Category Archives: Orthodoxy

On Humility

“True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.” – CS Lewis Your servant in Christ, Fr. Thomas Moore    

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“Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance.” G. K. Chesterton– The Speaker, Dec. 15, 1900 Out of all the people of history, GK would be the one that I would want to have … Continue reading

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“If you bear your weakness constantly in mind, you will not overstep the bounds of caution.” St. Isaac the Syrian No caution on the beach the other morning as a storm rolled in.

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What Happened?

“Some people complain because God puts thorns on roses, while others praise God for putting roses among thorns.” ~ Author Unknown.  The belief in God was never really a question for me. I believe, although my understanding of God has … Continue reading

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Smart, Fat Man With A Cigar

It’s been over a year since I quoted GK.  Here is one of his lighter quotes. “The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.” G.K. Chesterton, … Continue reading

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An Insider, An Outsider

Taking in all the news from the latest sex-abuse scandal currently rocking the Catholic Church, I found an article, a voice of sanity in a forest of hysteria, that offers a very practical approach to the problem. What if the … Continue reading

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Got Sand?

This was sent to me (and several others) by a long-time friend. Good advice and thank you, John. *** Once a brother had been caught in a particular sin, and the abbot of the monastery asked St. Moses to join … Continue reading

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On Prayer

“When praying, keep to the rule that it is better to say five words from the depth of your heart than ten thousand words with your tongue only.”           St. John of Kronstadt Thanks to John for being … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #21

OK, it’s still the Easter season, but here is a piece associated with Christmas. (Happy Easter to all my Orthodox friends.) The Nutcracker Suite, performed by Frederick Hohman on the Murray Harris Organ, located in the Stanford University Memorial Church. … Continue reading

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My, How Things Change

An atheist was fishing in Loch Ness when suddenly he and the boat were thrown up in the air and looking down, he sees the gaping jaws of the Loch Ness Monster below him. Time seems to stand still and … Continue reading

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