Sunday, October 23, 2011

Orthodoxy and Monarchy

Today, after the liturgy, I was talking with a reader and a subdeacon over coffee.  We were talking about books when the reader said, "The introduction to [A Gathered Radiance] contains the best explanation of why the Orthodox Church prefers a monarchy."  I expressed surprise at the idea and he the reader said, "Well, can you imagine Tolkein's last volume of Lord of The Rings set in a world of Republics?  Return of the Prime Minister just doesn't have the same power as Return of the King."

Sunday, October 09, 2011


Even though it falls short, it is worth watching.  I especially like that names modern architecture a crime.