Wednesday, July 12, 2006

from bad to worse

Tensions in the Holy Land continue to climb, as Hizbullah has joined the fray by taking two of its own Israeli POWs and firing rockets across the border from Lebanon.
Since thou art a liberator and deliverer of captives, a help and succour of the poor and needy, a healing physician of the sick, a contender and fighter for kings, O great among Martyrs, the victory-clad George; intercede with Christ God for the salvation of the souls of Palestine!
Great-martyr George is the recognized patron saint of Palestine (along with several other countries). A good place to start on information about Orthodox Christianity in Palestine is this piece by Maria Khoury.

2 comments:

papa herman said...

Just wanted to let you know that I stopped by and visited your blog.

Trevor said...

Cool! That makes a grand total of two visitors that I know of. I could make up an encouraging statistic here--that for every comment, 3000 people actually visited. Wow! Now I feel really good about myself :-)

Seriously, I'm glad you stopped by. Hope you found something useful or at least entertaining.