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September 5, 2011

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We thank 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. 

As Thou, Father, art in me and I in Thee; that they also may be one in Us. (John 17:21)

Christopher Herman 4:49pm Sep 4
Anti-Virus Pioneer Evgeny Kaspersky: 'I Fear the Net Will Soon Become a War Zone' - SPIEGEL ONLINE -

Evgeny Kaspersky is one of Russia's top Internet virus hunters and IT entrepreneurs. In a SPIEGEL in

hristopher Herman 4:48pm Sep 4
The Threat Next Door: A Visit to Ahmadinejad's Nuclear Laboratory - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - Internat

A recent United Nations report reinforces suspicions that Iran's nuclear program may be serving mili

Christopher Herman 4:42pm Sep 4
Pakistan's Nuclear Bomb: 'We May Be Naive, But We Are Not Idiots' - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - Internat

He built Pakistan's nuclear bomb and is accused of having sold his knowledge to Libya and Iran. Sinc

Christopher Herman 4:27pm Sep 4
Safer Sex: Greens Warn against Dangerous Dildos - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Germany's Green Party is worried about the health risks of sex toys. Dildos and vibrators contain da

Christopher Herman 4:24pm Sep 4
SPIEGEL Interview with Henry Kissinger: 'Mao Might Consider Modern China to Be Too Materialistic' -.

For decades, former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, 88, has been a keen observer of China. He

Christopher Herman 4:22pm Sep 4
Controversial Genetic Tests: German Parliament Allows Some Embryo Screening - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News.

A new measure passed by German lawmakers will let would-be parents test fertilized embryos for possi

Christopher Herman 4:18pm Sep 4
Sins of the Flesh: Church Shaken by Sexual Abuse Allegations in Africa - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - Int

Following a series of abuse cases in Europe and North America, revelations have emerged of sexual ab

Christopher Herman 3:50pm Sep 4
Your Internet Privacy is at stake: Resist the Temptations of the Cloud! - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

In the age of cloud computing, technology companies decide which programs users can load on to their

Christopher Herman 3:18pm Sep 4
Vertical Farming: Can Urban Agriculture Feed a Hungry World? - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Agricultural researchers believe that building indoor farms in the middle of cities could help solve

Christopher Herman 3:15pm Sep 4
Interview with Former Russian Prime Minister: 'What Will Happen After Gadhafi?' - SPIEGEL ONLINE - N

In an interview with SPIEGEL, 81-year-old former Russian Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and chief

Christopher Herman 3:11pm Sep 4
SPIEGEL Interview with Top Jesuit Priest: 'We Kept Quiet about Sexual Abuse for Too Long' - SPIEGEL.

Jesuit priest Klaus Mertes, the director of Berlin's Canisius College, sent shock waves through the

Christopher Herman 2:59pm Sep 4
Shrinking Population, Growing Poverty: Germany Offers Alarming Statistics on Children - SPIEGEL ONLI

Despite substantial subsidies aimed at increasing the birthrate, the number of children in Germany c

Christopher Herman 2:59pm Sep 4
The Birth of the 'Fifth Estate': William Dutton on 20 Years of the World Wide Web - SPIEGEL ONLINE -

In a SPIEGEL interview, William Dutton of the Oxford Internet Institute discusses how fundamentally

Christopher Herman 2:54pm Sep 4
Mossad's Miracle Weapon: Stuxnet Virus Opens New Era of Cyber War - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - Internat

One year later, there is not an Internet security firm or government of a major country that is not

Christopher Herman 1:54pm Sep 4
Reconstruction after Gadhafi: European Firms Hoping for Big Business in Libya - SPIEGEL ONLINE - New

Berlin may have stayed out of the fight for Libya, but German companies hope to profit from its reco

Christopher Herman 2:20pm Sep 4
A Land Without Children: Why Won't Germans Have More Babies? - SPIEGEL ONLINE - News - International

Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has pumped billions into Germans' pockets to encourage them to

