An unworthy Deacon, named for the brother of God: James, striving to "work out his salvation with fear and trembling" within the Tradition (paradosis) of the Eastern Orthodox Faith. It is a strange and marvelous journey, and I am accompanied by the fourfold fruit of my fecundity. My wife, the Matushka or Diaconissa Sophia, is my beloved partner in the pursuit of Theosis, and she ranks me in every way.
So, in 2006 "the Intercollegiate Studies Institute’s (ISI) National Civic Literacy Board, conducted a survey of some 14,000 freshmen and seniors at 50 colleges and universities. Students were asked 60 multiple-choice questions to measure their knowledge in four subject areas: America’s history, government, international relations, and market economy."
I took it and received a score of 83.33% (50 out of 60). I was disappointed that I did so poorly...or so I thought.
Then I saw the results from colleges around the country. And while I feel better about myself, this does little to encourage me about the future leaders of this country coming from Ivy League schools and knowing about as much about history and civics as my 11 year old.