Since when does Advent have seven weeks you may ask? For centuries of unbroken tradition in the Orthodox Church which keeps the Nativity Fast for the seven weeks before Christmas as it keeps the seven weeks of Lent before Easter.
Day: October 19, 2011
UPDATED 10/20/11: see below This morning
Occupy Wall Street’s most defining characteristics—its decentralized nature and its intensive process of participatory, consensus-based decision-making—are rooted in other precincts of academe and activism: in the scholarship of anarchism and, specifically, in an ethnography of central Madagascar.
You have to really be paying attention to know it’s happening, but the Occupy Movement is now more than one-month old.
Today we read a story of Jesus’ breaking one of the Ten Commandments.
All of us have come to understand that we believe in a country that was founded on the principles of freedom and hope. People have come to us, legally and illegally, because of these very principles. They are here seeking living wages. They are here seeking life and abundance. And with that, we should make this nation worth of their search. It is our responsibility to speak morally and seek cooperation with politicians to find a solution.
Reverent, pompous, attentive, energetic, bored, sloppy: it’s remarkable how one community can project a completely different ethos from another even when many of the other elements are the same.