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Change nothing; be content with tradition!

- St. Cyprian (via varangoi)

(Source: christoph-liebe)

First attempt at making an omelet: not a total failure

I think that’s the best you can hope for

First attempt at making an omelet: not a total failure

I think that’s the best you can hope for

dramoor:

St. Valeriu Gafencu the New Confessor - A Vision of the Theotokos Before his Death
During the night of his last Christmas, towards dawn, Valeriu testified to his friend Ioan Ianolide:
"Amazed, I lifted by gaze, and at the head of my bed I saw the Mother of God, clothed in white, vivid, real.  She was without her child.  Her presence seemed material to me.  The Mother of God was actually beside me.  I was happy.  I forgot everything.  Time seemed endless.  Then she said to me:
'I am your love!  Don't be afraid.  Don't doubt.  My Son will be victorious.  He has sanctified this place now for future life.  The powers of darkness are growing and will frighten the world still more, but they will be scattered.  My Son is waiting for people to return to faith.  Today the sons of darkness are bolder than the sons of light.  Even though it may seem to you that there is no more faith left on earth, nevertheless, know that deliverance will come, albeit through fire and devastation.  The world still has to suffer.  Here, however, there is still much faith, and I have come to encourage you.  Be bold, the world belongs to Christ’!”
(via Mystagogy)

dramoor:

St. Valeriu Gafencu the New Confessor - A Vision of the Theotokos Before his Death

During the night of his last Christmas, towards dawn, Valeriu testified to his friend Ioan Ianolide:

"Amazed, I lifted by gaze, and at the head of my bed I saw the Mother of God, clothed in white, vivid, real.  She was without her child.  Her presence seemed material to me.  The Mother of God was actually beside me.  I was happy.  I forgot everything.  Time seemed endless.  Then she said to me:

'I am your love!  Don't be afraid.  Don't doubt.  My Son will be victorious.  He has sanctified this place now for future life.  The powers of darkness are growing and will frighten the world still more, but they will be scattered.  My Son is waiting for people to return to faith.  Today the sons of darkness are bolder than the sons of light.  Even though it may seem to you that there is no more faith left on earth, nevertheless, know that deliverance will come, albeit through fire and devastation.  The world still has to suffer.  Here, however, there is still much faith, and I have come to encourage you. 
Be bold, the world belongs to Christ’!”

(via Mystagogy)

Every virtue with lack of love is not counted as a virtue

- H.H. Pope Shenouda III, Patriarch of Alexandria

bigbangtheory-fan:

Season 8 episode 3

Is Jovetic even trying to score?

kaskitewapisk:

darklittlefaun:

pathogems:

princess-of-fireflies:

I neeeeed this

omg i want it

AH

This is BRILLIANT.

(Source: sp0oky-box-forts)

adamthenorman:

unmade-bed-strangledeggs:

lovegash:

blua:

If you’re unemployed, it’s not because there isn’t any work.
Just look around: A housing shortage, crime, pollution; we need better schools and parks. Whatever our needs, they all require work. And as long as we have unsatisfied needs, there’s work to be done.
So ask yourself, what kind of world has work but no jobs? It’s a world where work is not related to satisfying our needs, a world where work is only related to satisfying the profit needs of business.
This country was not built by the huge corporations or government bureaucracies. It was built by people who work. And, it is working people who should control the work to be done. Yet, as long as employment is tied to somebody else’s profits, the work won’t get done.

Was expecting classist bullshit, got the exact opposite

This is so ubelievably important and I hate that I have to keep re-explaining it to people.

Must read more into this.

Food for thought

adamthenorman:

unmade-bed-strangledeggs:

lovegash:

blua:

If you’re unemployed, it’s not because there isn’t any work.

Just look around: A housing shortage, crime, pollution; we need better schools and parks. Whatever our needs, they all require work. And as long as we have unsatisfied needs, there’s work to be done.

So ask yourself, what kind of world has work but no jobs? It’s a world where work is not related to satisfying our needs, a world where work is only related to satisfying the profit needs of business.

This country was not built by the huge corporations or government bureaucracies. It was built by people who work. And, it is working people who should control the work to be done. Yet, as long as employment is tied to somebody else’s profits, the work won’t get done.

Was expecting classist bullshit, got the exact opposite

This is so ubelievably important and I hate that I have to keep re-explaining it to people.

Must read more into this.

Food for thought

(Source: spinhxara)

post-impressionisms:

To Blagovest, Mikhail Nesterov. 1895.

post-impressionisms:

To Blagovest, Mikhail Nesterov. 1895.

The Divine Services in their composition contain all the fullness of the dogmatic teaching of the Church and set forth the path to salvation. They present invaluable spiritual wealth. The more fully and precisely they are fulfilled, the more benefit the participants receive from them. Those who perform them carelessly and who shorten them by their laziness rob their flock, depriving them of their very daily bread, stealing from them a most valuable treasure. The shortening of the services which comes about through lack of strength must be done wisely and performed circumspectly in order not to touch that which should not be tampered with.

- – St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco (via yuri-rimsky)

brewgiehowser:

Coolest PBR can ever

brewgiehowser:

Coolest PBR can ever

huffingtonpost:

This Man With Severe Cerebral Palsy Created Mind-Blowing Art Using Just A Typewriter

Last year, 22-time Emmy award-winning reporter John Stofflet posted this news video he created for KING-TV in 2004, featuring Paul Smith and his artistic talents.

See the full video to see more of Smith’s artworks and to learn more about his inspiring story go here. 

Why am I up at 3:45 watching Netflix and playing FIFA? BECAUSE IT’S THE WEEKEND!

…for me and no one else.

stnektariosmonastery:

The dining hall is another multi-million dollar complex that graces the St. Nektarios Monastery.  The iconography was done by George Filippakis and his assistant. The ambo was made by the Eleutheriadis Brothers in Serres, Greece. Everything in the dining room is custom-made.

This building was such a necessary project as the kitchen/dining hall/reception area/bookstore were all one area in the main house. This made things difficult for the kitchen fathers, the bookstore fathers and the visitors when it came time to set up meals and clean up afterwards.

On the night the iconography was finished, one of the outside fathers walked up the ambo and his radio scraped along the wall. Thankfully, no scratch was made. However, the Elder “lost it” as he relates, and a very intense homily and warning about conscientiousness was given to the fathers present. Needless to say, the necessary prick of conscience was affected and the monks have exercised more caution when moving around the icons ever since. The principle of the matter wasn’t the half million dollar plus cost of the icons being potentially damaged, but rather the lack of conscientiousness which is sinful for monks.

I am a theatre major at university and being pregnant could seriously ruin my chances of a degree and my ideal career. I had unprotected sex recently and if I'm pregnant im having an abortion, kill me for feeling this way about my life.

Anonymous

prolifeadvocate:

My mom became pregnant with me when she was a freshman in college. She was unmarried, my dad attended a different university, and she had dreams of becoming a heart surgeon. She had the “perfect reason” to have an abortion, but she didn’t. I was born the spring semester of her freshman year. 

No, her life did not turn out like she planned. But she didn’t have to give up her degree or her boyfriend (happily married for 22 years). Both she and my dad graduated from college. And I’m alive. And I think it’s a pretty great thing to be alive. 

I can’t make you or anyone else make a certain choice. I know that. But what you’ve described is basically the circumstances of my own birth, so clearly I’m not going to think it’s a good idea. As you said yourself, “kill me for feeling this way about my life.”