Christopher Herman 1:53pm Sep 4
"What I found liberating in Christianity is that Christ had defeated the power of death through His resurrection so that there are no more endless cycles of birth and death in reincarnation, and it is no longer the law of karma that has power over you, but the power of grace though Christ’s victory over sin, death and the devil. The Buddhists are so frightened by karma, because they are frightened by the prospect of reincarnation into a lower realm, but there is no fear of God, since God does not exist. But in order to achieve good karma there are so many difficult regulations and requirements to be achieved; it is as if there was no grace of God."
MYSTAGOGY: A Young Buddhists Path Towards Orthodox Christianity

I was raised in a Buddhist family; my father is a government servant and my mother is a house wife.

Christopher Herman 1:47pm Sep 4
US court documents reveal inner workings of CIA renditions

Clare Algar: Paper trail casts light not only on destinations and planes, but on the finance and log

Christopher Herman 5:29pm Sep 3
"Supporting the theory, the recent upsurge in autism rates has coincided with certain social changes, including an unprecedented movement of women into math and science professions, which in turn may have encouraged the meeting and mingling of like-minded — and like-brained — future parents. The dotcom boom further raised the social capital of high systemizers, making them more sought after as mates. It's possible that people with higher than normal levels of autistic traits have been reproducing more than ever before.

The theory is still largely speculation, shored up by seductive anecdotes about Asperger's appearing unusually commonly in MIT alums and their children, though in a recent study in the Netherlands, Baron-Cohen found that kids living in Eindhoven — the Dutch Silicon Valley — were to two to four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than kids in two other similar, but less tech-centric regions."
Could the Way We Mate and Marry Boost Rates of Autism?

In this week's paper issue of TIME, author Judith Warner explores a provocative theory about why rat

hristopher Herman 5:23pm Sep 3
How Texas Gov. Perry Pursued Federal Aid He Now Decries | Swampland |

Back in 2003, lobbyists under Perry’s direction went to Capitol Hill to lobby the Republican Congres

Christopher Herman 5:22pm Sep 3
The Deep Aggie Roots Of Would-Be President Rick Perry | Swampland |

From his first "Howdy!" to the frequent thumbs-up gestures that punctuate his speeches, Rick Perry m

Christopher Herman 5:19pm Sep 3
"While Perry is staking his cam­paign on Texas being the top net jobs cre­ator, Perry’s ver­sion of Texas being “Open for Busi­ness” isn’t about low taxes and less regulation as much as it is about doing busi­ness with foreign companies, including selling off Texas’ sovereign land and public assets to foreign creditors, an issue which Perry’s first television ad uses to take aim at President Obama.

Aside from the P3s, Texas has 20 active deals going with the Chi­nese and has 32 for­eign trade zones (FTZs), a vehicle to ease the flow of for­eign goods into the United States that are chalk full of tax breaks for importers. Perry’s office promoted these FTZs in a doc­u­ment enti­tled Foreign Trade Zones: Texas Wide Open for Busi­ness and even ded­i­cates a web site for Texas FTZs,

A recent Wash­ington Post article doc­u­ments Perry’s work to get Chi­nese government-owned telecom communication company Huawei, to base its U.S. operations in Texas, a company that the U.S. government has deemed a threat to national security noting that “three times since 2008, a U.S. government security panel has blocked Huawei from acquiring or partnering with U.S. companies because of concerns that secrets could be leaked to China’s government or military.”

Perry’s coziness with the Chinese and foreign investors exposes a huge weak­ness in his right flank — illegal immigration and open borders. The Trans Texas Corridor has been linked to the global plan to economically integrate North America, with the eventual goal of a common security perimeter modeled after the European Union. Perry ushered in in-state tuition for illegals and has long been an obstacle to immigration reform or any Arizona-style immigration law.

