Without my intercession, they would have already destroyed the earth.


— from Locutions

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Alleluia! Alleluia! Blessed Jesus, make us rise From the life of this corruption To the life that never dies. May your glory be our portion, When the days of time are past, And the dead shall be awakened By the trumpet’s mighty blast! Tune: Holy Anthem 87.87 D Music: Saint Basil’s Hymnal, 1889 Text: Edward […]

I am the Christ

Who has anything to say against me? I, he said, am the Christ; I have destroyed death, triumphed over the enemy, trampled hell underfoot, bound the strong one, and taken men up to the heights of heaven: I am the Christ. —from a Easter homily by Saint Melito

Human efforts

[A]ll that men do to secure greater justice, more widespread brotherhood and a more humane structure of social relationships has more value than advance in technology. Gaudim et Spes

Fuel Filter for Elsie

Researching fuel filters for Elsie (the Land Cruiser)… Eventually I bought one from O’Reilly (because they have convenient online ordering and pickup is on one of the routes we go regularly…) But here’s the other one I found online in order to cross-reference if need be. I still haven’t installed the blessed thing. This post […]

The Path to Sustainability

3 Things You Can Do Today To Become More Sustainable


A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook […]


For you love all things that are    and loathe nothing that you have made;    for what you hated, you would not have fashioned. And how could a thing remain, unless you willed it;    or be preserved, had it not been called forth by you? But you spare all things, because they   […]

Saint John Chrysostom

What are we to fear? Death? Life to me means Christ, and death is gain. Exile? The earth and its fullness belong to the Lord. The confiscation of goods? We brought nothing into this world, and we shall surely take nothing from it. I have only contempt for the world’s threats, I find its blessings […]

Responsible for All

Here’s the deal. The Decemberists had it right when they said “You must bear your neighbor’s burden…” [lyrics] At some point in your spiritual development, you will suddenly understand what Dostoevsky was talking about. When I first read about being responsible for all, I was completely confused and, quite truthfully, somewhat affronted. But this theme […]