Monthly Archives: January 2011

INNOCENT WITH THE GUILTY?


One difficult question we all must deal with is the innocent suffering with the guilty. This has been a problem especially when we consider the Biblical passages which relate God’s punishment of groups or nations. Fr. Ernesto, an Orthodox priest … Continue reading

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WHAT ON EARTH…


Mrs. Orthohippo forwarded this oddity to Fr. Orthohippo.  You may well wonder if your brain has lost control over your body.  It is fun, though.  No deep thought or straining, just some bemusement.  Give it a try. Fr. Orthohippo It … Continue reading

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A HELPFUL PIE CHART


Lest we become blind to our own position in the world. below is a pie chart to help give some perspective about that.

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Christening without much Christianity: Church of England church offers ‘baptism lite’ to attract non-worshippers


No comment.  A friend from our MSJ parish just brought this to my attention.  Such is the Church world we inhabit.  After all, many say, one “must be relevant” above all, mustn’t one? Fr. Orthohippo Church of England baptism services … Continue reading

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HOW TO LIVE UNDER TOTALITARIANISM


How would someone come to terms with a totalitarian state? How would I adjust if I lived in one? Could I adjust and survive? Most Americans have probably at least wondered how Nazi Germany’s or Soviet Russia’s citizens endured. I … Continue reading

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50 YEARS AND STILL COUNTING !


The kids honored us last Saturday on the occasion of our 50th Wedding Anniversary last Friday. Here are some photos – the gorgeous lady is also a Coed.  O. K. ! All three kids, left to right Anne, Joanna,  then … Continue reading

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NORWEGIAN ICEBREAKER HEADS UP MISSISSIPPI


This is definitely one of those lighter moments for the beginning of a new year.  A photo which has meaning for those of us who live up North. We have been on such trips ourselves. Southerners have their own versions … Continue reading

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EFFECTS OF A WORLD WAR, OTHER WARS


Below are a numbing set of statistical tables which detail only a partial history of humans in conflict with other humans.  We become unable to see individual suffering when confronted with these immense numbers.  Pain and hurt need to be … Continue reading

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MORE CHALLENGES TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM


Historical analysis of our Christian religious freedom comes from many places. Recently, we heard some of Pope Benedict’s analysis of European development. While there are significant differences between Europe and the USA, the USA tends to follow Europe’s direction just … Continue reading

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THE COST OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM PART 1


Lest you have ever felt abused for your Christian faith, or persecuted for belonging to the Christian church of your choice, let me delve back into some history.  This post may be especially of interest to those with Baptist, Methodist, … Continue reading

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