flash from the past: Sabotage at Black Tom Island

A hundred years ago today, two million pounds of munitions exploded in New York Harbor on July 30, 1916, killing five people, jostling the Brooklyn Bridge, shattering plate-glass windows six miles away and shaking building foundations in five states by terrorist attack by Germans part of the preclude to the US Entry to WWI.The explosion …

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news: Prince Charles and the CoE

Prince Charles,Orthodoxy and the CoEIn 1992, Russia’s weekly, Den, approvingly quoted Prince Charles as saying that in a world of profligacy and decadence, the only country where he saw some regeneration was Russia, obviously this was after the fall of Communism.  He may or may not have been accurately cited, but for the future head of the Church …

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news: Who is Tim Kaine?

WaPofrom the London EconomistWell Michael Timothy Kaine was born February 26, 1958 in St. Paul Minnesota, went to school in Iowa, somehow ended up in Virginia and now is their Senator. Like the current Veep, he is Irish Catholic, married with children, pro-abortion, pro-immigration, pro-gay. Timbo says he is a devout Catholic,A year into law …

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saints: Dormition of Anna, the mother of the Theotokos

Saint Anna was the daughter of the priest Matthan and his wife Mary. She was of the tribe of Levi and the lineage of Aaron. According to Tradition, she died peacefully in Jerusalem at age 79, before the Annunciation to the Most Holy Theotokos.During the reign of St Justinian the Emperor (527-565), a church was …

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obit: Queen Frederika of Greece & aunt of Prince Philip has died

Zarzuela Royal Palace, MadridA spokesman for Zarzuela Royal Palace in Madrid said Queen Frederika fell asleep  at a local hospital after undergoing eyelid surgery. (see more about this later in this obit).  She was 63 years old.The Queen who had been born Frederica Louisa Thyra Victoria Margareta Sophie Olga Cécilie Isabelle Christa of Hanover, 18 …

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obit: Queen Frederika of Greece & aunt of Prince Philip has died

Zarzuela Royal Palace, MadridA spokesman for Zarzuela Royal Palace in Madrid said Queen Frederika fell asleep  at a local hospital after undergoing eyelid surgery. (see more about this later in this obit).  She was 63 years old.The Queen who had been born Frederica Louisa Thyra Victoria Margareta Sophie Olga Cécilie Isabelle Christa of Hanover, 18 …

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saints: Boris & Gleb the Passionbearers

Also today, July 24th, we commemorate, Boris (Russian meaning "to fight") and Gleb (Russian for Benjamin or son of the right hand) baptized Romanus and David, the pious sons of the holy Great Prince Vladimir (his name day was 10 day ago btw). In 1015 they were slain at the command of their brother Svyatopolk: …

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Icon of the Theotokos of Pochaev, Ukraine

The Icons of the Most Holy Theotokos of PochaevThe Pochaev Icon of the Mother of God resides int he Pochaev monastery settled by two monks in  AD 1340. One of the monks went to the top of the hill after he had prayed, and suddenly saw the Theotokos standing on a stone and encircled by …

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