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Chains

Originally posted on Ramblings of a Redneck Priest:
“the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains” Acts 12 I have wondered at this verse all my life. Peter, as far as he knows, is about…

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The Preacher and Jerry Springer — Ramblings of a Redneck Priest

I don’t know if you ever watched the Jerry Springer Show on television. It’s been on for many years and is still quite popular. Basically, people come on the show to tell the world about their problems and sins. Most … Continue reading

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Priorities

Today is the Feast of the Lord’s Transfiguration.  When Jesus decided it was time to show 3 of his Apostles His Divinity, he set a Priority for them and us, Himself! Here is today’s Epistle reading: 2 Peter 1:10-19 10 … Continue reading

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Cremation: A Message from St. Nikolai Velimirovic (written in 1956)

Originally posted on VONMEM:
You ask me, why is the Orthodox Church against cremation. First of all, because it considers it violent. The Serbs still shudder with the crime of Sinan Pasha, who burned the dead body of St. Sava…

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Here’s Mud in your Eye

Originally posted on Ramblings of a Redneck Priest:
In my party days, I sometimes heard the phrase “Here’s mud in your eye.” (OK, I’m showing my age) Where did this phrase come from? Like a a good “scholar,” I went to…

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Pardonable Sins

Originally posted on Again and Again:
H/T: Thoughts Intrusive (here) St. Nikodemos the Hagiorite Would you like, O Christian, for the small errors you commit as a man, either with your eyes or with your ears, to be forgiven? Draw…

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Learning Like a Saint — Glory to God for All Things

The preparation for Baptism in the early Church often lasted as long as three years. Of deep significance is the fact that during that three-year period, many basic doctrines were not explored. The “mystagogical catechesis” (instruction in the sacramental mysteries … Continue reading

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