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.
Being a semi-devoted fan to the "Age of Sail", you would have thought that I knew something about the formation of the United States Navy which coincided withand was precipitated by America's 1st War on Terror almost 200 years ago.
It is a fascinating history and on this day of rememberance and thanksgiving I intend to learn more about those who fought this particularly forgotten (and yet oddly familiar) war.
And if any of you reading Paradosis are veterans or are active duty, Thank you VERY much for your service. We honor you today.