Father Deacon Christopher Herman's New Years Update Postings for January 11, 2013

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We thank Rev. Father Deacon Christopher Herman, the son of our former spiritual father, Vladyka Michael Peter Herman of reposed memory for providing us the articles and their various links.

We believe that what is presented is a step in the right direction to bring our Orthodox Faith alive to all and a means to cure some of the ills that separate our Roman faithful from the root, ground and base of all things Christian: being Orthodox Catholic Christianity that began in the A.D. 800's and culminated in the official schism of the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church from Orthodoxy in 1054 A.D. 

By presenting these articles and informational pages and subsequent, hoped for, weekly presentations, this endeavor will reach a wider audience and provide a means for dialogue.  For it is in and through the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ, our Savior, that love, compassion and understanding may come about.  In saying this truth, it also means that we make another attempt to fulfill the ideal of why we are called "Christian" ...

Orthodoxy is not a religion.  It is CHRISTIANITY itself! To a true Christian, the events taking place through out the world and locally in the USA today is important because of how it may (and in some instances has) affected our religious rights and freedoms here in the U.S.A and in some other Western World Countries already.

Initially we had begun by "Subject" but found that by "DATE" is a better format.  Thus, the former entitled "Concerning" below are a form of archival resources while the remainder is by dating. 

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Christopher Herman posted in The Energy Cartels and the Environment
Christopher Herman 7:42pm Jan 9
 
Environmental Activists Are Being Killed in Record Numbers - Environment - Utne Reader
www.utne.com
A disturbing trend of murder is on the rise in developing countries where environmental activists ar...

Is the dual nomination just a tactic to split...
Christopher Herman 8:56am Jan 9
Is the dual nomination just a tactic to split the Right and distract them?

"Anthony Shaffer: I am saddened by the attacks from the right against Senator Hagel...the focus should be to defeat the John Brennan nomination - and I think this is why the White House nominated the two men together - so that the real incompetent guy - Brennan - who was involved in all sorts of debacles including the Benghazi 9/11 attacks and cover up, will get a pass..."
On Hagel, the Republicans protest a return to realism
blog.nj.com
Did you hear what that liberal, left-wing commie Barack Obama is up to? Why, that pinko’s gone and p...

Christopher Herman 10:41pm Jan 7
 
Obama’s New CIA Director: “Nor Do We Describe Our Enemy as Jihadists or Islamists Because Jihad is H
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Sometimes I wonder, can’t we just cut out the middle man and appoint terrorists to all the top natio...

Christopher Herman 11:37am Jan 7
 

Christopher Herman 11:33am Jan 7
 
According to a Pew study released this past October, one-in-five adults have no religious affiliatio...

Christopher Herman 11:27am Jan 7
 
Magazines on Left and Right Unite to Share Office Space
mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com
The American Prospect is subletting part of its Washington offices to The American Conservative.

Christopher Herman 11:25am Jan 7
 
No Large Buckets in CIA Torture | The American Conservative
www.theamericanconservative.com
Sometimes some folks who are supporting the unspeakable do protest too much. I have previously revie...

Christopher Herman 11:21am Jan 7
 
South Florida has been afflicted with a special mix of Caribbean diversity in addition to the usual ...

Christopher Herman 11:12am Jan 7
 
Chelsea Handler: I have ‘no regrets’ about having an abortion when I was 16
www.nydailynews.com
Ultimately, the New Jersey native said her parents, Rita and Seymour, convinced her to abort the pre...

Christopher Herman 8:55am Jan 7
 
What the Senate Doesn’t Know About FISA | The American Conservative
www.theamericanconservative.com
Nancy Pelosi once said that we had to pass Obamacare to see what’s in it. Last week, Congress said w...

Christopher Herman 8:35am Jan 7
 
From the Washington Post: Canada’s guest worker program could become model for U.S. immigration chan...

Christopher Herman 8:32am Jan 7
 
The New York Times quotes an expert: “It’s shocking to hear anyone in the United States considering ...

"Until relatively recently, everyone knew what...
Christopher Herman 9:43am Jan 6
"Until relatively recently, everyone knew what an intimate subject was. It was private, personal, and not for public consumption. If someone tried to talk about intimate feelings in conversation, everyone blushed and the subject was dropped. People understood their borders, they knew instinctively where to stop. But today we talk and talk about our need for intimacy, our lack of intimacy, our intimacy crisis--and we don't have the vaguest idea what we're talking about.

