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.

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Opus 2023-265: The Morning after the ‘Een

November 1 is All Saints Day, All Hallows in the old tongue.  It is the day of dread for the devil worshipers who came up with the original Halloween festivals.  Just as Halloween paints the pits of Hell as a lot of fun and frolic, All Saints Day reminds us of all those who have gone before us to eternal life.  

It occurred to me that we are at the other end of the year from Easter where we celebrate the resurrection.  Easter moves around because it is on the Lunar calendar but it comes roughly six months after the celebration of death and despair.  Today we start the long assent to celebrating the heart of the Christian faith.  We move to Thanksgiving, Christmas and Passover.  We throw in a few frivolous dates such as New Years and Valentine’s.  Some get distracted by ethnic celebrations but the course is ever upward.

I can’t begin the Christmas music until after dinner on Thanksgiving but I can wish blessings on you as we move into the holiday season.

homo unius libri

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