A recent episode of a popular TV show on HBO featured the funeral of a Marine who had struggled for years with PTSD. On the show he had had many struggles, had broken down periodically, but had managed to hold a job, get married, have a baby, and be one of the most faithful characters […]
Archives for August 2013
“God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.” I saw that quote on Facebook from Bishop Demetri (Antiochian) recently. It is not his quote; it has been around several years. And, it does catch an opinion that is growing among many in the USA. But, what does it mean? Frankly, in today’s United States of America, […]
My wife and I came home yesterday to find a slip from DHL waiting for us. It said that they were sorry that they missed us, but that we have a package that they were unable to deliver. We were surprised as we thought that we had nothing on order that would have been shipped to […]
In this day in which we often hear negative comments about religion, it is good that NPR noted that in the classical music circuit, two of the top album recordings are by nuns. Yes, we live in a confused culture. On the one hand, many of our moral behaviors appear to be going more and […]
Father Orthoduck is not a morning person. Father Orthoduck has never been a morning person. Father Orthoduck is unintelligible early in the morning. On some Sundays, he is in danger of staring at the altar in a stupor near to forgetting what he is supposed to be doing. You see, Father Orthoduck does not […]
Below is a re-post from a post from three weeks ago that I wrote for the Orthodox Christian Network. I think you will enjoy it. ==== Where can you see a Greek Metropolitan speaking with a former atheist science-fiction writer who converted to Roman Catholicism while an American matushka wearing a Rose (Rosie) Cotton flowered […]
After a long hiatus due to serious technical problems, we’re back! As you can see from the comic above, I know exactly what the problem was and who to blame. Father Orthoduck looks forward to contributing more in the future.