Fr. Orthohippo intro page

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320997_4003656459795_1891007552_nFr. Orthohippo MSJ  MDAS  here

I’m a retired Anglican (Missionary Society of St. John, Missionary Diocese of All Saints) priest and often sit in a side pew (nowadays when we can get there, sitting in my walker. Difficult recently due to age/health – clergy now has come to us). Sometimes I hear or see noteworthy things which are interesting such as this שומרונים (‎Shomronim) Samaritan synagogue  below. The featured image was taken by The River Avon in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, about 95 miles from me.

These posts are simply that which interests me at the moment. They are not approved by anyone (except my wife on occasion ). I pass them along and hope you enjoy them and will comment. I read all comments and put most of them on the blog. I really appreciate comments and any insights you may have.

“God loves you, God isn’t mad at you, He doesn’t count your sins against you, He forgives you and He will never leave you or forsake you.”

This is an affirmation we sometimes use at the end of our services.


Samaritan synagogue

samariaA present day Samaritan  ( שומרונים‎ Shomronim) village. Yes, the samaritans of the Bible.

Samaritan synogogue on Mount Gerizim near Nablus, Israel

from a visit in 1978


city on a hill – Israel

Jerusalem sunrise

Mt. Hermon

city on hill israel

Coptic Monastery Wadi Natrun, Western Desert, Egypt

47 Responses to Fr. Orthohippo intro page

  1. mother orthohippo says:

    Right on!This anglolutheran thinks that christians should major in the majors. The love of Jesus Christ, He-who-will-not-be-named-in-the-media. Rememberwhat St.Francis said, “Always be prepared to share the gospel. If necessary, use words.”

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  3. Matthew says:

    Interesting to me that you separate TEC from ‘Main Line Protestant’.

    • I do this because I am Anglican. Most Anglicans in the US have TEC roots, although I do not. In its present incarnation, the TEC should be lumped in with the other mainline Protestant groups. Since I have never been TEC or its predecessor, I have not history with them. I grew up Methodist, married a Lutheran, and then became one. Later I wandered before plugging in with the Anglicans.

  4. M. Maria says:

    Fr. Orthohippo,
    Could you tell us more about your name?
    Thank you,

    • M. Maria – the answer is easy. As you read on the intro page, I am a priest. Fr. Ernesto Obregon is an old friend and fellow pastor from the old days. He later became an Orthodox priest, and when he began to blog, he had an alterego priest on his site, Fr. Orthoduck. When he helped me get started blogging, I decided to join the animal kingdom with the name Orthohippo, since hippos are a familyl favorite animal.
      Fr. Orthohippo

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