The Abdication: Some Thoughts on the 100th Anniversery

Yesterday was the centennial of the day that ended the Church Age. I'm speaking of the forced abdication of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia. Liberals, Democrats and other assorted Republicans finally got their wish when a delegation of them forced Nicholas' train to a standstill and presented him with the instrument of abdication. Nicholas was at the end of his tether and because of the disastrous Great War, saw no way out. Worse, his heir, Tsarevich Alexei was a hemophiliac, a fact that … [Read more...]

Watching Official Narratives Die in Real Time

I realize that it's a bit premature to celebrate the existence of the Internet. Don't get me wrong, it's been a boon of gigantic proportions. It's every bit as revolutionary as Johann Gutenberg's invention of the printing press way over half a millennium ago. But like all inventions, there's always a downside. As Wikileaks just proved with its release of Vault 7, our electronic gadgets can (and often are) used against us. Smartphones, smart TVs and our web-browsers can be turned on at … [Read more...]

This is How the Long Game is Played

I've long marveled at the capacity of the Russians to play the Long Game. This includes the ability to provoke at the right point, absorb painful setbacks, feign defeat and then come roaring back consolidating their gains on the geostrategic battlefield. Syria is one such battlefield, Ukraine is another. First, let us consider the consolidation of the eastern Ukraine by the Russians. Oh, you haven't heard? While no one was looking, Vladimir Putin got the eastern part of that country. … [Read more...]

This is what “Flooding the Zone” Looks Like

You gotta hand it to the Trumpster. He's playing for all the marbles. We're seeing an example of it here: it's called "Flooding the Zone". What's his endgame? To strike at the former King (i.e. Obama). As Frederick the Great said: "L'audace, l'audace, toujours l'audace." Obama is about to learn a thing or two about audacity --as well as setting up a shadow government. This is an exciting point in history. We're actually witnessing a high-stakes poker game played on a … [Read more...]

What I Saw at the Reburial –Part III: Finale

It's been exactly a year since I had the great honor of attending the translation of the relics of the Venerable Dmitri of Thrice-blessed Memory. I realize that's a long time and it's been a disservice to many of my readers here. For that I apologize. Anyway, where was I? Ah yes. It was about one o'clock when the hearse from the cemetery pulled up with his remains. A few more people had started coming. Milos Konjevic of course was there. Fr Gerasim had asked me to put on an … [Read more...]

Judge to priest who stole $100K from church: You abused position of trust

Source: The Chicago Tribune A Greek Orthodox priest from Chicago who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from his church had his felony theft conviction reduced to a misdemeanor Wednesday. A judge in Milwaukee agreed to instate the lesser conviction after the Rev. James Dokos satisfied the terms of his yearlong probation, including 40 hours of community service, which he fulfilled by volunteering in a Chicago church. Dokos, 64, will continue to avoid jail time if he pays a … [Read more...]

Move Along, Nothing to See Here: Sweden Edition

That poor dear, Donald J Trump, 45th President of the United States. He keeps on misspeaking doesn't he? It seems he stepped in it big time last Saturday, when at a rally in Florida, he said "look at what happened last night in Sweden". Immediately, people pounced on him. "Why, there was no terrorist attack in Sweden last night, you silly old fool!" "What have you ignorant red-staters done to us? You've saddled us with a serial liar who makes up facts as he goes along!" Except that … [Read more...]

As We Enter into Great Lent…

...I ask for forgiveness from one and all. Forgive me my failings, trespasses and sins. As God forgives, I forgive. Let us pray for each other. … [Read more...]

Regarding the Matter of Milo Yiannopoulos

As a conservative, I've come to admire Milo Yiannopoulos. Despite being a flamboyant homosexual, he's done more to destroy the cult of Political Correctness than any ten movement conservatives I can think of. (I'm looking at you George Will, Evan McMillan and Rich Lowery.) That's not to say I approve of his lifestyle. Far from it. But here's the thing: the same PC culture that he's helped overturn, has made it impossible for ordinary Christians, conservatives and traditionalists to … [Read more...]

Turkey, the US, the Deep State and the Police State

INTRODUCTION Denzel Washington recently said something profound: "If you don't read the newspapers, you're uninformed; if you do read the newspapers, you're misinformed." (He also refused to reveal who he voted for.) I'd say he hit the nail right on the head. That's something we need to bear in mind. I'd add a corollary: "Today's villain was yesterday's hero." These pithy thoughts are worth considering because at the end of the day, truth doesn't really matter, not as far as the … [Read more...]

