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  1. DavidM says:

    Just wondering why there seems to be so little indignation in my neck of the woods regarding the slaughter of 147 Christian students in Kenya by an Islamic group who claim to want to rid the country of “infidels”. Apparently, the Christians were specifically targeted. I don’t know what I personally can do (yes, I know, pray) but it sure angers me. I wish that Muslims who claim to be non-violent would speak out LOUDLY against these atrocities.

  2. Em says:

    DavidM, it is a sad time in so many way ways
    we might ask your question of the whole western world, which i guess denies their historic debt to the Christians – at best – or worst of all has decided that it is necessary for the good of commerce that some (Christians) die
    these sub-humans are not going after those who might fight back

  3. Em says:

    that’s enough out of me for today, eh?

    joy comes in the morning

  4. Michael says:

    Fascinating look at the theology of Holy Saturday from an Orthodox perspective…

  5. DavidM,
    Why would any American be upset with the slaughter of a mere 147 people? They condone the killing of 3,000 unborn everyday? So what’s the biggie.

    I was telling someone the other day, Americans are much more to be feared that ISIS. How many have they beheaded and slaughtered in the past couple of years? We behead over 1 million each year in clean sanitized chambers.

    We call evil good and good evil…. 147? a drop in the bucket.

  6. We have Holy Saturday service – Holy Vigil

    Anyone else?

  7. Michael says:


    How many people attend the services leading up to Easter?

  8. London says:

    A lot more than 147 Ukrainians have been killed by Russians posing as “separatists” in the last couple years and you barely hear about it.
    Sadly, I think we’re so used to stories of kiings any more, we don’t even stop to notice.

  9. xenia says:

    Good link, Michael.

    In some ways, Great and Holy Saturday is of greater import than Easter because it was on Saturday that Christ “trampled down death by death” and defeated Satan and death. Easter is just the proof of the pudding.

    We are in church practically all day Saturday and return at midnight for the glorious Pascha service. The services are very well attended, with the Pascha service being packed like sardines, at least for the first few hours.

  10. round guess
    Maundy Thursday we had about 75 & 100 (services at 3:30 & 7pm)
    Good Friday about 100 & 150 (services at 3:30 & 7pm)
    Tonight will be about 50

  11. xenia says:

    Easter is next Sunday for the Orthodox.

  12. Funny story – I have 3 of the grandkids for the weekend. We are watching the boxing on TV this afternoon and in the first fight the guy gets knocked out in the 4th round and my 7 year old granddaughter says “that doesn’t look safe.”

  13. Xenia says:

    Here’s a link to the Orthodox Resurrection icon, which shows a victorious Christ grabbing Adam and Eve by their wrists and dragging them out of Hades:

    This icon pretty much sums up Orthodox theology in a nutshell.

  14. Xenia says:

    MLD, Haha! If it were my little granddaughter, she would say, “Oh, how TRAGIC!”

    (With her, everything that is not rainbows and unicorns is TRAGIC.)

  15. Babylon's Dread says:


    Try to guess what group shooting and who they might shoot that would get 24/7 coverage. I couldn’t make myself go there because … well just because

  16. Xenia says:

    By the way, this little iconographic detail of Christ grabbing the people by their wrists is because the people could not save themselves, it was entirely the work of Christ.

  17. Erik says:

    Rob Bell Suggests Bible Not Relevant to Today’s Culture

    I think Rob is positioning himself to be the head Apostle for the Church of Opran Winfrey.

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