Popes, Emperors, Kings & Laity

“Even in his brightest hours fallen man is never far from disaster.” History as seen from an Orthodox Catholic viewpoint. Compare and contrast with history taught in secular state education in almost any country in the West during the past forty years which very often inculcates, consciously or unconsciously, a Marxist bias obsessed with either…

Novena to the Holy Spirit

  A novena is a prayer said once every day for nine consecutive days for a particular intention.  Oh Holy Spirit, You are the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity! You are the Spirit of truth, love and holiness, proceeding from the Father and Son, and equal to them in all things! I adore You…

A prayer to St. Joseph

  A prayer to obtain a conversion O Glorious Patriarch St. Joseph, who merited to be called ‘just’ by the Holy Ghost, I urgently recommend to thee the soul of ————————- (Name), which Jesus redeemed at the price of His Precious Blood. Thou knowest how deplorable is the state and how unhappy the life of…

Skylax of Karyanda

  One afternoon in Oman while out cycling on a mountain bike in the semi-desert of Ibri I discovered a fort. Incidentally there are two towns of this name in Oman but this Ibri is more isolated and further north. Up above I saw two Egyptian vultures gliding effortlessly overhead against the clear deep blue…