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Clean Living for Clean Monday

Today is Clean Monday, according to the new calendar, the start of Lent for Byzantine Christians both Catholic and Orthodox.  The West, of course, catches up this coming Wednesday with the distribution of ashes.  On this Clean Monday I am … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes Friday (My Icon Corner)

  A common fixture of the Eastern Christian home is the Icon Corner: a space, either a literal corner or a wall, used for daily prayer and meditation, usually adorned like a Church with numerous icons important to the persons … Continue reading

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7 Quick Takes Friday (Czar Nicholas II, the Olympics, and Pulp Fiction)

— 1 — A beautiful rendition of the Great Litany of St. John Chrysostom in Ukrainian. — 2 — Saw The Wolf of Wall Street this week.  Well . . . it’s not the worst of the Best Picture nominees.  It’s far … Continue reading

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