John Meyendorff and God’s Assumption of Fallen Humanity — Eclectic Orthodoxy

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

“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

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

Making of an Icon —

Our post for Trinity was illustrated with a beautiful icon of the Holy Trinity by Ann Chapin. On her own website, the artist has a description of the process of painting the icon, which can be found here. She also has a series of posts describing the painting of another icon, of Christ at the shore […]

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The Extraordinary Things Hilaire Belloc Could See — Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Once-in-decade ‘dragon egg’ hatching captured on video for first time in Slovenian cave — National Post – Top Stories

On “Many Happy Years To You!”

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.

Xiaomi Wants to Take On Roku and Apple TV With New Streaming Box — Variety

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

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