Friday, March 13, 2009

New Bishops

H.G.Alexios Mar Eusebius

No, not those bishops; there are plenty of places to lose your Lenten peace over that.

On March 2, the Malankara Orthodox Church (Indian non-Chalcedonian Orthodox under the Catholicos Didymus I) appointed two new bishops for North America: H.G. Zacharia Mar Nicolavos is appointed Assistant Metropolitan attached to the North East Diocese of America, and H.G. Alexios Mar Eusebius is Metropolitan of the Diocese of South West America.

Many other dioceses were also created.

Many years to all.

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

A Happy Name Day in D.C.

Best wishes for a blessed name day to St. Gregory the Great Orthodox Church (AWRV) in Washington, D.C. Ad multos annos!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

For Byzantine Lent

We thought we'd pass on this e-mail joke submitted by our friend -- and virtual bishop! -- Jean-Miche, who sent us:

a 20 year-old joke of the great Maldon monastery (Essex)

Q: What are the two most appropriate vegetables to eat during Lent?

A: Peas and lettuce, because:

In peas, lettuce pray unto the Lord.

(source : Vasili)
Thanks for lightening the mood, Jean.