The Culture of Lying

The Culture of Lying

Does anyone tell the truth any more? People are so brazen with lying these days they call press conferences to tell their lies. The results of lying can be devastating. Political scandals. Financial fraud and loss of millions of dollars. Even our sports heroes lie about affairs and illegal substance...

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One-Man A Capella Band Beautifully Sings Orthodox Hymns

One-Man A Capella Band Beautifully Sings Orthodox Hymns

You have probably heard the Orthodox Hymn “Bless The Lord,” but I guarantee you have not heard it like this. Tyler Mancuso performs this hymn as a one-man A Capella choir, and the results are staggering. Tyler has been recognized by the Ellen Degeneres show, Yahoo, and even MSN—bringing the...

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Calvert Journal: Russian Orthodox Group to Finance Russian-Themed Films in Hollywood

Calvert Journal: Russian Orthodox Group to Finance Russian-Themed Films in Hollywood

A group of Russian religious philanthropists have announced plans to finance a number of big budget Hollywood feature films focused on Russia. Andrei Poklonsky, chairman of the Russian Club of Orthodox Philanthropists, told Izvestia that one of the first projects to be funded will be the story from the life...

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Living In an Auto-correcting World

Living In an Auto-correcting World

Of late my computer has been helping me out with my bad spelling rather a lot. In particular, whenever I try to write to someone about the Orthodox Christian Network under the handy acronym “OCN”, it auto-corrects for me, and types “con.” “‘OCN’? ‘OCN’? Surely you meant ‘con’?” Given that...

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The Legacy of Robin Williams: Seize the Day

The Legacy of Robin Williams: Seize the Day

Like millions of others, I was stunned to learn of the tragic death of Robin Williams, who took his own life after a long and unsuccessful struggle with depression. My own children grew up watching and rejoicing in Robin’s many movies, such as “Good Morning, Viet Nam,” “Good Will Hunting,”...

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RT: Orthodox activists ‘confront’ Marilyn Manson band with eggs, holy water in Moscow

RT: Orthodox activists ‘confront’ Marilyn Manson band with eggs, holy water in Moscow

RT: Musicians of the iconic American rock band Marilyn Manson were reportedly pelted with eggs and sprinkled with holy water by Orthodox Christian activists ahead of the band’s Moscow concert. The gig was eventually delayed and canceled after a bomb threat. Known for his controversial onstage performances deemed by some...

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Orthodoxy in the American Religious Bazaar

Orthodoxy in the American Religious Bazaar

We live in a world of ads selling us products like cars, deodorant, detergent, iGadgets, but usually the marketing for such items rarely fits the physical item being sold. An ad for a car rarely is about the car, but the benefits it can impute, and these are not physical...

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Meditation on Modern Christian Art

Meditation on Modern Christian Art

One sunny afternoon, I was among a group of clergy invited to view a series of art pieces in St. David’s Anglican Church in Vancouver, a series of Stations of the Cross displayed throughout the nave of the church, the work of local artist Chris Woods. A sample of them,...

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Me, My “Selfie,” and I

Me, My “Selfie,” and I

“They say—and I am willing to believe it—that it is difficult to know yourself—but it isn’t easy to paint yourself either.” Vincent van Gogh, letter to his brother, September 1889 The self-portrait genre has been around from the very beginning of art. It was used to identify the artist, when...

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The Best Video Content on the Web

The Best Video Content on the Web

From Angry Birds to meteors over Russia, we pay tribute to some of the most popular games and videos on the web…but ask if there is anything out there that could really change your life.

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