Thursday, May 22, 2008

First there was the "Onion Dome"...

Or maybe not, but I was aware of it first.

But now, I discover this (thanks, I guess, to Abu Daoud): a good source for Christian news

which, as AD discovered, brought us this:

"Proverbs 31 husband' justifies beer habit"

"Well," thought I, "Wonder what the 'Onion Dome' is up to these days?" Whereupon I found this:

"New Catechumen Whips Lax Parish into Shape"

Which brings me to the point: you can tell a great deal about a tradition by knowing what its members argue over among themselves. Give me debates about rites, calendars, ikonography, liturgical language, and even Christology (within certain boundaries), over fights such as those occurring in the Anglican Communion these days. In the former, there are really no fundamental issues at stake.

1 comment:

Alice C. Linsley said...

Yes, the Anglicans are suffering on many sides. The seeds of modernism and heresy, even apostasy, have come to full bloom among them. A lesson for the Orthodox never to take the Faith once delivered for granted.