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Friday, 7 September 2012

7 September 2012. God Loves a “Cheerful Giver”… He Also Loves “Dutiful Recipients”

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We all know the line about “God loves a cheerful giver”. However, there’s a flip side to that, one that hardly ever gets talked about. Yes, we all know about not blowing one’s trumpet, etc, etc, etc, but how about the duties before God of the RECIPIENT? I say, “If someone gets you over a rough spot, you have a duty to repay them as soon as you’re able. That way, if someone else needs a hand, they’ll have the means to help them”.

Yes… and don’t forget a sincere, “Thank you”… when your fellow man helps you, God helps you. Never forget that…

BMD

7 September 2012. A Kind Word to Friends: Avoid Konvertsy Cesspits Such as Monomakhos…

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A friend wrote me:

That Monomahkos blog is becoming a convert priest pest nest… Reardon, Jacobses, Honneycutt. They’re all there telling us Orthodox how to behave. They’re all all assholes.

I wrote back:

You shouldn’t log onto that site… it’s fulla shit and that’s no good for you. They’re going to leave us… good riddance to bad rubbish. However, don’t access their bloviations… all it’ll do is piss you off for no good reason. Focus on what we can do…

Unlike this site, which has news, images, and other opinions from the Orthosphere, Monomakhos is nothing but a bunch of juvenile konvertsy braying at the moon. Leave them be. Don’t let them rile you. They’re of no importance in the greater scheme of things in the Orthosphere’s life… don’t even log onto it. It’s that unimportant. It’s why I don’t refute Freddie M-G, Mattingly, Reardon, Dreher, et al… they don’t measure up to a “bucket of warm piss“, so, practising Christians should leave them to their spiritual masturbation and focus on better things. One of our senior clergy was getting PO’d over that bunch of goofy nuns in Maryland. One of his colleagues said to him, “They’re taking up too much space in your mind, and they’re not paying rent. You ought to stop obsessing about them”. That’s exactly what he did, it made a 100 percent improvement in his disposition, and the nutter nuns did end up leaving us. That’s what we should do concerning the schauspielers on Monomakhos. There are better things for us to be doing than to be pig ‘rasslin’ with a bunch of prelest-ridden fools.

You guys mean a lot to me… and this website is the richer for it. Thank you for that… do leave the cretins alone… it’s not worth the aggravation and Almighty God will ask you, “Why did you waste your God-given time on such nonsense?” We have a Church to unify and rebuild… that’s more important than fighting with a bunch of adolescent know-alls. Let’s keep a sense of real priorities.

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Friday 7 September 2012

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7 September 2012. A Photo Essay. Yes, Virginia, There IS an Orthosphere… Places, People, Things…

Tamiš River near Pančevo (South Banat Okrug. Autonomous Province of Vojvodina) SERBIA 

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House in the middle of the Drina River near Bajina Bašta (Zlatibor Okrug) SERBIA

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Lake Baikal (Irkutsk Oblast. Siberian Federal District) RF

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Contemporary Coptic icon of Christ

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VDV Day in Gorky Park. Moscow (Federal City of Moscow. Central Federal District) RF

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Reading a newspaper in Addis Ababa (Chartered City of Addis Ababa) ETHIOPIA

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Indian Malankara Orthodox married couple

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Christ Pantocrator

Unknown Artist

Church of the Mother of God Pammakaristos

Istanbul* (Istanbul ProvinceMarmara RegionTURKEY

*formerly Constantinople New Rome

Early 14th century

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Melissani Cave. Kefalonia (Ionian Islands Periphery) GREECE 

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In the mountains of Ethiopia

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Armenian-American journalist with Armenian soldiers

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The Orthosphere… a place of stunning beauty… of homely domesticity… of honest heartfelt patriotism… a place of every good thing, both man-made and natural… it’s all ours… po-nashemu. If you want the heavenly, you must approach it through the earthly and earthy… that’s the way that God intended it to be. Beware all those who want to excise the Faith from its lived incarnations… such people are creating soulless zombies. Like it or not, that’s the way it is…

Yes… I know that the Oriental Orthodox “aren’t in communion”… but they’re part of our civilisational bloc; they’re part of our culture, they share our ethos and world-view (the Uniates are only superficially similar… they’re traitors with an Orthodox ritual masking Western “internals” and subservience to alien authority). There’s an Orthodox “visage” that we all share… that’s because we share so many of the “internals” as well, despite not “being in communion” (and that’s why some who seem to externally resemble us aren’t of us).

BMD 

First Anniversary of the KHL Lokomotiv Hockey Team Plane Crash

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Exactly one year has passed since the tragic plane crash involving KhK Lokomotiv Yaroslavl of the KHL during takeoff from Tunoshna Airport. A Day of Remembrance will begin with Divine Liturgy in the Cathedral of the Assumption in Yaroslavl. A team spokesman said, “They were faves not only of the local guys here in Yaroslavl; the memorial observance is attracting a lot of people”.

A silent March of Remembrance is scheduled for 15.00 MSK; fans will process to the Arena Sports Complex, the home ice of KHL Lokomotiv. At 16.05 MSK, the time of the crash, there’ll be a moment of silence to honour the memory of the team-members lost, and people will lay flowers at a memorial stone on the site of a future memorial, due to be completed for the second anniversary of the tragedy. On the same day, a memorial rally will be held in the village of Tunoshna on the spot where the plane crashed. Already, there’s a memorial where the Yak-42 airliner crashed on the riverbank. In addition, on that day, fans will bring flowers to a memorial at the Leontiev Cemetery, where most of the victims of the KHL Lokomotiv crash are buried. A memorial march and moment of silence will also be held in Rybinsk, some of whose players died in the plane crash.

On 7 September 2011, the main party of KHL Yaroslavl Lokomotiv took off from Yaroslavl Tunoshna Airport for their first match of the year, against KHL rival Dinamo Minsk. Almost immediately after takeoff, the Yak-42 crashed. On board were 45 people, eight crewmembers and 37 passengers, athletes, coaches, doctors, and staff. Only two people survived the tragedy… hockey player Aleksandr Galimov, who died five days later in hospital, and flight engineer Aleksandr Sizov. A criminal case was opened in this affair; former General Deputy Director Vadim Timofeyev of Yak Service Airline faces charges.

Vladimir Markin, an official spokesman for the SKP RF, said that investigators established, “Timofeyev allowed the crew to fly the Yak-42 in defiance of regulations, violating air transport safety standards, and, at the time of the accident, some of the crew lacked certification for autonomous flights. Under these circumstances, Timofeyev had no right to entrust the crew of the aircraft with passengers, and if he had carried out his duties in good faith, this disaster, which killed 44 people, wouldn’t have happened”. Timofeyev faces up to seven years in prison, if he’s convicted.

7 September 2012

Voice of Russia World Service

http://rus.ruvr.ru/2012_09_07/Godovshhina-gibeli-hokkeistov-jaroslavskogo-Lokomotiva/

Editor’s Note:

The “joys” of crapitalism have come to Russia. Someone decided to cut corners to make an illegal buck or two. Well, he’s gonna bust rocks under the Arctic sun in the Sakha Republic, maybe, right next to Khodorkovsky (in a Russian version of I Fought the Law and the Law Won). Like does call unto to like after all…

Spare a thought or a prayer (or both) for the guys who died in the crash… it was AVOIDABLE…

BMD

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