Archytas of Tarentum,
Man the Demiurge,
Cassius Dio’s Caligula,
Не смущайтесь, если мало кого признали. Английские православные они такие: понапишут умное на непонятном, а нашему человеку как быть?
Потому что ежели православный человек это как англичанин Henry Hopwood-Phillips, написавший эссе
У Генри, историка Византии, есть твиттер Byzantine Ambassador и пустой холодильник.
i read two books while homeless in bangkok. one was flaubert's madame bovary. the other was kafka's metamorphosis. i was a very pretentious homeless man.— Byzantine Ambassador (@byzantinepower) February 27, 2021
"μακάριοι οἱ πεινῶντες νῦν, ὅτι χορτασθήσεσθε. μακάριοι οἱ κλαίοντες νῦν, ὅτι γελάσετε" very literal in this case. Lovely tweet. I miss mine too. Amazing what the smell of food can do to memory.— Ye Olde Philologer Cokedril (@PhiloCrocodile) February 27, 2021
One of my favorite parts of Sunday service.— Edmond Shami (@EdmondShami) February 28, 2021
Orthodoxy in Jordan pic.twitter.com/wXo5SgVAo8
Несколько строк об английском православном человеке:
He graduated with a first in Classics from Royal Holloway, and went into banking for a few months after. Deciding the professional class held no appeal for him, he entered the marines and felt quite at home. But everything changed one night at a London bar. After being caught accidentally carrying a hunting knife in his jacket, leftover from a trip to Bulgaria, he suddenly found himself facing serious – and false – charges for using it in a bar fight in which he played no role other than an observer.
He was promptly discharged from the marines, with a five year prison sentence seeming inevitable. A girlfriend at the time urged him to turn to God for help. Having nothing to lose, he made a promise to God that if He got him through the trial without a prison sentence, he would spend his life in service to Him. ‘God’ kept His end of the deal, so Mr. Hopwood-Phillips became an Anglican ordinand right away. His aptitude and enthusiasm for theology made for sensational sermons and a good relationship with the church, but in the end they had to part ways. “I was getting absolutely smashed and sleeping with women,” he chuckles. “I love God but I love life. Nothing gets in the way. I want to experience everything and anything always.” He never became a full vicar.
Religion and theology remain at the very core of Mr. Hopwood-Phillips’ views about history, life, and civilisation, and since leaving the Anglican Church he’s converted to Russian Orthodoxy, impressed by the faith’s “honesty” and “intellectual rigour”.
Красный диплом (Древнегреческий, латынь и античная литература), работа банкиром, поступление в морские пехотинцы Её британского величества, увольнение из армии, суд, "договор с Богом", семинарист, уход из сeминарии и англиканской церкви, православное крещение.