is Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. This post comes via Fr. Ernesto.  As you can see, it was originally on Cole NeSmith’s site. … Continue reading

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GOD USES A PERSON WHEN HE DECIDES. WE USUALLY ARE SURPRISED.


Nathan Dunlap was unexpectedly called forward with a scheduled Deacon candidate. Nathan had completed his work for the diaconate while the other candidate was beginning his.  Bishop Fick at the October MSJ fall clericus in Liberty, Kentucky, was moved to … Continue reading

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