The woman in this icon is a mysterious figure. Thought to have lived in the 3rd century, in present-day Lebanon, no reference was made to her until the 7th century and, even then, doubts continued to the present day. Yet hagiographies (biographies of the saints) continued to mention her, possibly filling in details of herContinue reading “The Girl in the Tower”
Listen, lords, in bower and hall, I sing the wonderous birth Of brave St. George, whose valorous arm Rid monsters from the earth -“The Birth of St. George” as recorded by Thomas Percy in Reliques of Ancient English Poetry (1765) St. George is celebrated across Europe, hailed as a religious martyr, dragon-slayer, and knight inContinue reading “Dragon Slayer”
On this day, sixty years ago, the youngest man was elected to our nation’s highest office. His name was John F. Kennedy. John was a born-and-bred American, of Irish descent, who had been educated at Harvard and served in the United States’s Navy in World War II. In 1943, when his PT boat was rammedContinue reading “Remembering President Kennedy”
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