Perry’s record paints a much different picture than what candidate Perry would have us believe that he’s a states rights, Constitutionally limited government conservative that’s responsible for the “Texas miracle.”"
Rick Perry tied to the U.N.'s Agenda 21, globalist policies | August Forecast & Review
Rick Perry's record as governor of Texas reveals that he is pro-Globalist, pro-Free Trade and willin

Christopher Herman 4:57pm Sep 3
"In eight years as vice president, he said very little in his own defense despite being pounded from inside and outside the administration. His aides were equally tight-lipped. Mr. Cheney writes that this was deliberate, in order not to undermine President Bush by drawing attention to his own role. Even for journalists who shared his views, he was a lousy source. This memoir is his first extended attempt to tell his side of these policy fights, and his account is well worth the time."
Mission Accomplished

It's hard to believe now, but Dick Cheney was once a favorite of the Washington establishment...This

hristopher Herman 4:19pm Sep 3
"Have You Heard of the Lipid Hypothesis?

If not by name, you’ve certainly heard of the concept behind the “lipid hypothesis,” and that is that dietary fat causes heart disease.

This flawed theory was largely spread by Ancel Keys, a diet researcher for whom military K-rations are named, and it was because of the lipid hypothesis that Americans were soon encouraged to substitute vegetable-based fats for animal fats, and to avoid red meat completely.

However, when Keys published his analysis that claimed to prove the link between dietary fats and coronary heart disease, he selectively analyzed information from only six countries to prove his correlation, rather than comparing all the data available at the time – from 22 countries.

As a result of this "cherry-picked" data, government health organizations began bombarding the public with advice that has contributed to the diabetes and obesity epidemics going on today: eat a low-fat diet.

Of course, as Americans cut out nutritious animal fats from their diets, they were left hungry. So they began eating more processed grains, more vegetable oils, and more high-fructose corn syrup, all of which are nutritional disasters."
7 Reasons to Eat More Saturated Fat by Joseph Mercola
So please do not shun saturated fats from your diet. If you’d like to get the most tailored informa

Christopher Herman 5:32pm Sep 2
The Incorruptibles: A Study of the Incorruption of the Bodies of Various Orthodox and roman Catholic Saints and Beatification

The stories of 102 canonized Saints and Beatification whose bodies were found incorrupt long periods after t

Christopher Herman 5:26pm Sep 2
MYSTAGOGY: St. Symeon the Stylite According To Evagrius Scholasticus

The body has been preserved nearly entire until my time [about 580 A.D.]; and in company with many p

Christopher Herman 4:43pm Sep 2
The Obama Effect

Koch argues that if the staunchly pro- Israel, heavily Jewish and reliably Democratic NY-9th elects

Christopher Herman 3:08pm Sep 2
"Al Jazeera reports that David Welch, who was Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs in the US Department of State between 2005 and 2008, met on August 2 with Gaddafi officials in the Four Seasons Hotel in Cairo, Egypt. According to a Libyan intelligence memo from the meeting, Welch, who now works for Bechtel Corporation, gave the Gaddafi officials tips on how “to win the propaganda war” against the rebel National Transitional Council (NTC). He also instructed them to undermine Libya’s rebel movement by relying on several “confidence-building measures”, including controlled intelligence leaks aimed at manipulating the news output of Arab and Western media."
Ex-Bush official advised Gaddafi until early August, documents show

Intelligence documents found at the headquarters of Libya’s abandoned spy agency appear to show that

Christopher Herman 3:06pm Sep 2
Rembrandt Chose Jewish Models To Depict a More Realistic Jesus –

Rembrandt intentionally relied on Jewish models to depict an unprecedented (and not without controve

Christopher Herman 2:54pm Sep 2
Libya: the minister, the Tory donor and a contract to supply oil

An oil firm whose chief executive has bankrolled the Conservatives won valuable rights to trade w

Christopher Herman 2:49pm Sep 2
Patron Saints Index Topic List
Saints Index: Alphabetical List of Topics. Part of the Patron Saints Index. Each saint has biographi

Christopher Herman 2:47pm Sep 2
St Gemma Galgani: Patron Saint of the poor and unemployed

This website is devoted to Saint Gemma Galgani with over 70 articles and many of her writings, along

