Bautha Monday

English prayer text below. Monday of Ba’utha In pain and tears and fervent prayer, we cry to you, good Lord above!   Be our healer and our wise guide: deep are our wounds; bitter our pain.   We have no right to plead to you: our faults abound, our malice soars.   The sea and […]

Ancient Christmas Hymn

To you glory, radiant Son of virginity. 1. This, the month that is forever filled with blessings:slaves have freedom, free men glory,doors have crownings, bodies feastings,violet garments thrown with love as unto princes. 2. This, the month that will forever carry vict’ry:freed is spirit, flesh is tempered,mortal woman bears the Living:Godhead now is reconciled with […]

Plato’s Republic – Book IV: Sheeple

Continued from way back here. It might come as a surprise for us today to think that great political leaders don’t just pop out of thin air. In a time like ours when politics has reached a zenith of perfection, we might assume that excellent political leadership is easy – since our political leaders are […]