In his various essays and books, Fr John Meyendorff frequently speaks of the Incarnation in terms of God’s assumption of “fallen humanity.” As we asked in our previous post on Met Kallistos Ware, so we ask now of Meyendorff: What does the adjective “fallen” add to our understanding of the Incarnation? If we deleted the […]
via John Meyendorff and God’s Assumption of Fallen Humanity — Eclectic Orthodoxy
In-flight Wi-Fi is almost worse than having no Wi-Fi at all: sure, you can look at all those funny memes, but they only load one line at a time. The slow speeds are mostly due to the limited technology being used. namely ground stations scattered all across the country. But thanks to a new agreement…
via In-flight Wi-Fi is about to get a whole lot better — BGR
Maximilian “Maxo” Vanka was born in 1889, when Croatia was still part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Allegedly a bastard of Hapsburg nobility, he was raised by peasants until his grandmother took him in at the age of eight. Vanka went on to study art in both Zagreb and Brussels, and graduated with high honors in 1914,…
via “Pittsburgh’s Sistine Chapel”: Maxo Vanka’s Murals at St. Nicholas Croatian Church — Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org
In a modern culture that is adrift, it is good to be reminded of the True, the Good & the Beautiful. Each week it is my humble privilege to offer one selection from an indispensable Canon of essays, speeches & books which will light a candle in the darkness. It is a Canon I…
via The Extraordinary Things Hilaire Belloc Could See — Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org
An extremely rare breed of blind salamanders known as “baby dragons” have started to hatch from their eggs in a Slovenian cave. The eyeless, endangered amphibians called olms only reproduce every five to ten years, making the recent births an exciting event for the scientific community. The first aquatic creature hatched on May 30, four…
via Once-in-decade ‘dragon egg’ hatching captured on video for first time in Slovenian cave — National Post – Top Stories
Jetpack 4.0.3 contains a critical security update, and you should update all the sites you manage as soon as possible. We found a vulnerability in the way that some Jetpack shortcodes are processed. This bug has existed since Jetpack 2.0, released in November 2012.
via Jetpack 4.0.3: Critical Security Update — Jetpack for WordPress
For a few years now, I have made it a sort-of mission to wish those celebrating a birthday long life with a simple statement: Many Happy Years To You! Why? I find happy birthday to be a bit sterile and generic. In the Eastern Orthodox tradition, you greet the birthday celebrant with, “May God grant you many years!” As most of my friends come from Western secular backgrounds, I modified it a bit, but the sentiment is that I am, indeed, wishing you a happy day and long life.
Now you know.
How Terrorists and Dictators Silence Arab Journalists, Gatestone Institute, Khaled Abu Toameh, May 19, 2016 ♦ That is the sad state of journalism in the Arab world: “If you’re not with us, then you must be against us and that is why we need to shut your mouth.” A journalist who does not agree to serve […]
via How Terrorists and Dictators Silence Arab Journalists —
Chinese consumer electronics upstart Xiaomi is best known for making a serious dent into the phone sales of competitors like Samsung in its home country. But for its U.S. expansion, Xiaomi decided to go after a different market: Xiaomi’s new Mi Box aims to squarely compete with streaming devices from Roku and Amazon as well……
via Xiaomi Wants to Take On Roku and Apple TV With New Streaming Box — Variety