Thursday, July 13, 2017

Book Review: When My Yiayia Died

I have never written a book review on this blog before (though I am thinking that perhaps I should do so more often), but I was asked* to write a review by a Facebook friend who is having a little trouble with the publicity of her book. Being such an awesome, and humble guy, I took to the task as quickly as I could write a reply.

Friday, May 26, 2017

On Politics part 3: Why I don't like Libertarians

So I previously covered why I don't like the Democrats, or the Republicans. Naturally, this means that people will think that I am all in favor of the Libertarian Party, or some other third party. But the reality is that I can't stand Libertarians either.

Monday, May 22, 2017

On Politics part 2: Why I Don't Like Republicans

I know my previous post was very, very long. There are a lot more points as to why I don't like Democrats outside of just how they view taxes and economics in general. But that is one of the main reasons. And naturally, when you talk bad about one major party most people will assume that you are in favor of the other major party. For me, this couldn't be further from the truth.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

On Politics part 1: Why I Don't Like Democrats

I spent the duration of Lent off of Facebook. This is something that I started last year, or maybe the year before. It is good to spend a little less time using social media and being constantly inundated with information overload. But with just being on Facebook a little over the last few days I have been bombarded by political post after political post.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

On Iconoclasm

Some time ago I did two posts defending the use of Icons in Orthodox worship. The Orthodox Church, and therefore the Early Church, used Icons in their worship from early on. Saint Luke is said to be the first iconographer, making an icon of the Theotokos. But there is a period when the Church did not use Icons, and in fact forbade their use. This period came to be known as the Iconoclastic period.

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Cult of Personality

The world moves at a faster pace than it previously has throughout history. Almost the whole of human knowledge can be gleaned from the Internet, and yet we choose to close ourselves off on public fora to any dissenting views and only allow those things that feed our bias.

Monday, January 16, 2017

On Celtic Christianity pt. 2

In my last post I talked about how it is very difficult to recreate an authentic Celtic Christianity. This is due to the lack of knowledge that we have about the Celts and how they practiced Christianity. Of course we do have the resources I mentioned, such as the Stowe Missal, the Antiphonary of Bangor, and the Rule of Tallaght, with which we could recreate a version of the Culdees. But there is another resource we can use for some insight into what is still a particular form of Celtic piety.

Friday, January 13, 2017

On Celtic Christianity

For those of you who have bothered to read my about me page, you'll remember that I was researching and looking into Celtic Christianity. For those who haven't bothered to read my about me page... Now you know.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

On Drinking Tea and Smoking Pipes

It has been quite a while since I've updated my blog, just like always. I have a lot of ideas that I want to blog about, and series that I want to follow up, but life just seems so busy. But I remembered that the title of this blog is Life of an Orthodox Soldier, not Some Orthodox Convert Writes only about Religious and Political Things, and so I thought writing about my life more than just a quick update was called for.