Don’t ask why but I was reading something or other and got to wondering of the origin of Polish jokes. The answer I found was that they are a by-product of Nazi German propaganda. In fact, this is what I read (source): The Origin of the “Polish Joke” Polish “jokes” came from Nazi German propagandaContinue reading “Origin of the “Polish Joke””
I received this in my email last week: To make it possible for everyone to attend church this Sunday, we are going to have a special “No Excuse Sunday”: Cots will be placed in the foyer for those who say, “Sunday is my only day to sleep in.” There will be a special section withContinue reading “No Excuse Sunday”
Today is the feast of the Falling Asleep of the Most Holy Mother of God according to our traditional Orthodox calendar. In the past it was on the Beheading of St. John the Baptist (Sept. 11th, Old Calendar) that we would make mention of the birthday of Patriarch Pavle of blessed memory. With the currentContinue reading “Happy Feast”
I was reading today an article based on a study done at Brigham Young University which states that our “social relationships [add] to the ‘short list’ of factors that predict a person’s odds of living or dying”. (See full article here.) It seems as though community plays a role in both our physical and spiritualContinue reading “The Experience of Community”
Just linked the photo galleries to our church website for anyone wishing to view the pictures from Monday’s funeral and Tuesday’s burial. Here.