Thursday, October 30, 2008

First step into the New Life in Christ....

pic by Dn. Taras at Andy Lanteigne's baptism.
hmm....wonder whose knees those are! :-)
There are many more photos from that day, including some wonderful ones in the altar of things we never get to see-- when our website gets revamped, it might be possible to make an educational slide show!
Oooh! Hey, Vic-- I just discovered we can actually add a slide show to the blog here, with photos hosted at Flickr. Would you like to try your hand at it?

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Hi All,

its been a while since this blog has hosted any discussion, so I thought I would ask around and see what is out there.

I have never been taught much about money. My parents did a good job of ensuring that I knew the value and importance of tithing, so that has never been a question in my life, but I had no idea that Usury was such a big deal, recently I came across a video, which I have posted here that explains the way that banks make money. It shows that in the past, money was based on an agreed upon measurement of gold that the bank had and could produce on request, but now banks give out loans based on other people's agreements to pay back loans, which in essence, is a license to print money. This video explains in cleverly simple graphics and clear language how Usury is the cause of the problems that we are facing economically. It doesn't mention it specifically, but the inference is not hard to make or see.
A sort of local monk once told me that participating in the banking system was less than ideal, but as people who live in the world, there are not many options. Perhaps barter systems or interest free banking is an option?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Coffee Cup Commentary Podcasts now online!

I was asleep at the wheel, apparently-- Fr. Lawrence's regular Podcast is now online at Ancient Faith Radio!

I only found out when a listener sent this message to Fr.:

"I just wanted AFR and Fr Lawerence to know how much I am being blessed by this wonderful podcast . Also Fr Lawerence, thank you for the wonderful Akathist to Jesus Christ "Light to those in darkness". I heard about it through another podacst on AFR at a time when I needed to read and meditate upon it and I was able to order a copy. I was just listening to AF talk as I was cleaning and it caught my ear. The Holy Spirit works in His own way! Glory to God!"

Monday, October 13, 2008

Memory Eternal-- Barbara Sokolov

Mat. Barbara Sokolov fell asleep in the Lord yesterday. Some of our members will remember her and her late husband, Fr. Victor, from their service at Holy Resurrection Vancouver and the Holy Cross UBC chaplaincy in the late 198os before returning to the U.S. Please remember the family in your prayers.