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Sunday, 16 February 2014

16 February 2014. All Around the Orthosphere: Bob Marley… Orthodox Christian

00 Bob Marley 02. 16.02.14

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00 Bob Marley 01. Mausoleum. 16.02.14

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Many of you know my of my neologism, the “Orthosphere“… that is, the lands where Orthodoxy (both Eastern and Oriental) maintains either a majority or strong presence. The Orthosphere is a sociological/philosophical/intellectual/cultural construct… it’s NOT merely religious. Ergo, people not “in communion” in the religious sense ARE “in communion” in a cultural sense. Confused? Let’s make it murkier, kids… Uniates “look” Orthodox, but they’re NOT part of the Orthosphere. That’s because they’ve sold out completely to the papist mindset. Ergo, even though we’re not “in communion” with Copts, Armenians, and Ethiops, we ARE part of a unified Christian worldview with them, neither Papist nor Protestant. Even though the Uniates “look like us”, they’re NOT of us… they’ve sold out to the West and to its blandishments. Remember our history… how Russia aided the Assyrian Christians in World War I and how Russian officers served alongside Ras Makonnen in whipping the Italians (especially, Nikolai Leontiev of the Kuban Cossack Host).

Bob Marley joined the Ethiopian Tewahedo Orthodox Church before his death… that makes him “one of us”. Here are some images from his museum in Nine Mile (Saint Ann Parish), Jamaica, his hometown. The Orthosphere is our true “home”… and it’s all ours… or none of it’s ours. Keep it focused…

 

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Saturday, 21 September 2013

Christian Leaders Urge Churches to Mobilise Behind Syria Peace Plan

00 Give Peace a Chance. atomic fireball. 21.09.13

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On Thursday, the World Council of Churches (WCC) urged its Protestant, Orthodox, and Anglican member churches to lobby their congregations and national governments to support a political solution to the war in Syria. The Genève-based WCC made the appeal after a meeting with international envoy for Syria Lakhdar Brahimi and former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who both asked Christian leaders to help mobilise public opinion for peace. The appeal by the WCC, representing about a quarter of the world’s 2.2 billion Christians, follows similar calls by the Roman Catholic Church, which makes up over half of global Christianity. A WCC communiqué released after a meeting near Genève on Wednesday said, “Churches must continue to raise their voice in their congregations and with their governments. We must strengthen the public outcry so that those in power will protect the common interest of humanity”. WCC General Secretary Rev Olaf Fyske Tveit told Reuters that there was “consensus in the whole Christian family” for a negotiated peace in Syria, and Brahimi and Annan convinced church leaders it could happen “if there’s enough political support”.

21 September 2013

Reuters

As quoted in AsiaOne

http://news.asiaone.com/news/world/christian-leaders-urge-churches-mobilise-behind-syria-peace-plan

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

28 August 2013. A Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words… Whom Did We Stand With?

00c Iakovos with Martin Luther King. 28.08.13

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00a Iakovos with Martin Luther King. 28.08.13

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00b Iakovos with Martin Luther King. 28.08.13

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Let’s not beat about the bush… whom did we stand with during the Civil Rights era? Look at the pics! Reflect on this… those who stood AGAINST Civil Rights are now all staunch members of the Republican Party. Fancy that… no wonder that their real motto in the last election was “Put the White back in the White House“. I find that disgusting… and I’m not alone in that. That’s why most ethnic Orthodox gave their votes to the Prez (and the bumper stickers at St T‘s and Jackson backed that up). Makes ya wonder about the konvertsy, doesn’t it (they ARE loud-mouthed Righties)? After all, shitbirds of a feather DO flock together…

BMD

28 August 2013. Fifty Years of “I Have a Dream”… We Wuz on the Right Side!

00. 50th anniversary. I have a dream. Martin Luther King. 28.08.13

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Fifty years ago, Dr Marin Luther King made his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. I’ll not linger on it… the details are available in other places, in more detail and better-put than I could do it. However, I’d like to point up one thing. We Orthodox Christians were on the side of Dr King…. not Bull Connor and George Wallace. After all, Archbishop Iakovos Koukouzis of the GOAA was there on the podium to give Dr King his wholehearted support. That is, we Orthodox supported the activist “progressives”, NOT the racist reactionaries. It’s something for we ethnic Orthodox to remember and for the konvertsy to pause and think about.  Just sayin’…

BMD

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