Christopher Herman 4:12pm Aug 30
"Furthermore, it is encouraged with an undercurrent of anger, which you can sense when you come into contact with this life and this world—there is actually a very powerful undercurrent, which is in fact the power of evil. There are many different reasons for this anger (and this anger is filled with pride), this power, this dominance, this exertion of an individual right to take care of oneself, and have something be whatever "I want it to be." It is a very powerful thing. So people, especially in California, are coming out and voting to have gay marriages legalized. This has already happened in some other states. But it is not that people are just standing back meekly, saying, "I want to be with my partner." It is actually a campaign, a fervency to force themselves and you to accept their ideology. "
Nun Cornelia (Rees), Dr. Lynne Pappas. Shifts in Paradigms. An Orthodox Psychiatrist on Homosexualit

" the heart of this whole struggle is people's desire to be loved, to find a place where they f

Christopher Herman 3:32pm Aug 30
MYSTAGOGY: Saint Nephon II, Patriarch of Constantinople (+ 1508)

Saint Nephon, Patriarch of Constantinople, was born in the Peloponnese peninsula in southern Greece

Christopher Herman 3:22pm Aug 30
Another saint with incorruptible relics
MYSTAGOGY: Saint Job of Pochaev (+ 1651)

In his zeal for the preservation and propagation of the Orthodox Faith, and to counteract the propag

Christopher Herman 2:52pm Aug 30
Gadhafi a gold bug? Finally, a believable conspiracy

In 2009 – in his capacity as head of the African Union – Libya's Moammar Gadhafi had proposed that t

Christopher Herman 12:48pm Aug 30
'I Didn't Change. The World Changed'

...the more compelling and relevant stories found inside Mr. Cheney's book involve opposition and di

Christopher Herman 11:36am Aug 30
"One of the leaders of the coup against Gorbachev was a dedicated Stalinist Politburo member named Islam Karimov, who was President of the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic. After the failure of the coup, he embraced the idea of Uzbek independence in order both to escape retribution for his part in the coup and to maintain Stalinism in his little part of the Soviet Empire.

(A digression, but one of Karimov’s first acts in independent Uzbekistan was to order the Uzbek Supreme Court to pardon Alisher Usmanov, a notorious gangster jailed by the Soviet Union. He is now the third richest man in Britain).

Karimov has to this day maintained the Soviet institutions in Uzbekistan and even increased the levels of repression, with absolutely no civil or political liberty, and commercial freedoms restricted to his immediate family and friends.

So Karimov, the world’s most notorious torturer, must be NATO’s number 1 remaining enemy, right?

No, actually. He is NATO’s best friend.

Karimov is the major conduit for land supplies to NATO forces in Afghanistan, is host to Germany’s forward airbase, is a most valued member of NATO’s “Partnership for Peace”, is a recipient of NATO military training and equipment.

Because NATO does not care in the least about dictators. It likes them if they forward NATO’s interest in Central Asian or Middle Eastern oil and gas, and if they host NATO military logistics. Karimov can murder hundreds, keep 10,000 political prisoners in desert gulags. Bahrain can become a torture camp. NATO really does not care. Every time you hear a NATO spokesman telling lies about their mission to protect civilians, remember the tortured of Uzbekistan."
Craig Murray » Blog Archive » Why We Must Leave NATO

The Guardian had a major feature last week on the 20th anniversary of the attempted coup against Mik

Christopher Herman 11:31am Aug 30
"There is no cause to doubt that, for whatever reason, the support of the people of Sirte for Gadaffi is genuine. That this means they deserve to be pounded into submission is less obvious to me. The disconnect between the UN mandate to protect civilians while facilitating negotiation, and NATO’s actual actions as the anti-Gadaffi forces’ air force and special forces, is startling."
Craig Murray » Blog Archive » Sirte – the Apotheosis of “Liberal Intervention”
The “rebels” are actively hitting Sirte with heavy artillery and Stalin’s organs; they are transport

