Above, we see crowds of the faithful at the Ermita del Rocío in Almonte (Huelva Province. Autonomous Community of Andalucía) SPAIN for the annual Romería de el Rocío pilgrimage over Pentecost weekend. Often, over a million believers take part in this act of devotion… as this image illustrates clearly. Keep in mind… REAL Christians go “on otpust”… they “gird up their loins” and seek the holy in a very literal fashion. That’s why the Sectarians AREN’T Christians at all… they mock sainthood, holiness, and pilgrimages. Orthodox (both “Eastern” and “Oriental”), Catholics of all “flavours”, and most Reformation Proddies believe in “the way of the Pilgrim”… Hardshell Baptists, JWs, Adventists, Mormons, and Pentecostalists do not.
We should NOT be ashamed of stating where the boundaries are… we have NOTHING AT ALL to learn from Sectarians, for they aren’t even Christians in the first place (they’re “believers”… but certainly NOT in the Living Christ and His Objective Church). Ignorant people such as Terrrence Mattingly, Rod Dreher, Pat Reardon, and Freddie M-G should keep their mouths shut… they’re former Sectarians, and they’re trying to carry over some of their former heretical notions into Orthodoxy. That’s not done, guys… you should shut up and listen… you might learn something (for a change).
14 June is the “professional holiday” of brewers in Russia… hoist a glass and smile! Don’t forget… God made the barley, God made the hops, He made the brewing possible, and He SMILES at our innocent joy. Our God is NOT the “God” of Fred Phelps* (Terrence Mattingly defends this POS… why don’t we put Phelps in Mattingly’s basement if he loves him so much)… He’s NOT a censorious hurler of thunderbolts… He’s NOT the angry and spiteful deity that the crackrained Sectarians conjure up. OUR GOD WORKS WONDERS. Some are as vast as the created universe… others are as modest as a glass of beer and the touch of one’s beloved “near and dear”. Let’s give thanks for BOTH…
*Fred Phelps: Lunatic Sectarian pastor who disrupts the funerals of soldiers killed in battle with loud and irrelevant (and irreverent) “protests”… the US Supreme Court showed no good sense in allowing him to do so. There are things that decent people do NOT do… and disrupting a funeral is one of them. The Supremes had the duty of shutting this posturing blasphemer up… but they didn’t.
Siberian Horseradish Condiment
- 6.5 pounds (3 kilogrammes) chopped tomatoes
- 8 ounces (250 grammes) grated horseradish
- 8 ounces (250 grammes) garlic, peeled and minced
- salt, to taste
This is simplicity itself. Traditionally, this was made by sending the ingredients through a meat grinder or food mill. Trust me, do what I would do… use the modern cheater’s method! Take out the whizzer… use canned chopped tomatoes (3 28-ounce cans and a 14.5-ounce can would be just about right), bottled grated horseradish, and bottled minced garlic. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl thoroughly, then, process it in batches in the whizzer. Pulse the machine on and off, you don’t want an overly-smooth result… you want some “chunkiness” to the finished product. People use this as a condiment, much as they use plain horseradish… put it on kotlety, burgers, or ham… it would be nice over meatballs or fish sticks… use your God-given imagination and brains. Think of it as RUSSIAN SALSA… with a kick!
Приятного аппетита! Bon appétit!