Sunday, December 30, 2012

The End of Man: The Proselyte

The End of Man: The Proselyte: A conversation between a proselyte (A) and a man on the bench (B). The proselyte, a rather recent convert to protestantism, spots a...

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Life of an Orthodox Husband



What? Have I not written on this subject yet? Well here is my attempt to explain a few more things in my life as an Orthodox Christian...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Life of an Orthodox MP

No, I am not using MP to refer to the Moscow Patriarchate, as is the norm in Orthodoxy.


Saturday, October 6, 2012

Music and Orthodoxy: Icons and Desktops

Music and Orthodoxy: Icons and Desktops: As I was wasting time waiting to hear back from my team this week before finishing up our project for class I happened across a blog post fr...

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Only the Dead have seen the end of War

***WARNING: slightly political inside!*** I think I have decided to not re-enlist when my contract is up in 2015.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Life of an Orthodox Cable Guy

I apologize for the lack of updates lately, but I have been quite busy actually working.

Friday, July 27, 2012

On Gay Marriage

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the time has come for me to weigh in on this matter that seems to always be on the forefront in the media. I guess this has been brought on by the recent happenings of Chick-Fil-A, and somethings in Orthodoxy as well.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Many Deaths of an Orthodox Trampoline

I know that it has been quite a while since I last updated this most awesome of blogs. I really did not think that I could devote the proper time to this blog whilst I was coming back from my deployment and trying to reintegrate myself back into the civilian world.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Update from AJ Finale

Today is my last class of Network+, unfortunately I will not be able to take the certification exam while I am over here - which is fine - that means I get more study and hands on time before I take the plunge.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Music and Orthodoxy: Why we venerate saints

Music and Orthodoxy: Why we venerate saints: Wow, new blog. There is no mission statement as such. This is pretty much going to be random musings about music and Orthodoxy (though rarel...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Update from AJ Remix

I've been in class for a week now and I'm actually understanding the course material.

Friday, June 15, 2012

The Septuagint

In this post I am going to attempt to explain why the Orthodox Church uses the Septuagint as the basis for its Scripture instead of the Masoretic text used in most Bible translations today.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Why Tradition?

So... have you ever wondered why we Orthodox are all about our Traditions? What is the deal with our Church and Tradition? Why do we place so much importance on Tradition?

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Life of an Orthodox Super Hero


So, I was talking to my wife the day after I posted last weeks entry concerning why my daughter loves me.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Life of an Orthodox Daddy

So, last week I wrote about getting to know my daughter and overcoming some of the fears I had. This week I want to talk about praying and raising my daughter in the faith.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

In Defense of Icons Part 1

For many Protestants one of the biggest stumbling blocks that keeps them from the Orthodox Church is the use of icons. I hope to present in this post and the ones that follow this post a decent exegesis of why the Orthodox Church uses icons and how icons can and should be used by Christians every day in their private prayers. Please, if you have any questions, leave a comment and I will try to answer you as best as I can. This falls into the Meaning of Orthodoxy series.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

What Does Orthodoxy Mean to Me?

I want to write about what Orthodoxy means to me. I hope that this will become an ongoing series on this blog, with me updating semi-regularly. I'll add the tag "Meaning of Orthodoxy" to any post that would fall into this category so any interested readers can find those posts. And note, this is my own personal interpretation of Orthodoxy and does not necessarily mean that other people's views are the same as mine.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

One Week Closer

My unit finally got a tentative date for when we should be flying back state side.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Pashca!

Today is Pascha! Pascha is Greek for Passover, derived from the Hebrew word Pesach meaning Passover.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Lent While Deployed Wk. 6

First of all, I apologize for not updating yesterday. I was actually outside most of the day with my buddies and our platoon sergeant who came up from another camp yesterday.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lent While Deployed Wk. 5

So... Five weeks of Lent and today is April Fools Day. I really have nothing planned for the day except to take it nice and easy.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Lent While Deployed Wk 4

I don't really have much to say this week, except for apologizing for the late update...

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Lent While Deployed Wk. 3

Yet another week has passed during this season of Lent. This means two things to me; 1) Pascha is getting closer, and 2) I am one week closer to going home.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

St. Patrick

                          
                                           

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Lent While Deployed Wk 2

Ok, so week two of Lent has come and gone. I must say that I did much better this week than I did last week, but I'm trying to not let that go to my head as I still have a long way to go.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Lent While Deployed Wk. 1

So, as some of you may know, Great Lent started about a week ago. Of course, for any of my friends who are Roman Catholic or some other high church type Lent started on Ash Wednesday.

Usually I do not fast as strigently as I would at home when I am on military duty. My main reason is due to how strenous the military life can get and I need my full mental and physical capacity to perform as is expected of me.

However, I decided that this year I would try to keep the great fast to the best of my ability, despite being deployed. So far I have been wracked with a migraine almost on a daily basis. Any one who knows me well knows that I am less than useless when I get a migraine and that almost no medicine can kick my migraines except for BC Powder... which I have never seen in the PX here.

This last week, though, work was not very challenging physically or mentally, but I have been doing remedial PT in the evenings so I can pass the Army Physical Fitness Test. In fact, I took a diagnostic PT test and passed while I had a monster migraine. Naturally I have been hurting towards the end of the day and am ready to climb into my bunk and pass out.

I am not going to lie, I have broken the fast once or twice to help ease my aching head and to replenish the nutrients my body needs. I hate that this is true, but unfortunately there is not much of a selection to chose from at the chow hall to substitute what I need. I don't know if i can even trust the salads that they serve as I got a macaroni salad one day and had to pick out cheese and what appeared to be a ham type substance. Oh, and I had a cookie... the only time they have my favorite type is after Lent starts... ugh.

This next week is going to be tough as I have my actual PT test on Friday and will still be doing PT twice a day. I am still going to try to keep the fast (which means that I only eat once a day) to the best of my ability. Please keep me in your prayers.
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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Back in the Wait

So, I am back in Kuwait now, and I really wish that I could be back home in my wife's arms. There is so much that I wish I could be doing back home right now, instead of being over here and accomplishing only God knows what for only God knows who. That said, I really don't mind beigng over here in The Wait.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wonderings of a Parent Part 2

My wife and daughter were recently brought into the Church, so I am very happy in that aspect. However, this causes me to ponder on things from a whole new perspective.