Since I don’t have time to cover everything in depth, here are some samplings from the blogosphere and beyond.

Enjoy. 🙂

Apparently I’m a “bilious” Choleric. What medieval disposition are you?

Be sure to check out the winners of the Evangelical

Blog Awards and Catholic Blog Awards.

Rumsfeld offered to

quit. Why oh why didn’t Bush accept his resignation?!?

Coffee Swirls describes “Invalid

Reasons to Follow Any Belief System”. They’re worth reading and discussing. (On a side note, isn’t the

site design great? I wish someone could design something nice like that for me.)

Powerball gives us a

chronology of Christian denomination foundings.

There’s a cool new Firefox plugin that

allows you to open several links at once.

Fellow AI geeks should appreciate this

Turing machine made from a model railroad.

This Christian parody of “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-lot, called “Baby Got Book”, cracks me up.

Those unfamiliar with restless leg syndrom (RLS), should read this article. I

have a mild case of RLS. Thankfully it’s not as bad as my mom’s. She in turn forturnate that her symptoms are

not as bad as her mother’s.

Bob Casey Democrats might be interested in reading this editorial by failed DNC

Chair candidate Tim Roemer.

Theomorph is “still waiting to be chilled, shocked, appalled, revolted, or otherwise put off by abortion,

cloning, and embryonic stem cell research”. Read “Unshocked, Unappalled,

and Unafraid” to find out why. Understanding folks like him might help the pro-life movement reach

more skeptics.

If only Governor Rendell would actually say these words.

This page is an interesting work of art created in

real time with your help. It’s suprisingly addicting and a heck of a lot more interesting than the schlock I

saw being passed off as art at the Carnegie

Internationale exhibit.

UFO over Hawaii?!?

Smokers need not apply.

Female deacons in the Greek Orthodox Church?


I’m using an alternate template at my test site. Let me know

which scheme you prefer.

Comments 2

  1. Tom Smith wrote:

    I browsed a few sites, but was most interested in the re-instatement of deaconesses in the Greek Orthodox Church. It seems Archbishop Christodoulos, primate of the Greek Orthodox Church, along with the theologian quoted in the article, forgot to check the canons.

    Canon 19 of first Nicea:

    “CONCERNING the Paulianists who have flown for refuge to the Catholic
    Church, it has been decreed that they must by all means be rebaptized; and if any of them who in past time have been numbered among their clergy should be found blameless and without reproach, let them be rebaptized and ordained by the Bishop of the Catholic Church; but if the examination should discover them to be unfit, they ought to be deposed. Likewise in the
    case of their deaconesses, and generally in the case of those who have been enrolled among their clergy, let the same form be observed. (here’s the kicker) ***And we mean by deaconesses such as have assumed the habit, but who, since they have no imposition of hands, are to be numbered only among the laity.***”

    It seems that deaconesses weren’t considered sacramentally ordained at all; even if they had a liturgical function in the East, it wouldn’t be far above that of the acolyte, maybe approximating that of the subdiaconate.

    Even His Grace, Bishop Kallistos admits in his book The Orthodox Church that the tradition of deaconesses in the liturgy was limited to the East, and was never spread to the West. It seems to me that, for an ancient tradition to have much veracity, it must have been held by both halves of the undivided Church.

    Posted 14 Feb 2005 at 10:05 pm
  2. Funky Dung wrote:

    It seems to me that, for an ancient tradition to have much veracity, it must have been held by both halves of the undivided Church.

    Wouldn’t that exclude the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception and the practice of Eucharistic adoration?

    Posted 08 Dec 2006 at 8:39 pm

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