Archives for February 2010

FOCUS North America Partners with Troy and Theodora Polamalu to Tackle Poverty

FOCUS North America Board Member, Theodora Polamalu, and her husband Troy, two-time Super Bowl Champion, have partnered with FOCUS North America on the “Tackle Poverty with the Polamalu Family” campaign. Troy and Theodora realize the great need in North America and are dedicated to doing something about it. Recognizing that the poor, needy and suffering are living icons, they choose to venerate … [Read more...]

Met. Jonah to lead Lenten retreat

His Beatitude Metropolitan Jonah will be conducting a two day lenten retreat in the Baltimore-Washington area on the topic: Three Foundations of Orthodox Spirituality - Reaction, Resentment, and Inner Stillness The retreat is centrally located in the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area at the Orthodox Church of St. Matthew in Columbia, Maryland. The retreat begins Friday evening, March … [Read more...]

World’s oldest Christian Bible digitized

London -- The surviving pages of the world's oldest Christian Bible have been reunited - digitally. The early work known as the Codex Sinaiticus has been housed in four separate locations across the world for more than 150 years. But starting Monday, it became available for perusal on the Web at so scholars and other readers can get a closer look at what the British … [Read more...]

A Muslim Preacher Converts to Orthodoxy

HT: Notes on Arab Orthodoxy The interview was presumably conducted in English, posted in Russian here, translated to French here by Claude Lopez-Ginisty, whence the present translation. We’re speaking in London with a new Orthodox Christian who was baptized today with the name Daniel. Daniel is not a Muslim name, far from it [actually, it does exist as a Muslim name, but it’s quite rare]. … [Read more...]

Attn: New Yorkers. Book party for Wesley J. Smith

Attention New York readers: Wesley J. Smith, author and occassional commentator on the AOI Blog will be in New York on Thursday, March 4 to sign his new book. From First Things: First Things and Encounter Books Invite You To An Evening With Wesley J. Smith To celebrate the publication of A Rat Is a Pig Is a Dog Is a Boy: The Human Cost of the Animal Rights Movement Date: Thursday, March … [Read more...]