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There is need in human life for levity. So, enjoy your time here in leisurely frivolity, where no Puritan can condem you.
Friday, March 25, A.D. 2016
Basil: the Lion of Christ

I wish Western Christians a blessed Triduum. For the Orthodox, we still have many weeks until Pascha. For lenten fare today, I offer an episode of the Greek television series Δεν Είσαι Μόνος: “Basil the Great: The Lion of Christ.” The episode recounts a letter by a monk whose adventures introduce him to the Arian controversy and to the imperial politics of late antiquity, wherein he meets the illustrious Orthodox Fathers of the Age. The narration is complemented by beautiful footage of the Eastern Empire. The video has English subtitles for you βαρβάρους out there.

You may watch other episodes of Δεν Είσαι Μόνος on ERT.

Posted by Joseph on Friday, March 25, Anno Domini 2016
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Wednesday, March 23, A.D. 2016
Sea Lions for Justice

Some needed comic relief:

Every time that I see this, I cannot help but grin widely.

Posted by Joseph on Wednesday, March 23, Anno Domini 2016
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Thursday, March 17, A.D. 2016
How the Celts Saved Britain

In honor of Saint Patrick and of the Irish nation, below is the Beeb’s documentary, How the Celts Saved Britain.

Part I: A New Civilisation

Part II: Dark Ages and the Celts

May we rekindle the zeal of our ancestors—and light the world aflame.

Posted by Joseph on Thursday, March 17, Anno Domini 2016
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Friday, March 11, A.D. 2016
Last Minute Indulgence

I hope that Orthodox readers are enjoying Maslenitsa. Great Lent begins on Clean Monday, and I wish you a beneficial fast. For this last pre-lenten post, I offer some sacrilicious humor:

The cartoon really isn’t that much of an exaggeration. One would think that Orthodox Lent lasted longer than a mere forty-nine days. Why forty-nine days instead of forty? See “Why Clean Monday?” for a short answer.

Posted by Joseph on Friday, March 11, Anno Domini 2016
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