He who places his hope on thee, O Virgin all-glorious, will prosper in all he does.

Inscription on Byzantine coin during reign of Romanus III

Friday, August 20, 2010

Promising Blog

I'd like to commend to your attention a blog that's captured my attention. Fr. Oliver and I don't agree on all issues, but his disagreements are for the right reasons. I look forward to more stimulating conversations there.

Buy From Target

Target donated to a political candidate who happened to oppose gay marriage. The donation wasn't directed toward the gay marriage issue, though. Gay marriage supporters, with characteristic tunnel vision, are upset at Target.

I like Target, and I'll continue to shop there.

By the way, I'm fine with corporate political contributions without quantitative limitations, and even without "full disclosure".

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Blessings From Prosaic Materials

I've been given recently a rather ordinary-looking magnetic icon of St. George. We've all seen them. It's small enough to fit into a shirt pocket. What makes this one different, however, is that it's been blessed by the relics of SS Herman of Alaska, Tikhon of Moscow, and Alexis of Zosima.

Happy Dormition!