Wanting to revamp the website. This blog may or may not be a part of what I want to do, except for maybe archival purposes.

ETA: glacier.


This site is mostly old stuff that has been gathered from multiple sites (mainly Tumblrs, not sure what else). In the multiple exports and imports, it’s gotten quite muddled and such. Or something. I dunno.

Anyways, this site is therefore filled with (sometimes garbled) posts by other people that I shared on Tumblr… proper attribution is more than likely not included. Sorry.

I would like to do something with this site someday, but for now, all I have is this.


Sorry I haven’t put anything here yet. Been busy with other stuff. You can follow me on Twitter if you like. @philharwell

On Evangelism


“imageIt is very egotistical to want to save only oneself. It is easy to save yourself, but to save yourself and your neighbor is much harder. One must think about people who do not know Orthodoxy, do not know the true faith, one must remember that they are dying spiritually. Our goal is to bring them to faith.”

- Fr. Adrian Augustus, 21st Century Orthodox Missionary to Pakistan

Pray for your enemies


If a man wants God to hear his prayer quickly, then before he prays for anything else, even his own soul, when he stands and stretches out his hands towards God, he must pray with all his heart for his enemies. Through this action God will hear everything that he asks.

- Abba Zeno

immerlein Theotokos of the Unburnt Bush   You…


Theotokos of the Unburnt Bush. 

You showed Moses, O Christ God,
An image of your most pure Mother
In the bush that burned yet was not consumed,
For she herself was not consumed,
When she received in her womb the fire of divinity!
She remained incorrupt after her pure childbearing!
By her prayers, O greatly merciful One,
Deliver us from the flame of passions,
And preserve your people from all harm!

—Kontakion (Tone 4)