Now I See Why They Got Rid of Benedict

This is one of those times in which I don't known whether to laugh or cry. I realize that the title for this blog posting is a bit inflammatory but there's no other explanation I can think of for the hasty resignation of Pope Benedict XVI. And now that we know that it was the product of a secret conspiracy by certain liberal cardinals, it's all starting to make sense. Yesterday, Pope Francis made an "impassioned plea". He said that "Moslem terrorism doesn't exist" but that the … [Read more...]

Pornography is an Affliction for Young Men. And It’s Been Mainstreamed.

It comes from the depths of hell to destroy their characters before they can grow into a healthy sense of who they are. Source: Minneapolis Star and Tribune February 12, 2017. By Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse I am old enough to remember the sexual revolution and its dubious promises that once moral restraints on sexual behavior were removed, a new golden era would dawn in which everyone would live happily, carefree and satisfied. It didn’t turn out that way. Today I deal with the … [Read more...]

Time for another Time-Out? Civil War Edition

As it seems to happen every so often on Monomakhos, tempers seem to flare. The latest brouhaha is about comments made by some (myself included) regarding the imminence of civil conflict. Now, I want to make something perfectly clear: I am not advocating nor am I agitating for any type of civil conflict. Ever. Period. I can't make it any more plain than that. Therefore, I reserve to ban anybody who advocates one or insinuates that I do. That being said, what I wish to be --or not … [Read more...]

Super Bowl LI: Some Thoughts

Well, that was the game of the century. Probably the millennium. I used to wonder who was the greatest quarterback of all time. Dan Marino? Joe Namath? Johnny Unitas? Now we know. No more need for guessing. Tom Brady is that man. This was poetry in motion. We'll probably never see a game like this ever again. OK, now for some random thoughts (in no particular order). 1. The Left is still in major freak-out mode. The "curse of Trump" was supposed to doom his team. It's … [Read more...]

Isn’t Free Speech Wonderful?

It's times like this that I'm glad I live in a country in which free speech is protected by the First Amendment. Oh, please forgive me, I must have been dreaming. As I write these words, Milo Yiannopoulos has had to cancel a lecture he was going to give at UC Berkeley. There's full-blown riot; fires are being set. Mayhem is everywhere. Thousands of "scholars" who are in hock for tens of thousands of dollars in order to be exposed to different ideas are behaving in ways that would make … [Read more...]

More Trouble at Holy Cross

In case you were wondering what what happening at Holy Cross and whether things have quieted down, well, wonder no more. Monomakhos has received this letter. It paints a dire picture. We are publishing it for informational purposes as we personally don't have a dog in his fight. I'm sure that there are two sides to every story and Fr Chris Metropoulos did great work over at the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN). We would be willing to publish his side of the story if he's so … [Read more...]

CNN Accidentally Commits Truth

Shockingly, CNN, one of the premier Fake News Networks of the Neoliberal age, committed truth the other day. I'm sure it was an oversight but the damage was done and couldn't be censored in time. Jake Tapper interviewed Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii. Gabbard, a liberal Democrat and Army veteran of Iraq went on a secret fact-finding mission she to Syria and had just returned. While there she interviewed President Assad as well many ordinary people in Aleppo and Damascus. There … [Read more...]

A Tale of Two Theologians

I recently ran across this amazing video interview on Freedomain Radio. The host, Stefan Molyneaux, interviewed Iben Thranholm, a Danish theologian who is presently on an EU watch list simply because she's a committed Christian who won't buy the Neocon line about Russia. She's traveled to Russia several times and gotten to see the Christian revival there first-hand. Also, I'm pleasantly pleased by her fidelity to traditional Christianity. I don't know whether she's converted to Orthodoxy … [Read more...]

God Bless America!!!

Well, so now it's official. Our long, national nightmare is over. His Sumblime Majesty, Barack Hussein Mustafa Abdul-Aziz Obama (may he live for a thousand years!) and his lovely wife Bruno have departed on Marine One. They take with them an astounding collection of screeching cry-bullies, infertile cat-ladies, feminazis, beta-males, numales, sodomists and sodomites, trannies and assorted castrati. Joining them will be the #neverTrumpers of the cuck-right. Enjoy the next few years in the … [Read more...]

T Minus 2 Hrs 20 Min and Counting…

I could barely sleep last night. Our long, national nightmare is about to be over. More to follow... … [Read more...]