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.
Holiness is not a Synonym for Weakness: a Word from the Patriarch in the Third Week of Lent - Holiness is the realization of God’s law in our lives. It’s not a failure to overcome unrighteousness, human evil, and aggression; it is not a synonym for ...
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