Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky slideshow

The London Telegraph. Russia on the eve of WWI. Fascinating history and photographs. … [Read more...]

Dialogue on Katyn Massacre between the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches

This is a compelling interview, although the promise towards reconciliation it offered may be delayed, or worse, cut short, with the terrible airplane crash of Polish dignitaries near Moscow yesterday. They were flying to Russia to commemorate the Katyn Massacre (called "tragedy" below), and, if the interview below is accurate, look for some common ground to heal this grave wound of historical … [Read more...]

The Stormy Petrel of the Cloth

Over at Orthodox History, Matthew Namee recounts the story of a bold, decisive, and courageous priest who obviously knew the full measure of his calling. He got himself into serious trouble on occassion, but only because he refused to compromise to powerful interests who, like today, subvert the faith for their own ends. Some highlights: Like so many of his fellow priests, Petrides traveled … [Read more...]

The Holodomor: Ukraine’s Famine

HT: Isa Almisry Another: Watch Harvest of Despair (Soviet Communism engineered Ukraine Famine Genocide 1933) in Educational  |  View More Free Videos Online at Also: Are you listening The New York Times? … [Read more...]

Religion as the ground of culture?

Looks like religion may have led to civilization. HT: Mystagogy From Newsweek Magazine: History in the Remaking A temple complex in Turkey that predates even the pyramids is rewriting the story of human evolution. They call it potbelly hill, after the soft, round contour of this final lookout in southeastern Turkey. To the north are forested mountains. East of the hill lies the biblical … [Read more...]