Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Opus 2017-001: I Missed the 12:01

Happy New Year to those with a western European Background.  If you come from a different tradition you celebrate a different beginning date.  You have Chinese New Year and Jewish New Year.  Down through history it has even moved around in the western tradition.  It is kind of like the magnetic north pole.

I want you to know that I don’t believe in New Years Day like I do the resurrection which we celebrate on a date calculated by the lunar calendar.  I lump it in with Valentines Day and Mothers’ Day.  It is just a date picked to push a commercial agenda.  It meshes well with my habit of washing my sheets on Saturday morning.

In spite of that I acknowledge it and go along with the festivities.  Fortunately my wife does not expect expensive candy on New Years.  A bottle of Martinelli’s, a summer sausage from Hickory Farms and a pizza from a local deli make the day work.  As we get older I don’t even need to stay up until midnight.

So in case you stayed up to watch the nonsense on TV, I hope you had a good 12:01. 

Happy New Year.

homo unius libri


  1. As you probably know, "Easter" and Passover have BOTH been changed over the centuries. I doubt if anyone really knows when ANYTHING truly is anymore. Hope your newest year is "the bestest."

    1. Easter is tied to Passover. The reason Passover changes is because it is tied to the lunar calender which is based on the phases of the moon not the rising of the sun. But then you knew that. But anyone else reading this might not.

      Grace and peace.


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