About That Gain of Function Thing

Last year, the lovely publisher, editor-in-chief, and all-around Muse first alerted you, Gentle Reader, about something called gain-of-function.  07/31/20 “. . . I do not trust the fact that Fauci never mentioned the gain-of-function (GoF) research going on at the Wuhan Lab or explain to the American people what that is, why it’s relevant with […]

“Help Me to Hate White People”

If you’re ever wondering what kind of prayer demons would say, this one would fit the bill: “Dear God, Please help me to hate white people, or at least to want to hate them.  At least, I want to stop caring about them, individually and collectively.  I want to stop caring about their misguided, racist souls, to stop […]

The “Tighty-Whities” Debate

Our country is deeply polarized. Even people on the Left admit as much. We are in fact more polarized than the time before the War Between the States. Consider that in his Second Inaugural Address, President Abraham Lincoln made these comments about the two sides: “Both read the same Bible and pray to the same […]

“Dyadka”

For those not up on their Russian, dyadka means “uncle”. It’s not necessarily a term of affection. Sometimes, a stranger is called this term, simply as a sign of respect for somebody older. Think of it this way: in America, we say “Sir” or “Ma’am” to someone we don’t know, not “Hey you”. Such confusion […]

Are You Feeling That Biden+Regret Yet?

No? Then you’re in a very lonely club, I’d say. Looks like the Democrats in the Congress are feeling some remorse. Otherwise, why would they be ushering a bill to restrict his access to the nuclear codes? You know —him, the President. Of the United States. The Commander-in-Chief, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr. The guy that […]

Behind Closed Doors, GOA Style

Just when things can’t get any more ridiculous for the GOA, comes now a story of two “archimandrites” who got into a physical altercation in the very office of Archbishop Elpidophoros Lammbrianides.  https://concernedorthodoxchristians.wordpress.com Ordinarily, we here at Monomakhos like to stay away from lurid exposes. You know the drill: usual caveats apply, nobody is perfect. […]

In Case You Missed the Halki Summit

On global warmclimate change that is. It was late, last month. This lovely photo of the Parthenon, on Athens’ Acropolis Hill, is a nice reminder that just because all the right people say that we are facing a global crisis, doesn’t mean that it is so. Just putting that out there apropos of nothing at […]

The Fordhamites Strike Again!

It used to be that when one was called a liberal, it meant someone who was willing to consider both sides of an issue.  That is no longer the case, as is abundantly clear. In the secular sphere, herculean efforts are being undertaken to shut down free speech on the Internet.  Even the President of […]

So, Anything Exciting Happen Today?

Here I am, just minding my business.  And what do you know?  People are storming the Capitol.  Can you believe it?  I hate to say it, but I can. You see, sometime around early November 4th, 2020, the Missus and I retired to sleep.  Unfortunately, we woke up in a Third-world Banana Republic.  Where things […]

On the Centenary of the Repose of St Nektarios

A lot of things have been happening over the past few weeks.  Unpleasant things I think all of us can agree on.   Nevertheless, the Lord is still on His throne.  How do I know this?  Sure, we have the assurance of Scripture as to this, but we also have blessings which we can see (if […]