Saturday, November 21, 2015

The Battle for Macedonia

"The unseen Athonites and the Battle for Macedonia"

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Popularity of Male Asian Idols

Even if they are rather effeminate -- RS McCain:

As to why so many teenage girls prefer pouty “sensitive”-looking boys, psychologists long ago explained this as a manifestation of sexual immaturity. Conventionally masculine adult males are too intimidating for the adolescent female to imagine them as romantic partners. The implications of her own role in a relationship with such an imposing figure — what it would mean to be a man’s partner — understandably frighten the girl; it is more comfortable to focus her affection on a somewhat effeminate boy/man. Indeed, from the perspective of developmental psychology, it might be considered inappropriate if a 13- or 14-year-old girl chose an overtly “macho” romantic idol. However, it is even more inappropriate to expect adult men to conform their behavior so as to appeal to the immature emotional needs of adolescent girls, and yet Ms. Gibson sees no problem in demanding that men emulate “excellent examples of masculinity” like a make-believe pirate from a Disney movie or an elf-prince from Middle Earth.

As for why adolescent women give a pass or are even interested in displays of affection (quasi-homoerotic behavior) between members of the say boy band? Or are interested in shoujo anime featuring romance between males? A projection of intense female affectivity onto male friendships? Or a projection of the same sort of sexual "flexibility" that immature women have?

What does one say about a 40-year-old divorcee's proclaimed crush on Justin Bieber to her class? Creepy?

Friday, November 20, 2015

The Relics of St. John Chrysostom

NEW in #TheSounding - My Encounter with St. John Chrysostom. #myOCN

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, November 20, 2015

Thursday, November 19, 2015

History Is Written by the Victors

A New Reconstruction: The Renewed Assault on Southern Heritage by Boyd Cathey
Commute traffic seems to be getting worse and worse. Getting tired of the Silicon Valley, "blue" California, and Mainlanders.

California is too far gone to be any major reaction in the large population centers, though they may depopulate for other reasons. I wouldn't miss those (D) voters. Europe Belongs to Us

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

A Few Photos from the 50th Anniversary Celebration

Photo Credit: Helen Sinelnikoff-Nowak

Posted by Holy Virgin Cathedral of SF on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Not Natvity Yet

Christmas music was being played at the Office Max I visited yesterday...

Come Receive the Light! Terry Mattingly and Fr. Chris discuss family, faith and celebrating Christmas. #CRTL

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, November 16, 2015

Prince of Peace

Prince of Peace - "When we are most vulnerable and feel we are in danger of losing everything, Christ is our peace."

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, November 18, 2015

For Purely Propaganda Purposes

Or is there actually a woman on this police counterterrorist team? Chilling new face of police in Britain: Female 'robocops' dressed in military fatigues and armed with semi-automatic rifles are new face of counter-terrorism

Jin Se Yeon in a Saeguk

Can't wait to see the chemistry between Go Soo and Jin Se Yeon - 진세연!

Posted by Soompi on Monday, November 16, 2015

Korean chick flick?

What a beautiful trio of friends!

Posted by Soompi on Monday, November 16, 2015

Next fall!!! Who can wait that long?

"Saimdang, the Herstory" will be entirely pre-produced, which is extremely rare in today's drama industry.

Posted by Soompi on Tuesday, November 17, 2015


miss A's Suzy looks so gorgeous in these hanboks 󾌧

Posted by Soompi on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Body Trailer

Not a documentary about Elle Macpherson, THE BODY is a Hitchcockian thriller about two girls sneaking to a party they're not supposed to, and... a body. Check out the trailer below:

Posted by TwitchFilm on Thursday, November 12, 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Cappella Romana's Latest

WPRB 103.3 FM's Classical Discoveries program featuring our new #Cyprus recording is now available for archive listening! Listen now:

Posted by Cappella Romana on Monday, November 16, 2015

Norcia 2016 Calendars

Do you have a 2016 calendar yet? Get your wall calendar here and support the Monks! We have an outdoor theme this year, and the photos are stunning!

Posted by Monks of Norcia / I Monaci di Norcia on Friday, November 13, 2015


Liam Neeson on Silence

Peter Martin reports from Los Cabos, where Liam Neeson talked about working with Scorsese again on SILENCE. Liam ran into old acquaintance Ewan McGregor, resulting in this image:

Posted by TwitchFilm on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Miracle Fighters Remake

What?Whatwhatwhatwhat? WHAT?!!

Posted by TwitchFilm on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Good Alt Movie?

Sean Else's BLOOD AND GLORY tells of a rugby match in an English concentration camp (indeed a British invention) during...

Posted by TwitchFilm on Monday, November 16, 2015

Ip Man 3 BTS

Besides the US trailer, this Ip Man 3 making-of video also features plenty of Wing Chun action and is well worth checking out.

Posted by TwitchFilm on Saturday, November 14, 2015


Ladies and gentlemen: we have a visual!After much rumor, anticipation and trepidation regarding Bruce Lee's...

Posted by TwitchFilm on Thursday, November 12, 2015


Virginia First by Lyon G. Tyler

Except Not Everyone is Capable of Dialectic

Especially SJWs.

Something that socons (and "conservative" Catholics) fail to realize? In Search of Civil Discourse by Erika Bachiochi, linking to Randall Smith (part 1 and 2)

Some Aristotelian realism about people is warranted, rather than tired presuppositions of liberalism.

Of Course He Did

The president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops reiterated his encouragement for the American Church to welcome refugees, even after Friday’s attacks in Paris.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

One of My Favorite Places to Visit

Divine Liturgy Has Been Celebrated Daily in Our Cathedral for 50 Years
Archpriest Peter Perekrestov
November 6, 2015, was the 50 th anniversary since the first Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Cathedral of the Mother of God “Joy of All Who Sorrow” in San Francisco, CA. Protopriest Peter Perekrestov, Senior Priest of the cathedral, granted an interview to Zhurnal Moskovskoj Patriarchii (Journal of the Moscow Patriarchate).

Akathist to the Theotokos, Joy of All Who Sorrow
Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos, full of Grace, Joy of all who sorrow!

Appeal By the Clergy and Parish Council of the Cathedral of the Mother of God "Joy of All Who Sorrow" in San Francisco
Our cathedral is the only parish church in North America where evening services and Divine Liturgy are celebrated daily, uninterruptedly for the last 50 years.

How Many Bishops Appreciate the Western Tradition of Iconography?

A Call to...

Catalonia and the Southern Tradition by Brion McClanahan

Ross Douthat, The Crisis of Conservative Catholicism


Gail Tverberg on JHK's Podcast