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Looking Far to the Future: San Marco - The Basilica of Venice in the Third Millennium

Sala del Maggior Consiglio - Great Council Chamber - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Power. Glory. Wealth. The sheer magnificence of the Great Council Chamber inside Palazzo Ducale is overwhelming. The immense hall was where the noblemen of the Great Council of the Venetian Republic convened, the 1,000 to 2,000 aristocrats who composed the most important political body of Venice and who were the guardians of the laws of State. The Great Council met for the first time in the Sala del Magg...
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Looking to the Future: San Marco - The Basilica of Venice in the Third Millennium

Sala del Maggior Consiglio - Great Council Chamber - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Power. Glory. Wealth. The sheer magnificence of the Great Council Chamber inside Palazzo Ducale is overwhelming. The immense hall was where the noblemen of the Great Council of the Venetian Republic convened, the 1,000 to 2,000 aristocrats who composed the most important political body of Venice and who were the guardians of the laws of State. The Great Council met for the first time in the Sala del Magg...
Tags: Travel, Rome, Munich, West, Venice, Istanbul, San Marco, East, Aachen, Basilica, Sala, Constantinople, Roman Empire, Hagia Sophia, University of Cologne, Venetian Republic

The Gentle Art of Tramping ~ Stephen Graham

'The adventure is not the getting there, it is the on-the-way. It is not the expected; it is the surprise; not the fulfilment of prophecy but the providence of something better than prophesied.' Sometimes a book arrives and I can barely contain the excitement, and even though I had read The Gentle Art of Tramping by Stephen Graham in a proof copy I was still delighted when this arrived... A brown paper package tied up with string á la Sound of Music, to reveal... The book and some Ken...
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Armenian patriarch in Turkey, Mesrob II, dies

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s state-run news agency says Patriarch Mesrob II, the leader of the Armenian Christians in Turkey, has died. He was 62. Anadolu Agency said Mesrob Mutafyan, the 84th Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople, died Friday at Istanbul’s Armenian Surp Pirgic hospital where he was being cared for. He had been incapacitated since […]
Tags: News, Turkey, Nation, Istanbul, Ankara Turkey, Anadolu Agency, Constantinople, Mesrob II, Mesrob Mutafyan

History’s Heroic Failures

I like to keep you up to date when I read a book I think is worth your time. I’m now reading Marc Morris’s The Norman Conquest, which is very good. I recommend it. At the simplest level it’s just a good read on a subject of immense historical importance and one with sufficient drama to allow a good writer to keep the reader engaged. But what I really like about it is how Morris approaches a comparatively ancient period with the uncertainty of our knowledge not simply addressed or hinted at but m...
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Cyprus Orthodox Church backs Ukrainian church’s independence

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus’ Orthodox Church says it supports the Ukrainian Orthodox Church’s right to independence that was granted by the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople last month, aiming to heal its divisions. The Holy Synod also said Wednesday, however, that Patriarch Bartholomew should take into account the “sensitivities” of Russians whose roots in the […]
Tags: News, Nation, Nicosia, Orthodox Church, Constantinople, Cyprus AP, Bartholomew, Cyprus Orthodox Church, The Holy Synod

A Detailed Map of Medieval Trade Routes in Europe, Asia, and Africa

Grad student Martin Jan Månsson has created this incredibly detailed map of trade route networks in Europe, Asia, and Africa in the 11th and 12th centuries. Even before modern times the Afro-Eurasian world was already well connected. This map depicts the main trading arteries of the high middle ages, just after the decline of the Vikings and before the rise of the Mongols, the Hansa and well before the Portuguese rounded the Cape of Good Hope. The map also depicts the general topography, ...
Tags: Europe, Africa, Rome, Frankfurt, Vikings, Iberia, Baghdad, Mediterranean, Alexandria, Cairo, Mongols, Jason Kottke, Europe Asia, Constantinople, Peter Frankopan, Hansa

Russian leader assails Ukraine Orthodox church reform

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has criticized Ukraine’s move to set up a new Orthodox church independent from Moscow and promised to defend religious freedom. Earlier this month, the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople granted independence to a new Orthodox Church of Ukraine, formally severing its centuries-long ties with the Russian Orthodox Church. Ukrainian President […]
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Just Call me Hephzibah

Second Sunday after the Epiphany Year C Isaiah 62:1-5   Imagine Whirled Peas… Get it? Whirled peas… If you say it fast, it sounds like world peace. It’s a clever bumper sticker; but there is no peace, is there?   They may not have had a clever bumper sticker about it but the exiles addressed in this morning’s reading from Isaiah weren’t living in peace either. But they did imagine a land of peace called Jerusalem. If you listen carefully you can almost hear peace in the very word J...
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Ethereum devs reschedule Constantinople hard fork for late Feb

