This blog is maintained for several reasons. First and foremost because I enjoy doing so.
Second, I want to create a sizable reference source of the lives of the Saints and the Holy Feasts of our Church which I am accomplishing one day at a time, one profile and icon at a time.
This also goes goes for the news. By posting this news I hope to create, store and have readily available an archive of news information which can be accessed by visiting this blog's sidebar and clicking, for example, on "Orthodox News-Russia", which as I write, has 353 pieces of news items.
I also attempt, for the reader's satisfaction, to "follow" stories. If I post a story and know that I have already posted on the same story, after providing the "SOURCE" link I also provide a link: "READ THE PREVIOUS POST RELATED TO THIS STORY:" and some stories have many tracebacks in this fashion.
A quick note on the stories themselves that are posted. Very rarely do I provide commentary anymore mostly because of the sheer volume of stories I post. I don't have the time. Another reason for this is not to add my own opinion to a story and to let it remain "neutral" in the sense of allowing the story to retain the intent of the original author.
As well, let the reader know I often don't even like the stories I post for whatever reason; whether it be the opinion of the story's author I disagree with, the story's blatant errors, the story only providing a gloss of the history which needs much more development but does not get it and many other reasons I don't like an article. I post them any way.
One reason is to provide the reader with a better understanding of the culture from which within the Orthodox Faith now held by us came from.
I always cite "SOURCE:" at the bottom(unless I forget) to let the reader know I did not write the story. This allows the reader to track the story to its source and author to dispute or comment on the story.
At Least 19 Killed in Terrorist Explosion in UK; 50 Concert Fans Wounded in Manchester Arena - A deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in England's Manchester Arena tonight (May 22, 2017) killed at least 19 people and sent thousands of terrifi...
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