Intimacy is a delicate ability. Like sexuality, the ability to be intimate and the ways of being intimate have to be protected and cultivated. In life as G-d intended it, intimacy has to be nurtured, preserved, and maintained. The tool the Bible gives us for this task is modesty: the border that protects our dwelling place.

For example, in many cultures throughout history, women have covered their hair. Was this meant to make them less attractive? If so, it didn't work. The head covering itself became attractive. The purpose must have been to conceal what was intimate.

There is no virtue in being unattractive. On the contrary, to be beautiful, to be attractive, to be impressive, is a virtue, especially in marriage.

The biblical woman who dressed modestly did so not to be less attractive, but to preserve and protect something fragile and easily lost: her ability to be intimate with her husband, which enriched both their lives.

It's part of our loss of understanding of what is intimate and what is not that we can no longer tell the difference between what is attractive and what is intimate. We can no longer appreciate that a garment is not intimate. But it was clear to the ancient sages that while a garment may bring compliments and attract attention, it doesn't evoke intimate feelings, either in the person who sees it or in the person who wears it--particularly in the person who wears it.

It's like the old question, "Do you lock your house to keep people out, or to protect what's inside?" Should a person act modestly and dress modestly in order to prevent intrusion from outside, undesirable things from happening, or to preserve and maintain what is inside: the delicate and sensitive ability to have and maintain an intimate relationship?

Many things are nice and attractive--we like clothes, we like fine art, we enjoy good food. But these things are not intimate; they don't touch that part of us that says, "This is who I am." Other things, however, do evoke intimate responses--our deepest feelings of love, the passionate expression of our sexuality, the revelation of our souls--and those things belong within the framework of marriage.

G-d's message to us is clear: A married woman needs to reserve her intimacy for her husband, and a married man needs to reserve his intimacy for his wife. That can only occur within the protective framework of modesty. Profoundly and significantly, this biblical wisdom helps us protect our innate and precious abilities from becoming dulled, corrupted, and lost.

Modesty is there to preserve intimacy, not to prevent sin. Modesty wasn't made for the person who wants to sin, just as laws were not made for people who want to commit crimes. Modesty has to do with something much more subtle: preserving our third dimension, the ability to have a deep, intimate relationship.

If we want to sin, we can sin, no matter how modestly dressed we are. The Puritans and Victorians were overdressed and extremely modest, but it didn't minimize their sinning. It simply made it more cumbersome. They had to be a little more determined, but they managed to sin.

The purpose of modesty is not to hide ourselves from view; the purpose of modesty is to preserve our intimacy. Even between a husband and wife, there is still a need for modesty. And especially between husband and wife, the intimacy has to be nurtured and protected. If the marriage is going to last a lifetime, the way it's supposed to, husband and wife must work together to preserve the intimacy."
Why Doesn't Anyone Blush Anymore? - Reclaiming Intimacy, Modesty, and Sexuality
www.chabad.org
Marriage used to be so simple: When a man and a woman got married, they rang the bell and the bell w...

The aim is for one to struggle with discretion...
Christopher Herman 9:35am Jan 6
The aim is for one to struggle with discretion and philotimo (responsive gratitude), according to one's powers....
God knows the struggle of each person and what strength he gave to each person and he will reward each accordingly. I love all equally and am moved by those who struggle with responsive gratitude.

Elder Paisios of Mount Athos

Prayer and Worship gradually transform...
Christopher Herman 9:33am Jan 6
Prayer and Worship gradually transform depression and turn it into joy

Section heading from "Wounded by Love" The life and wisdom of Elder Porphyrios

Christopher Herman 9:30am Jan 6
 
Connecticut Cop Goes Public: Exposes Sandy Hook's Contradictions, Inconsistencies & Gun Grab Agenda
govtslaves.info
As the Sandy Hook conspiracy spirals out of control. Many questions have yet to be answered or even ...

Christopher Herman 9:30am Jan 6
 
Former Head Of Star Wars Program Says Cheney Main 9/11 Suspect - govtslaves.info
govtslaves.info
The former head of the Star Wars missile defense program under Presidents Ford and Carter has gone p...

Christopher Herman 8:49am Jan 6
 
10 Fascinating Economic Collapses Through History - Listverse
listverse.com
The current economic collapse seems like nothing when compared to history. From ancient times to now...

