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Knighthood.......

Knighthood.......

Glendalough view  Glendalough (valley of 2 lakes) is one Irelands most important monastic sites.

Tree Portal, Glendalough, Ireland photo via fairytale A Tree fit for a castle a picture fit for my pintrest

Monk Bar (in York) dates from the early fourteenth century. Built with four storeys the Bar is the tallest of the four Bars and could well of operated as a self contained    fortress. As with Bootham Bar it still has it's portcullis                The Bar currently houses a museum dedicated to the infamous (some would say) King Richard III

Monk Bar (in York) dates from the early fourteenth century. The Bar currently houses a museum dedicated to the infamous (some would say) King Richard III

spiritual first aid kit.  this would make a great house blessing gift!  :)

Today is the last day to register for the Orthodox Education Webinar that will be happening tomorrow! Illumination Learning and Orthodox Christian Network has prepared a fantastic learning experie…

Rasputin: The Mad Monk - Short story with reading comprehension worksheets.  Based on the true story of Grigori Rasputin.

Rasputin: The Mad Monk - Short story with reading comprehension worksheets. Based on the true story of Grigori Rasputin.

The Means of Communication issue of Lapham’s Quarterly contains a fabulous collection of complains and marginal notes by the monks assigned to copy manuscripts in the era before the printing press. With their bitchy complaints—“I am very cold,” “Oh, my hand”—they insert themselves into the holy texts and often, in the process, disrupt the sanctity of the words they’re supposedly copying: “Now I’ve written the whole thing: for Christ’s sake give me a drink.”

real complaints medieval monks scribbled in the margins of illuminated manuscripts. These days the margin notes might include complaints about processing speeds and bandwidth.

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