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"There was no other choice"

Originally posted on Tavi's Corner:
? Eugenia and Gheorghe Hasu. Photo from Ioana Hasu’s collection, used with permission. Let me tell you a story. After fighting as a soldier for his own country, a young man returns home. There…

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Come and see "indescribable beauty"

Originally posted on Tavi's Corner:
It is Holy Week for Orthodox Christians–a week of indescribable beauty. A week of sadness, but also of incredible joy. For the entire week, every day, every hour, and every minute are governed by…

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Places of regeneration

Originally posted on Tavi's Corner:
The Holy Dormition Monastery in Michigan, one of my places of regeneration ? There are certain places in this world which have healing power. Some of them are spatial; others are temporal. Alyosha Karamazov was…

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Moments of life with Neil Diamond

I have the feeling I forgot something in the hotel room. And I am bothered by the fact that I couldn’t check in for my flight. “We could not reserve seats for all passengers. You need to check in at … Continue reading

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The journalist and the philosopher

The journalist and the philosopher are both engaged in study. Journalists are trained to look at the world around them. They describe it, and they see its sins. And they become righteous. Philosophers are trained to look at the world … Continue reading

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Nursing students and being human

There is always a very humbling experience when I participate in a graduation or a pinning ceremony. This is not because I feel that I may have contributed in any way to the development of these students. In fact, I have … Continue reading

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The thirds, nameless people for whom there is no song

Originally posted on Tavi's Corner:
? Many may be familiar with Taylor Swift’s song Style (I included a video of it below). I have listened to it many times, but it was only this morning that it made me wonder…

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Christ is risen!… Now… what?

Originally posted on Tavi's Corner:
?   Today is the Sunday of the Resurrection for Orthodox Christians. It comes at the end of the Holy Week, the most beautiful period of the entire year. Its beauty stems precisely from…

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I Am a Nobody for Whom Someone Is On a Cross

Originally posted on Tavi's Corner:
When I was a child, my aunt took me one day to a monastery close to where I lived: the monastery at Sambata de Sus, Romania. A blind monk lived there, Father Teofil; he…

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Giving definitions and Grushenka’s spring onion

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? I do not eat meat. As one may imagine, whenever I arrive at this topic in a conversation, I always get this reply: “So you are a vegetarian.” This is a fairly safe…

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