Thursday, April 16, 2015

Christianity Without Repercussions: Faith pt 2

In my last post on faith, I touched on the differences between the typical Protestant worship service, and the typical Orthodox worship service. Technically, every Orthodox service is a worship service, but I really only covered the Divine Liturgy, with a brief glimpse at Matins (I haven't even touched on Vespers, Royal Hours, Lenten services, Paschal services, Memorial services, etc). In this post, I am going to continue to compare and contrast services.

Sunday, April 12, 2015


It is a bit later in the day than when I normally like to post, however, given that I didn't even get to sleep until after 3AM due to the Pascha celebrations I think the time evens out.

Friday, April 10, 2015

On Accepting Homosexuals

For those of you who don't live under a rock, you most likely know that Indiana has recently passed a Restoration of Religious Freedom Act (RFRA hereafter) - just like a bunch of other states and even the Federal Government (under a Democrat president, Bill Clinton). And for whatever reason, this has made a lot of liberals very angry, and has somehow caused them to say that this act is discriminatory towards homosexuals, and encourages discrimination towards homosexuals. Apple threatened to leave Indiana (which would probably be the best thing to happen to Indiana).

Friday, February 27, 2015

Oblates of Saint Benedict

Many, if not most, Christians should be familiar with Saint Benedict (b. 470, d. 543) , if not in name, then at least for the monastic rule that he left behind. Saint Benedict is usually known as the father of Western Monasticism, but his rule also spawned what is known as oblates.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Christianity without Repercussions: Faith Pt. 1

In my last post in this series I touched upon the difference between the Orthodox view of Salvation and the Protestant/Evangelical view of Salvation. I still have a lot to delve in to on the salvation end of things (such as the difference in the views of atonement), but I'm going to leave those alone for right now and focus on the Faith aspect of things.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

About These Ads

A few of you may have noticed that I now have ads on my blog. A few of you who have been here from the start of this blog may have noticed that I have ads on my blog again.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Oldest Hymn to the Theotokos: Reprise

So back on the 15th of January I posted a link to the Oldest Hymn to the Theotokos. Now I thought that article was pretty interesting, so I wanted to go back and give my thoughts as to why this is so significant.