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The Authority of Nasrudin

By: | Post date: October 5, 2009 | Comments: 3 Comments
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I’ve just posted at The Other Place on Nasrudin, the Muslim comic hero whose stories also pervade Greece and Cyprus. I finished my post there with a Nasrudin joke from Wikipedia, which I chose to render in Ancient Greek (and in the process forget the declension of “this”.) Here’s the joke again: A neighbour comes […]

Pseudo-Chrysostom: Catechetical sermon on Easter

By: | Post date: April 19, 2009 | Comments: 1 Comment
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Leafing through the Holy Synopsis (the summary of movable feast services), I find that in leaving on the dot when John Damascene’s Canon started for offal and eggs, I had also been missing out on a lovely sermon by John Chrysostom, wedged in after the bible readings. The Synopsis groused that the sermon was intended […]

Good Saturday Tomato Soup

By: | Post date: April 18, 2009 | Comments: 7 Comments
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So yes, I don’t know what the Anglo-Catholic for Good Saturday is. It’s simpler in Orthodoxy, where each day of Holy Week is Great: Great Monday, Great Tuesday, Great Wednesday. And each day of Holy Week matters: Orthodoxy has a well-ordered liturgical calendar around Holy Week. The Office of the Bridegroom on Great Monday, the […]

Western Orthodoxy

By: | Post date: April 18, 2009 | Comments: 1 Comment
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It struck me, as a Greek-Australian kid reading Shakespeare, that English used to be a more Mediterranean language than it is now. Which is to say, the society reflected in the language of Shakespeare had more in common with the traditional Greek culture I caught the very tail end of, than did the Australia I […]

Return of the Chantry

By: | Post date: April 6, 2009 | Comments: 4 Comments
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I’m still here; I had the ill luck to fall… ill last week (abed Wednesday and Thursday), and spent the long weekend either doing Greek lemmatisation, or socialising. I’ve tried combining the two, it doesn’t work. I’ve opened up my Greek linguistics blog, in reaction to a post my friend George forwarded me. I don’t […]

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