The Road to Hell

Back in the 80s, there was a hit movie from France called La Cage aux Folles (“birds of a feather” more or less); a comedy about homosexuality and hypocrisy, which often go hand in hand.  A young couple wanted to get married and because the father of the prospective groom was homosexual, he persuaded his partner […]

Strange Bed Fellas

Batholomew’s camp cursed Metropolitan Onuphry of Kiev on his name-day when everybody else was wishing him well. June 12th is the feast day of St Onuphrius of Egypt.  (This falls on the 25th according to the New Calendar.)  And so, following tradition, pretty much all of the local Churches wished His Beatitude, Metropolitan Onuphry of […]

The Loss of a Generation

One of our commentators, Mother of Five, touches on something that threatens the very survival of our Church.    As I read this, I am reminded of Christ’s teaching: But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, […]

Is it Time to Go to Papa?

Orthodox Christianity reported this week that Patriarch Bartholomew was not appreciative of Archbishop Chrysostomos of Cyprus efforts to keep the Church together for some odd reason. The Archbishop of Cyprus got the hint and knew he wasn’t wanted so he threw in the towel.  The question is why?  Why would Bartholomew object to Chrysostomos’ peacekeeping […]

Reading Between the Lines –by Jim Jatras

An interesting perspective from one of our guest contributors, Jim Jatras . . .   Upon closer reading, the reported denial published on (link and text below) of the account in Monomakhos of plans to take the Orthodox Church in America (OCA) under the authority of the Patriarchate of Constantinople is not as clear cut […]

The Curious Council

I believe it was FDR who said “there are no coincidences in politics.” The older I get, the more inclined I am to believe it. A few months ago, Vice President Joe Biden was awarded a humanitarian award by the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. “Hmmm…” I thought. That’s curious. Even for the leadership of […]

Season’s Greetings: “Palestinian Christmas Tree Of Terror”

We here at Monomakhos have long recognized that the Middle East is a smoldering cauldron of intense hate. Truthfully, it’s a sticky wicket trying to figure out who the bad guys are. As a non-interventionist (and budding America-Firster), all I know is that we should steer clear of that entire region. If we don’t, we’ll […]

“Earn Your Trident Every Day”

That’s the motto of the Navy SEALS. Please take the time to read the following essay about what really happened in Benghazi. Thumbnail: two Navy Seals –Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty–fought off two waves of attackers, killing sixty before they themselves were killed. In laying down suppressive fire, they enabled twenty Americans to escape with […]