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Archive for December 6th, 2011

St Nicholas Day

O holy father,
The fruit of your good works enlightens and delights the hearts of the faithful.
Who cannot wonder at your measureless patience and humility?
At your tender care for the poor?
At your compassion for the afflicted?
O holy Nicholas,
You have divinely taught all things well,
Now wearing your unfading crown,
You intercede for our souls.

(From the Vespers of St. Nicholas)

Icon by Daniel Nichols

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It’s For His Own Good

“There’s no question that at times in my life, partially driven by how passionately I felt about this country, that I worked far too hard, and that things happened in my life that were not appropriate.”

That is Newt Gingrich, explaining how his political zeal led to adultery. While I can understand how an excess of nationalism can lead one to break  just about every other commandment, I really don’t see how it can influence one to break the sixth. But no matter; let’s take him at his word: politics is a near occasion of sin for Mr Gingrich. Which makes it our solemn Christian duty to do our best to see that he is not elected to political office, for the good of his immortal soul.

Really, he’ll thank us for it in Eternity.

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