Salt

Our topic for today in the 40 Days of Blogging exercise is salt.  Salt is a big deal – our bodies need it to survive.  Roman soldiers were payed in salt, hence the word salary.  The wiki article has a nice section on salt and religion.  Our own Book of Needs has...

The Mighty Chicken

I owe that fun subject title to Fr. Peck – he coined that for today’s blogging assignment.  His post has some cool facts about chickens – please check it out there.  As he points out at the very bottom, chickens and other birds had some interesting...

Day 39: Comfort

Today’s topic is meant to be along the lines of comforting others, but I wanted to talk about Christmas traditions that we all have that partake in as comfort for ourselves.  One thing I try to do every year is reread Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.  Tonight...

Deborah

The Song of Deborah is considered one of the oldest parts of the Bible based on grammar and word usage.  It appears in Judges 5.  I am posting it below because it is a text with which any educated person should have some familiarity.  One of the practical arguments...

RIP Fr. George Papadeas

Fr. George’s last name is indelibly associated with Holy Week for most Greek Orthodox in America.  His compilation and translation of most of the Holy Week services into one compact volume revolutionized the way we understood the services and made it possible...