Ethereum core developers have now said they will activate the proposed Constantinople upgrade in late February. The upgrade was delayed earlier this week following a code audit, which revealed that the fork would introduce security issues affecting Ethereum’s smart contracts, potentially resulting in the theft of users’ funds. As previously reported by Hard Fork, the initial delay was announced on Tuesday – less than 24 hours before the hard fork was due to take place.   This latest change of sc...
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Ethereum devs delay Constantinople hard fork due to security fears

Core Ethereum developers have delayed the scheduled Constantinople upgrade after a code audit revealed the proposed software updates introduced dangerous security vulnerabilities to Ethereum smart contracts. The Ethereum Foundation announced the change of plans late Tuesday, less than a day before a maintenance-centric “hard fork” was originally set to take place. “Out of an abundance of caution, key stakeholders around the Ethereum community have determined that the best course of action will b...
Tags: Startups, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Constantinople, Ethereum Foundation, Hard Fork, Hudson Jameson

Smartphones are paving way for the Antichrist, says head of Russian church

The Russian Orthodox patriarch has warned that the popularity of smartphones is paving the way for the coming of the Antichrist. In an interview on state television for Russian Orthodox Christmas on Monday, Patriarch Kirill warned that the widespread use of gadgets connected to the Internet has opened the possibility for “universal control over humanity”. The “devil acts very wisely” in offering people such a “toy”, he said. "Such control from one place forebodes the coming of the Antichrist,” P...
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Free: Download Thousands of Ottoman-Era Photographs That Have Been Digitized and Put Online

“Turkey is a geographical and cultural bridge between the east and the west,” writes Istanbul University’s Gönül Bakay. This was so long before Constantinople became Istanbul, but after the rise of the Ottoman Empire, the region took on a particular significance for Christian Europe. “The Turk” became a threatening and exotic figure in the European imagination, “shaped by a considerable body of literature, stretching from Christopher Marlowe to Thomas Carlyle.” Images of Ottoman Turkey were lon...
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Independence decree presented to Ukrainian Orthodox bishop

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople has presented a decree of independence to the Metropolitan bishop of the nascent Orthodox Church of Ukraine. In Istanbul on Sunday, Patriarch Bartholomew I presented the Tomos, a scroll containing the decree, in a symbolic ceremony sanctifying the Ukrainian church’s independence from the Russian Orthodox Church. He […]
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Independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church formalized in Istanbul

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople has signed a decree of independence for the Orthodox Church of Ukraine. Patriarch Bartholomew I signed the “Tomos” in Istanbul Saturday, formalizing the Ukrainian church’s independence from the Russian Orthodox Church to which it has been tied to since 1686. The move is forcing Ukrainian clerics to […]
Tags: News, Ap, Nation, Istanbul, Russian Orthodox Church, Constantinople, Tomos, Independent Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Orthodox Church of Ukraine Patriarch Bartholomew

Need to Soften on LGBT, Says Leader of New Ukrainian Church Created by Constantinople ...and having seen the political side of Roman meddling, we now see the moral side of it come into play with Frank and his merry band of homosexuals. "Homosexuality is not currently accepted in Ukraine, but the leader of their new nationalist church says, "Now we need to work on it, so Ukrainian society would accept it." God bless Russia, they may be the only ones standing against this madness by the time this is over.
Tags: Russia, Ukraine, Weapon, Religious Discussion, Frank, Constantinople, LGBT Says Leader of New Ukrainian Church Created

Merry Christmas from Venice! 2018

Merry Christmas from Venice 2018 - Photo: Cat Bauer (Venice, Italy) Venice is a Catholic city, with churches in every campo, and bells atop steeples ringing hourly throughout the town. Founded in 421 A.D. just around the time of the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, Venice naturally leaned toward the East to the Byzantium Empire in Constantinople, whose official state religion was Christianity. Its isolated position and seafaring merchant nobility allowed Venice to create a unique b...
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Ukraine Orthodox leaders approve break with Russian church

By YURAS KARMANAU and EFREM LUKATSKY | Associated Press KIEV, Ukraine — Ukrainian Orthodox leaders on Saturday approved the creation of a unified church independent of the Moscow Patriarchate and elected a leader to head that new church — a move that could exponentially raise tensions with neighboring Russia. The vote, held at a closed-door synod in Kiev’s St. Sophia Cathedral, is the latest in a series of confrontations between Ukraine and authorities in Russia, including President Vladimir Put...
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Key Ukrainian church gathering slated for next week

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said on Wednesday that local Orthodox communities will gather for a summit next week that is expected to form a new, independent Ukrainian church. The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, the Istanbul-based institution that serves as a center of the global Eastern Orthodox faith, has drafted a charter […]
Tags: News, Ap, Petro Poroshenko, Istanbul, Kiev Ukraine, Constantinople, Nation & World

