Sunday, December 12, 2010

Russian Olympics 2014

The Orthodox Church looks forward to the Russian Olympics in 2014

Just in case you aren't an Ortho-geek: St. John the Faster

10 comments:

the daily convert said...

that's funny enough to make it through the work week.

dare i say that is on my top ten orthograph list.

however, due to the constant impersonations between my wife and i of the benedict/darth bartholomew/luke ecumenical dialogue, i would have to say, it is still number one.

Trevor-Peter said...

Actually, despite claims that Moscow is the Third Rome (and therefore successor to Constantinople), under Turkish law, St. John the Faster must race as a Turkish citizen. But the real powerhouse to watch is Ukraine (which some say is the real reason Russian leaders are so sore over Ukrainian independence), with Macarius the Faster, Mercurius the Faster, Pimen the Faster, Theophanes the Faster, Zeno the Faster, and its own John the Faster (who recently responded to a reporter's question about the famed Patriarch of Constantinople, "You may find it less confusing to refer to me as John the Fastest").

s-p said...

Trevor Peter, You are truly an Ortho-geek! LOL!

subdeacon said...

Unfortunately, John the Hut-Dweller never made it out of the starting shack.

justjamey said...

Did St. John the Forerunner get disqualified?

Chrys said...

This one may leave an indelible grin.

But it does qualify your post on Dec. 4th since the Orthodox Church is very fast indeed - or it is so at least half of the year (and presumably feasting the rest).

My guess is that John the Forerunner would have to open the ceremonies carrying the Olympic censer.

As for John the hut-dweller, he may yet rally once he meets Maximus the hut-burner.

Dianne said...

Oh, man. This Orthograph, and the comments, are hilarious. Kind of an Orthodox version of one of the best Monty Python sketches ever: The Philosophers' World Cup soccer match.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92vV3QGagck

s-p said...

Dianne, I LOVE Monty Python, this one is a classic.

Adam Sheehan said...

As always, I appreciate your humor, S-P.

But more, I found the link to the background on St. John The Faster very instructive.


Thank You....

TeddyG said...

Shouldn't John the Fastest be thinner than John the Faster and John the Faster thinner than John the Fast? Frankly, I believe that St. Mary of Egypt should be on that podium.