Patty Duke reposes age 69

Patty Duke, an Oscar-winning actress renowned at mid-century as a child star of stage, film and television, who, amid public struggles with bipolar disorder, went on to cultivate a respected career in adulthood as an actress and mental-health advocate, died on Tuesday at a hospital near her home in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. She was 69. … Continue reading Patty Duke reposes age 69

saints: Sunday of St John of Climacus

The memory of this Saint is actually celebrated on March 30, but he is celebrated today because his book, The Ladder of Divine Ascent. It was written by a great man exexperienced in all forms of the monastic polity about our our stepwise journey to Heaven: John Climacus.St John Climacus (τῆς Κλίμακος, “of the ladder”) … Continue reading saints: Sunday of St John of Climacus

The Black Pope strikes again!

Pope Francis Forces Divisions Over Divorce With his disregard for protocol, outspoken news conferences and denunciations of global capitalism, Pope Francis has proved a disruptive leader in his three-year reign. But nothing the pope has done has raised controversy within the Catholic Church than his decision to open a debate about divorce, and remarriage. When divorced Catholics … Continue reading The Black Pope strikes again!

Just do it: Forgiveness

This article caught my eye, because of the comment " forgiving others helps women more than men'.  I made it a habit a few years ago when  I was quite sick to look up and contact everyone, and I mean everyone, from my past and say, I'm sorry, could we re-establish a connection?  in some … Continue reading Just do it: Forgiveness

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Slices: Easter at Perdido Bay church

I've been known to tell ministers and priests that they ought to update their musical repertoire to bring youngsters in.  My point is that when Bach and Beethoven hit the churches 400 & 200 years ago respectively, they were the "current" musical scene. Now they are as old as Grandma's 1959 Edsel and just as rad. … Continue reading Slices: Easter at Perdido Bay church

Holy Days: Annunciation tothe Theotokos (god bearer)

This holy day is celebrated in the RC, Eastern Orthodox, Lutheran and High Anglican Churches as part of the Church Calendar.Reading from the Synaxarion:Six months after John the Forerunner’s conception, the Archangel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth unto Mary a Virgin, who according to the tradition handed down … Continue reading Holy Days: Annunciation tothe Theotokos (god bearer)

Holy Days: Sunday of Orthodoxy, prayers

Saint Theodora in Imperial Purple.For more than one hundred years the Church of Christ was troubled by the persecution of the Iconoclasts of evil belief, beginning in the reign of Leo the Isaurian (717-741) and ending in the reign of Theophilus (829-842). After Theophilus's death, his widow the Empress Theodora (celebrated Feb. 11), together with … Continue reading Holy Days: Sunday of Orthodoxy, prayers

Paddhereen for St Patricks

Attached is the ONLY record of this word i could find. From the New Sporting magazine published, 1838. Obviously OED has a better algorithm.paddhereen, n.[' A bead of the rosary. Also: the rosary. Earliest in fig. context.']Pronunciation: Brit. /padəˈriːn/,  U.S. /ˌpædəˈrin/,  Irish English /padəˈrin/Forms:  16 padderine,   17 padderen,   17 19– paddereen,   18 padhereen,   18 paudereen, 18– padareen,   19– paddhereen,   19– padhren,   19– paidreen,   19– paidrin. Etymology: <  Irish paidrín rosary, rosary bead <  paidir the Lord's prayer (Early Irish paiter; <  classical Latin pater father (see pater n.2), the first word of the prayer: … Continue reading Paddhereen for St Patricks

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Saint Patrick was canonized on March 17 in the one Christian Church at the time. It was the day he died. He is best known as the patron saint and national apostle of Ireland because he he brought Christianity to Ireland as well as the Picts and Anglo-Saxons.He is known only from two short works, … Continue reading Happy Saint Patrick’s Day

Science and 1 Peter

1 Peter chapter 1 verse 7The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers. 8Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.  9Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay.10God has given each … Continue reading Science and 1 Peter