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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint Chrysogonus

Saint Chrysogonus (probably Emperor Diocletian’s time) was an early Christian Saint venerated both in the Catholic & Orthodox Churches. There is little information about his life & deeds, until our days he remains a mysterious Christian Saint. They say that … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Marcus Eremita

Marcus Eremita or Marcus the Ascetic (IV-V AD) was a monk, author of numerous spiritual ascetic texts canonized by the Orthodox Church. There are a few facts about his youth & life before he became a monk. Macarius of Alexandria … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, here are some curious criminal events happened in April 1634 at the background of the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648). I should notice that the world has not become a safier place since that epoch: Paris, the 9th April, … Continue reading

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Russian Ballets: Don Quixote

In 1869  Ludwig Minkus (1826-1917), a ballet composer of the Austrian origin invented a ballet-comedy “Don Quixote”. It was performed for the first time on the 14th of December 1869 & had an incredible success. To highlight the authentic Spanish … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Simeon of Verkhoturye

Simeon of Verkhot’urye or Simeon of Merk’ushino (1607-1642) is a venerated Russian Saint who began a tradition of simple hermit living & who is also believed to be the guardian of the Ural & the Siberian lands. There is little … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1633: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, no matter intense battles, the air of peace has appeared in our historical tidings. Indeed, the life goes on while the Thirty Year’s War (1618-1648) is moving to so desired Pax…It is 1633 yet & only negotiations are … Continue reading

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Voyage de Siam par l’Abbé de Choisy 1685-1686 III

Esteemed Readers, we have reached the Canary Islands! Hurrah! We are sailing Northeast. It is too far from Siam yet, however the spirit of a true journey is with us: Aboard the Oiseau, 13 March 1685 “…We are going to … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint Nicholas

  Saint Nicholas of Myra is one of our main Patron Saints. In Russian he has several other names: Nikolaj Ug’odnik, Sviat’itel Nikolaj,Nikolaj Chudotv’orets/Wondermaker. In the Orthodox tradition he is Saint Patron of sailors, prisoners, orphans.There are numerous reconstructed churches … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles II

Esteemed Readers, I hope that this pretty riddle of the 17th century perfect for frosty weather worldwide will warm you up no matter its sense. Good luck! “I’m water but not liquid. I’m a humid powder formed by Jupiter. However … Continue reading

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Louis XIV Asks Riddles I

  Esteemed Readers, it is already 2021 & we go on our section of the historical riddles. This time I have chosen a very romantic one as soon St Valentine’s comes. Let it be a good hint for you. Good … Continue reading

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