Monday, October 31, 2022

Remembrances for November – 2022


Dear friends, if you have time, please pray for these members of the Southern family on the day they reposed.  Many thanks.

But one may ask:  ‘What good does it do to pray for the departed?’  An answer is offered here:

Along with prayers and hymns for the departed:

5th – Carrie Tuggle.  ‘Mrs. Tuggle was a person of unique strengths. She excelled in the areas of education, social work, and religion.’

9th – Pierre Laffite, the gentlemanly, rascally pirate of Barataria Bay, Louisiana.  He and his brother Jean are well-known for their role in the Battle of New Orleans and other acts of mischief.  Quintessential lovable rogues.  New Orleans’s Grace King gives details of their life:*.html

10th – Lott Carey, Colin Teague:  Both were slaves in Virginia who purchased their freedom and then became missionaries in West Africa.

14th – Booker T. Washington, a prominent leader in the postbellum South

15th – Ambrose D. Mann, a colorful character who worked in the Confederacy’s diplomatic corps

15th – Roy Clark, a talented musician and comedian, perhaps best known for his work on the TV show Hee Haw

20th – John Lejeune, a Cajun fellow who had a big impact on the uS Marine Corps.

22nd – Mary Boykin Chesnut, a valuable author and historian of the South

23rd – Louisa McCord and Marion Montgomery, a couple of very versatile and talented writers

24th – John William Corrington, another notable recent Southern author, hailing from NW Louisiana, one who unapologetically loved his Southern identity.

Also, to celebrate some of the saints of November from the South’s Christian inheritance of various lands, follow this link on over:


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!

Friday, October 28, 2022

uS Military/Intelligence Is Weaponizing Religion in the Ukraine


A tactic used many times by the federal government of ‘Christian America’ to undermine enemies from within:

Russia's security establishment exposes US creation of, and support for, destructive religious groups, with the intention of destabilizing Ukrainian society and undermining Ukraine's historic religion, Orthodox Christianity.


Most important points in the article:


- The growth of these cults is a deliberate strategy orchestrated from Washington, i.e., the CIA.


- A goal of this strategy is to weaken Orthodox Christianity, Ukraine's traditional and historic faith which it shares with Russia.


- There are hundreds of these neo-pagan sects in Ukraine, many of them specifically engineered to create a small group of tightly controlled radicals who would do the bidding of their 'owners', often Ukrainian tycoons or political leaders.


- Adherents to these sects and cults dominate the Ukrainian political and business elite, especially the military, which calls into question their ability to behave rationally, or with any sense of ethics.


- The author calls for adding 'De-satanization' of Ukraine to Russian war goals, coining a phrase which will undoubtedly become a regular part of political rhetoric in Russia.


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Read it all on this web page:


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Offsite Post: ‘The Other Kind of Man-Made Climate Change’


We do not intend in this essay to dismiss completely the idea that the physical activity of mankind can have widespread negative effects on the physical world.  It is well known that nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide released from the burning of hydrocarbons caused the phenomenon of acid rain, which took a heavy toll on forests, architecture, and so on.  And that the use of certain pesticides has devastating effects on our key pollinators like bees and butterflies.

Neither, however, should anyone accept the idea that a harmless compound like carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere from a car tailpipe or a power plant is causing every serious weather disaster nowadays (catastrophic anthropogenic global warming, CAGW, per Jeff Sadow) – from hurricanes to ice storms to heat waves, etc.  Especially when CO2 is a known plant fertilizer, and when there is new doubt about the ability of CO2 in the atmosphere to cause heating of the earth (the greenhouse gas effect).

What we do want to focus on is another kind of catastrophic man-made climate change that no one seems to be talking about – the kind that arises because of our rejection of God’s covenant of love.  The Holy Prophet Moses warns us,


15 "But if you will not obey the voice of the LORD your God or be careful to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command you this day, then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you. 16 Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the field. 17 Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading-trough. 18 Cursed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground, the increase of your cattle, and the young of your flock. 19 Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out. 20 "The LORD will send upon you curses, confusion, and frustration, in all that you undertake to do, until you are destroyed and perish quickly, on account of the evil of your doings, because you have forsaken me. 21 The LORD will make the pestilence cleave to you until he has consumed you off the land which you are entering to take possession of it. 22 The LORD will smite you with consumption, and with fever, inflammation, and fiery heat, and with drought, and with blasting, and with mildew; they shall pursue you until you perish. 23 And the heavens over your head shall be brass, and the earth under you shall be iron. 24 The LORD will make the rain of your land powder and dust; from heaven it shall come down upon you until you are destroyed (Deuteronomy 28:15-24).

Examples of this abound in the Holy Scriptures.  What was the cause of the Great Flood in Genesis or of the 3 ½ years of drought under the Holy Prophet Elijah?  What will be the cause of the devastating plagues described in the Book of Revelation?  Mankind’s rebellion against God.

And now that we are seeing more droughts, plagues, etc., we are doing everything we can NOT to acknowledge our flight from God as the cause, but trying instead to pin the blame on something else, anything else, but that.  Thus, new cults like CAGW, for example, are created.

No institution is safe from this effort to diminish the All-Holy Trinity and enlarge some other deity (CAGW, LGBT rights, CRT, evolution, communism, and so on).  The public schools are an essential part of the indoctrination effort; it is therefore imperative that conservatives/Christians push back against that with their own ideals.  Daniel, the Patriarch of the Orthodox Church in Romania, gives us some guidance and encouragement and justification in this regard:

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The rest is at


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!

Friday, October 21, 2022

‘New England’s Sabbath Rest’


How you have longed all these years for someone

To lead you to the Promised Land, Yankee man –

Bradford and Mather;

Edwards and Emerson;

Whitman and Eddy.

But the non-Orthodox cannot know

The right road to the blessèd end:

Forty times forty years in the wilderness,

But your vain wandering is renamed Progress,

And it is ordained that it shall never end.

The process of Becoming is now

The whole of a man’s life and duty.

To the surprise and demise of your pride,

You must look not far into the future,

But deep into your past, to enter

Into your much sought-for Sabbath rest,

Back to the days of a holy king,

Sigebert, and a holy bishop,

Felix, who gave your forefolk the East Angles

A new Father, God Almighty, Maker

Of heaven and earth, and a new Mother,

The Orthodox Church, the Body of Christ,

The Son of God, penetrated thoroughly

By the deifying energies

Of the Holy Ghost.


                                                In the waters

Of Baptism and the oil of Chrismation,

The evils that torment your thoughts by day

And haunt your dreams at night – the fear of death,

The guilt of sin – will be utterly crushed.

In the bosom of the Church, you will find

Release from cares.  Then your true journey

Of progress and transformation will begin –

The unending ascent into the Infinite God,

A motion that is still and stable,

A rest that is dynamic action.


To read more about Sts Felix and Sigebert, head to this page:


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!