Sunday, February 19, 2006

I saw two street evangelists today (not counting the scientologists). I also went to see the Johnny Cash movie.
There were a number of brothers (and priests? couldn't tell, I just heard one say that he wasn't a priest and that one was a novice) from the Holy Transfiguration Skete of the Society of St. John at the Latin mass at St. Agnes today. They had a couple of days layover in NYC on the way to somewhere else, though I didn't catch where. They looked a bit like Capuchin Franciscans of the Renewal [CFR] (beards, hoods, no scapulars) and a bit like Benedictines (black habits, belts), which was settled after Mass when I found out they were Ukranian Rite Monks.
Thomas was also Chalcedon compliant, but he scored higher on a bunch of heresies.

You scored as Chalcedon compliant. You are Chalcedon compliant. Congratulations, you're not a heretic. You believe that Jesus is truly God and truly man and like us in every respect, apart from sin. Officially approved in 451.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Got the PO Box. Am slowly communicating the address to everyone.
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You can't go wrong with a man in a gorilla suit delivering chicken wings.
posted by bondcliff at 9:12 AM PST on February 14

Monday, February 13, 2006

I don't believe it and not just because I detest Palmo's preening style.

And yet...where did I put that Latin grammar.

Saturday, February 11, 2006

If you're in NYC, you have to go see the current Onnasis foundation art exhibit on 51st next to St. Patrick's, From Byzantium to Modern Greece: Hellenic Art in Adversity, 1453–1830. I found the ecclesiastical stuff and the War of Independence stuff and some of the non-costume traveler's paintings all very interesting. The household goods type stuff looked good too, but didn't get to much of a chance to look at it. Wasn't as impressed by costumes and pics of costumes and am somewhat tired of maps (went to see that big map exhibit at the NYPL).
Renewed the address for this site for another 2 years. .com, .info, .name and a bunch of others are still available, but I don't think I need them.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

I ponied up for a paid LibraryThing account. Now I just have to log all the books!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006


So in the recent publicity over the National Prayer Breakfast, I read this article, "Jesus Plus Nothing", from Harper's, about the group that runs the National Prayer Breakfast.

A dozen guys living together, focused on Christian fellowship, near D.C., somehow associated with the National Prayer Breakfast. This sounded familiar. Oh yeah...The Jonathan House.

See the history of the Jonathan House, from the Internet Archive.

And, we read, the Coe family involved both places.

Now the Jonathan House is not as wierd as the folks in the Harper's article are made out to be and I don't really trust the reporter, but I still feel kind of mystified about the way in which this linking was so mysterious and yet apparently so important.

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Pictures are up of Thomas and my trip to hear Cardinal Dulles (we heard his lecture, but he was in the hospital so the Chairman of the Theology Dept. at Fordham read it).
So I've applied for a post-office box at Rockefeller Center Post Office to work around this mail not getting delivered problem. Now, in order to get this they have to send me a certified letter to prove my address (since my drivers license is out of state). So hopefully that will get through!

I was surprised by how little it costs. $50 a year for the small box and $80 for the next larger size (prepaid per 6 months), there are also some larger sizes, but I don't remember what they cost.


"I guess these days you could send flowers with "call me" just as fast as a telegram. Or hire one of the dancing monkey-suit people or a clown to sing a song about not being able to make the plane."


"Or hire one of the dancing monkey-suit people or a clown to sing a song about not being able to make the plane.

"So, essentially, we've given up traditional telegrams and they can now only be delivered by dancing people in monkey suits. And the world becomes just a little bit awesomer."

(By the way, some people in the thread were smart enough to point out that, though much media reported incorrectly, only Western Union discontinued telgram service. Lots of other people still willing to send them for you.)