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If you have a favorite saint you would like me to cover in future columns, please let me know! I’m working about 4 days out right now, so pick one at least 5 days out. I can’t guarantee I’ll cover your saint, especially if that day has a particularly important saint (for instance March 17 is going to be Saint Patrick for both churches, so don’t ask for Macarius the Wonderworker of Kalyazin or Withburga of Dereham). But I’ll do what I can!
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EVERYWHERE – We know you. You’ve been sitting at home for years thinking, “You know, I’d love to buy the Onion Dome book Is Outrage! but it’s about 25% too expensive.* If only it would go on sale for 20% off, it would be the perfect gift for a loved one or my own library.”
Well you missed your chance! Earlier this week, through October 5 only, you could have gotten Is Outrage! The Wit and Wisdom of Father Vasiliy Vasileivich from The Onion Dome for 20% off. Now it’s back to paying full price. BUT IT’S WORTH IT! SO BUY IT ANYWAY! Click on this link, or on the lovely book cover above (or left depending on the width of your screen) (and can we just mention what a fabulous job our intrepid editor, who is not exactly Picasso, did on the design?), get out the plastic, and go to town!
Are you still reading this? What are you waiting for, a cablegram from the Ecumenical Patriarch? Get clickin’ and spend your money on the best Orthodox satire book with our intrepid editor’s name in the lower right-hand corner EVER! Indeed, why not buy multiple copies? They make great shims for partially legless sofas.
For those of you not (yet) in the swim, the book Is Outrage! contains all but one of the stories about, or with an appearance by, Father Vasiliy from the original Onion Dome (2002-2010). Some people (we cannot vouch for their mental health) have reported finding it anywhere between “vaguely amusing” and “humorously bad,” so you don’t want to miss it! So far we haven’t gotten anybody even remotely famous to agree to be quoted in a blrb, so you’ll just have to imagine the biggest names in Orthodox publishing — Frederica Matthewes-Green, Anthony M. Coniaris, Bishop Kallistos Ware, Hyperdox Herman — giving rave reviews for this book. You’ll have to imagine it because the chances of it happening are fairly slim.
Now get clickin’ and buyin’!
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Christ is risen from the dead, trampling down death by death, and upon those in the tombs bestowing life!
The Onion Dome wishes you and yours a joyous feast! Christ is risen!
Copyright © 2011 Alex Riggle. All Rights Reserved.