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The Calling of the Unapologetic Apologist

The world is full of ever-increasing darkness, ever-increasing falsehood, ever increasing selfishness and immorality. This downward spiral into greater and greater evil is the natural side-effect of a world that neither follows, nor wishes to follow, Christ...

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The Other Christmas Carols

The Other Christmas Carols Exploring the hymnography of the Nativity Fast By Aidan Wilson   It is now November, which means many things: the weather cools, the leaves change colors, and the days continue shortening. In addition, many people begin their preparations for Christmas. Lights are hung, trees are bought, and the radio stations begin… Continue reading The Other Christmas Carols

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Saint Romanos: His Life

Saint Romanos the Melodist, commemorated on October 1st in the holy Orthodox Church, was a fifth-century hymnographer who wrote some of the most well-known hymns in Orthodox worship. Before he was given the musical gifts for which he in known to this day, he was a rather untalented chanter, even drawing ridicule from the clergy at his church...

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The Procession of the Holy Cross

The Procession of the Holy Cross Written By: Aidan Wilson During the month of August, the Orthodox Church remembers many important points throughout its history, ranging from the lives of many holy saints and the Dormition of the Theotokos, to the martyrdom of the Seven Holy Maccabees from Old Testament times and the historic conversion… Continue reading The Procession of the Holy Cross