Where is the modern day St. Nicholas of Myra,...
Christopher Herman 10:15am Jan 5
Where is the modern day St. Nicholas of Myra, to pay the ransom here for this poor girl's virginity, so that she can retain her honor?
New Virginity Auction: Brazilian School Girl Rebecca Bernardo Needs Cash for Mother's Medical Bills
www.ibtimes.co.uk
Following in the footsteps of Catarina Migliorini, who sold her virginity for a staggering £483,000...

Christopher Herman 10:14am Jan 5
 
Delhi Gang Rape: Youngest Attacker Extracted Victim's Intestines with Bare Hands
www.ibtimes.co.uk
Juvenile will serve no more than three years if found guilty - even though Delhi police say he was t...

Christopher Herman 1:42pm Jan 3
 
 
When you sit back and consider how the Liberals abandoned Ireland and the Socialists (followed by th...

Christopher Herman 10:52pm Jan 2
 
DND removes report on killing of Canadian soldier by Israeli forces
www.ottawacitizen.com
The Defence Department has quietly removed from the Internet a report into the killing of a Canadian...

Christopher Herman 10:41pm Jan 2
 
Timeline Photos
Sainte Geneviève, patronne de Paris Tropaire, ton 1. Tes larmes abondantes ont arrosé et fécon...

Michael Collins: "I love reporting on the...
Christopher Herman 10:39pm Jan 2
Michael Collins:

"I love reporting on the hypocrisy of the left. They honestly believe VIDEO GAMES are to blame for the shooting in Sandy Hook.
Did they remove SEXUALLY ILLICIT VIDEOS to stop the rampant teen pregnancy crisis, STD epidemic, abortion crises and the 40% of children now born out of wedlock?
No.
This leaves us with two options: 1) They WANT those sexually related problems, and/or 2) They are full of brown kimchi about videos causing the violence.
They obviously believe the videos to be the cause (or they wouldn't be doing a ridiculous buyback on them), so that means they WANT your kids having sex, getting std's, getting abortions, and having children out of wedlock."
Town Holds Violent Videogame Buyback Program
www.escapistmagazine.com
Town holds event to lessen the number of violent videogames in citizens' homes.

Christopher Herman 10:33pm Jan 2
 
'Dairy Cliff' Averted With Small Food Stamps Cut
www.huffingtonpost.com
WASHINGTON -- To prevent a spike in milk prices, the "fiscal cliff" budget deal awaiting President B...

"Consider that during the 2009 show, Griffin...
Christopher Herman 3:19pm Jan 1
"Consider that during the 2009 show, Griffin dropped an F-bomb. The year before she directed a vulgar oral sex reference to a heckler. Last year she stripped down to her underwear.

Yet CNN keeps inviting her back.

Boggles the mind, doesn't it?"
Kathy Griffin Kisses Anderson Cooper's Crotch On National Television
drudgegae.iavian.net
No matter what vulgar thing Kathy Griffin does on CNN's live New Year's Eve show, the folks at the s...

Christopher Herman 5:12pm Dec 30
 
Blueseed: Floating Bilderberg Cities Where the Elite Control the Masses
occupycorporatism.com
Blueseed is a San Francisco startup corporations that plans to launch a floating city 12 nautical mi...

Christopher Herman 12:58pm Dec 30
 
The War We Never Fought: The British Establishment's Surrender to Drugs
www.amazon.com
Peter Hitchens demolishes the arguments for liberalising legislation on drugs and offers a brilliant...

Christopher Herman 9:17am Dec 30
 
Anatomy of an Air Attack Gone Wrong - By Letta Tayler
www.foreignpolicy.com
SANAA, Yemen — The villagers who rushed to the road, cutting through rocky fields in central Yemen, ...

Christopher Herman 9:17am Dec 29
 
Rich Chinese Crash the Communist Party
online.wsj.com
When the Communist Party elite gathered last month to anoint China's new leaders, seven of the natio...

Christopher Herman 9:16am Dec 29
 
Brazil Taps China's State Grid
online.wsj.com
State Grid, China's largest grid operator, won the Brazil license to build and operate a set of powe...

Christopher Herman 9:10am Dec 29
 
Phil Gramm: The Multiple Distortions of Wind Subsidies
online.wsj.com
In The Wall Street Journal, Phil Gramm writes that producers get so much from the government that th...

Christopher Herman 12:58pm Dec 30
 
Abolition of Liberty
www.amazon.com
Crime is a political football - both left and right are terrified of seeming "soft" on the issue, bu...


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