Happy Thanksgiving!

And so, today, we come upon another day of Thanksgiving.  Although a secular holiday, it is quite religious in nature.  It is in fact, one of the main days of the American civil calendar which appeals to all cross-sections that make up the American nation –precisely because it is sacral in nature.  

We have much to be thankful for.  Even in perilous and (for many) penurious times such as this, we can still take time to thank the Lord for His many blessings.  In fact, it is often because of suffering and privation that we become more cognizant of His providence.  

Gail and I have much to be thankful for:  for our respective families, for each other, our Church, and our nation.  

And last (but certainly not least), we are thankful for each and every one of you, our readers, our commentators and those who have contributed financially to the Blog.  You —all of you–are what keeps this Blog going, what makes us grateful and gives us the drive to get up each and every morning and write our stories and do our research.  It is a work of love and we love doing it.  (I guess that means we love each and every one of you!)

We couldn’t do it without you.

And so, we wish you all a happy and blessed Thanksgiving!  May the Lord look kindly upon us and continue to shower His blessings as we close out this year and look forward to the next.

Pax vobiscum.  Let’s try to love one another.



  1. A happy Thanksgiving to George and Gail with special gratitude for your constant labor of love which is this weblog. I am a not-so-recent convert who sometimes gets the impression the Orthodox Church is so heavenly minded that it’s no earthly good. Call me worldly, but my frame of reference goes far back to a time when there were religious standards and a climate of self-restraint in our society. You two and your readers and commenters encourage me to think that other Orthodox are actively engaged in the counteraction against the devilish powers that seek to destroy our nation. Keep up the good work!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you all, George and Gail! And glory to God for all things!

  3. Deacon John says

    Happy Thanksgiving to both of you and May God grant you many more. I’m very grateful for this blog. I enjoy the articles and being able to visit other Orthodox websites from this site is pretty awesome. I don’t always agree with everything said but family doesn’t have to always agree with each other but should always love one another

  4. Happy Post Thanksgiving Blessings to you both George and Gail. We are all enriched with your dedication, knowledge and love of our rich Orthodox faith along with political and medical updates. God Grant You Many Years.

  5. Happy Thanksgiving to the creators and readers of Monomakhos!

  6. This is in such poor taste and so offensive that I had to retweet it and share it with you all as a Thanksgiving Day gift. Enjoy.

    • George Michalopulos says

      Between Kyle Rittenhouse and Nicholas Sandmann, they could bring the Fake News Industrial Complex down.

  7. Happy Thanksgiving to all. I think it’s God’s providence that for those of us on the traditional Church calendar, Thanksgiving hardly ever falls during the Nativity Fast… just sayin’ 🙂

    This one never gets old…. a wonderful Thanksgiving Day podcast from Fr Thomas Hopko of blessed memory, from more than a decade ago now.

    I still love listening to this every November.


  8. Happy Thanksgiving to our esteemed hosts and to all Orthodox brothers and sisters on this site. I am so thankful to be here in such good company.

    From today’s Epistle: Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing. And we urge you, brethren, to recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. (I Thess 5:11-12)

    George and Gail, we recognize you for your labor and we esteem you highly in love for your work’s sake!!! Amen, amen, amen.

  9. George Michalopulos says

    I just wanted to put this here: