Tag Archive | Parish priests

Tenors Strike for Higher Note Count

Takhoma Park, MD – Tenors from the church choir at tiny All Saints of North America Orthodox Church here in Takhoma Park have walked off the job, citing the lack of variety in their parts in the church music. Your intrepid editor was on the story like yellow on that saffron rice Baba Olga makes. […]

August 4 Saints of the Day – The Seven Sleepers of Ephesus and Jean-Marie Vianney

On this day in 1693, according to tradition, Dom Perignon invented sparkling wine. Rumors that he never attended Compline again are unfounded. The Seven Sleepers (or Holy Youths) of Ephesus (III cent. but read on) were a group of rich friends who had enlisted in the army together and ran up against Decius’ tiresome “everybody […]

March 15 Saints of the Day – Martyr Alexander of Side and Clemens Maria Hofbauer

On this day in 44 BC, Julius Caesar, Dictator of the Roman Republic, was stabbed to death by Marcus Junius Brutus, Gaius Cassius Longinus, Decimus Junius Brutus and several other Roman senators. Fortunately Shakespeare fell through a wormhole in space and caught the whole thing, preserving it for posterity. East of the Sun today we […]