Christopher Herman 10:49am Aug 30
"The Tea Party’s rhetoric of defending the little guy against the powerful has always seemed discordant to the left, which regards such class consciousness as its own domain. The left has long identified itself with the idea of two classes in society – the common people and the power elite – each with its own, usually conflicting, interests. When left-wingers speak this way, conservatives like Limbaugh accuse them of “class warfare.” But neither side grasps the full picture: in fact, it was the classical liberal tradition that first employed the class analysis that has survived to this day in altered forms."
Marxs Tea Party by Anthony Gregory
“There was a theory of class conflict developed by classical liberals before Marxism and on which Ma

Christopher Herman 9:52am Aug 30
MYSTAGOGY: The Incorrupt Relics of Saint Athanasios the Great

The relics of St. Athanasios the Great of Alexandria are currently preserved under the new St. Mark

Christopher Herman 9:50am Aug 30
"In the days of Paisios, the hieromonk of Mytilene, there occurred in the Kalyva of St. John the Theologian the miracle of the entire cutting of the wine cup, to show the fathers present that before Christ both John the Forerunner and John the Theologian have the same boldness before God. "
MYSTAGOGY: The Miracle of the Cutting of the Wine Cup

Source: Ascetical Personalities and Guidance From Athos. Translated by John Sanidopoulos.

Christopher Herman 9:41am Aug 30
Iran: Christians, not Nukes, Are the Real Story

Our media elite focus on the threat of a nuclear Iran, while ignoring the plight of Christians in th

hristopher Herman 10:03am Aug 26
"The other thing Gaga goes on about in interview after interview is how much she loves all her fans, lives on their energy and would do anything for them. But this love is vampiric, and only works as long as fans are kept at a distance: little monsters to the mother monster, paws up on command. Gaga presents a facade of all glamour, all the time, and that's a prophylactic barrier to two-way engagement (even more so than the 'ear condom' she suggests to haters in the lyrics for 'Judas'). Gaga has her photograph taken at yoga class, in full wigs and makeup. Gaga appears on American Idol, but Gaga could never exist as she does now if she had ever competed on that show. What traces of pre-stardom Gaga exist online were presented only after the fact of her stardom had been well-established as inevitable, and she herself does not discuss them. While there's a comment function on her YouTube Gagavision series, she doesn't respond to comments either."
The Quietus | Opinion | Black Sky Thinking | Lady Gaga's 'Judas' & The Betrayal Of Netocracy

'Born This Way' is kind of offensive... because she uses all the new technologies that break down ba

Christopher Herman 9:37am Aug 26

Christopher Herman 9:36am Aug 26
"When the Forbes Richest List first started close on 100 years ago it was well populated by names of American families renowned for their wealth, like Rockefeller and Vanderbilt. Today the world’s richest man is Carlos Slim Helú, a Mexican telecommunications magnate whose business interests are said to be worth about $74 billion. That’s $18 billion more than Bill Gates and $24 billion more than Warren Buffett, the world’s second and third richest men.

Slim was taught business by his father who was an immigrant trader. By the age of 12 he had bought his first shares in a Mexican bank. Fifty-five years later The Wall Street Journal ran a cover story on him saying he was possibly richer than Bill Gates. By March 2007 Slim had eclipsed Warren Buffet. A couple of months later he really was richer than Gates.

Slim might be the richest man in the world, but is he influential and does lucre readily translate into clout that counts? Guest says Slim’s fortunes were largely built off the back of government connections and that cash seldom buys political power, but can purchase a megaphone."
Just how powerful are the people with brains and money really?

How big is the global elite? This depends on how you measure elitism, but money is the easiest becau

Christopher Herman 5:52pm Aug 25
At last, a reason why stress causes DNA damage
“We believe this paper is the first to propose a specific mechanism through which a hallmark of chro

Christopher Herman 5:26pm Aug 25
How many species on Earth? 8.7 million
Furthermore, the study, published today by PLoS Biology, says a staggering 86% of all species on lan

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