How to Spend 48 Hours in Kiev, Ukraine with kids

Kiev, Ukraine is brimming with culture and history and makes a great budget family-travel destination. We share a weekends worth of best things to do in Kiev, Ukraine with kids, plus where to stay in Kiev and the city’s best restaurants. Why Visit Kiev, Ukraine? “Who vacations in Ukraine?” was the reaction of people I spoke with about my upcoming travel plans. People are often surprised at the idea of travel to less advertised parts of the world. And if those places are in the news for poli...
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Ecumenical Patriarch in Romania for dedication of cathedral

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople has arrived in Bucharest for the dedication of a cathedral to mark 100 years since modern-day Romania was created in the aftermath of World War I. The Istanbul-based patriarch Bartholomew I, considered the “first among equals” in the Orthodox world, praised the Romanian Orthodox Church Friday […]
Tags: News, Romania, Istanbul, Bucharest, BUCHAREST Romania, Constantinople, Bartholomew, Nation & World

The New York Times: Everything on Amazon Is Amazon!

  Late last week the New York Times once again joined the long line of the traditional press taking a look at both private brand and the internet giant Amazon with the release of the article Everything on Amazon Is Amazon! by journalist John Herman. The article takes a look at what going on with private brands, exclusive brands and all variations of labels and brand within Amazon. It’s an interesting read complete with quotes from myself. He closes the length article with this inciteful statem...
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Attackers target church in Ukraine amid religious split

MOSCOW (AP) — The Ukrainian Orthodox Church says unknown attackers hurled Molotov cocktails at the landmark St. Andrew’s Church in the capital Kiev and assaulted a priest. The attack followed a move by the Patriarch of Constantinople to pave the way for the independence of the Orthodox Church in Ukraine from the Russian branch of […]
Tags: News, Ukraine, Ap, Moscow, Kiev, Orthodox Church, Constantinople, Nation & World, St Andrew s Church, The Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Let Us Pray for Sinners, Even After Their Death

The Church condemns none to eternal torments. She publishes decrees to declare that one is in heaven; she has never published any to declare that another is in hell. The Rev. Father de Ravignan (1795-1858) loved to speak of those mysteries of grace called into existence, as he believed, at the hour of death. His feeling seems to have been that a great number of sinners are converted at the last moment, and expire reconciled to God. There are in certain deaths hidden mysteries of mercy and stroke...
Tags: Death, Featured, Church, Religion, Jesus, Jesus Christ, Gertrude, Calvary, Virgin Mary, Constantinople, John Chrysostom, Faith & Spirituality, St. John Chrysostom, Prayers For The Dead, St. Gertrude, Ponlevoy Life of Father de Ravignan

Ukraine transfers noted church to Constantinople patriarch

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine has turned over one of the most famous Orthodox churches in the capital for permanent use by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. The law transferring the use of St. Andrew’s Church went into effect on Saturday. The move comes after the patriarchate, whose leader is regarded as “first among equals” for […]
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Some Reflections from My Short Trip to Istanbul

At the end of October, I spent barely 48 hours in Istanbul — too quick, but I saw a lot of stuff in a short time. When planning this trip, I had a lot of different thoughts about places I could go — the American Southwest, Barcelona, London, Edinburgh, Seattle/Portland, Miami — but the thing that really sold me was a relatively cheap plane ticket that would take me to both Berlin and Istanbul. A two-fer? Sign me up. I’d been to Berlin before, but I was a bit nervous about Istanbul because it s...
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Ukraine’s president meets Ecumenical Patriarch in Istanbul

ISTANBUL (AP) — Ukraine’s president has met the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, as some Ukrainian clerics prepare to break ties with the Russian Orthodox Church. President Petro Poroshenko and Patriarch Bartholomew I spoke in Istanbul on Saturday, weeks after the patriarchate’s Oct. 11 decision to recognize the independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Russia in […]
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The language of victory: 8 ancient phrases used by Emperor Justinian

Between the fall of the western Roman Empire in the fifth century and the collapse of the east in the seventh, the remarkable era of the Emperor Justinian (527 – 568) dominated the Mediterranean region. Famous for his conquests in Italy and North Africa and for the creation of stunning monuments such as the Hagia Sophia, his reign was also marked by global religious conflict within the Christian world.When writing about the Justinian era, historian Peter Heather chooses to use both Greek and Lat...
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Russian Orthodox Church cuts all links with Constantinople

The Moscow Patriarchate rejects Constantinople's recognition of the Ukrainian Church's independence.
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Russian Orthodox Church cuts ties with Constantinople

Religious schism driven by political friction after Ukraine church granted independenceThe Russian Orthodox Church has announced it will break off relations with the Patriarchate of Constantinople in a religious schism driven by political friction between Russia and Ukraine.The Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church elected on Monday to cut ties with the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, which is viewed as the leading authority for the world’s 300 million Orthodox worshippers. Continue re...
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