Category Archives: education

Louis XIV Asks Riddles XI

Esteemed Readers, as the year is moving to the end, I’d like to present you a couple of spiritual & philosophical riddles. Regard them from this point of view while you are pondering upon the answer. Here is the first … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Silouan the Athonite

Silouan the Athonite or Staretz Siluoan (1866-1938) is a Russian monk, the Saint who spent his life on the Mount Athos. He is highly venerated in the Russian Orthodox Church due his ascetic way of life & precious spiritual writings. … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, the Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648) is in progress. Even being exhausted the Imperialists refuse to sign at least a separate peace. Here are some tidings about the troop dispositions. Mulhausen in Thuringia, the 15th of September, 1634: “The … Continue reading

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La Gazette 1634: Historical News Today

Esteemed Readers, there are curious tidings coming from Italy. Today we broadcast gli affari italiani/Italian affairs important for the period of the Thirty Years’ War (1618 -1648). Rome, the 15th of August, 1634: “Last week Sieur Chigi di Sienna, – who … Continue reading

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Saints of the Russian Orthodox Church: Saint Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain

Saint Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain (1749-1809) was a Greek Saint, monk & philosopher who belongs to modern times. Dates & details of his life are known. It gives us an opportunity to learn more about real people who fulfilled … Continue reading

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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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