February 28th, 2021

Наш Английский православный

Прочтите английский список имен и понятий:

Albert Camus,
Caligula,
Bataille,
Baudrillard,
Novalis,
Publilius Syrus,
Augustine’s Alypius,
Virgil,
Aeolus,
Petronius,
Cicero,
Archytas of Tarentum,
Seneca,
Sallust,
Trimalchio,
Ovid’s Erysichthon,
Nero,
Seneca,
Titanomachy,
Sade,
Man the Demiurge,
Macbeth,
Faustian genius,
Juvenal’s domina,
Cassius Dio’s Caligula,
Martial,
Apicius,
Kierkagaard’s dictum,
Hegel,
Nietzsche,
Pomponius,
Aufidienus Rufus,
Tiberius,
Sardanapalus,
Aristotle,
Livy,
Tacitus,
Epictetus,
Aurelius,
Isaiah,
Delacroix.

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 про дворец Путина Desire’s Death-Trap, то кто тогда россияне из РПЦ?

У Генри, историка Византии, есть твиттер Byzantine Ambassador и пустой холодильник.









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.