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"Those who don't learn history are doomed to repeat it"

Glancing Blows

July 16th, 2024

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The tyranny of the archetype

I first got this idea back in the autumn of 2019, when I was doing a podcast with Walrus Aurelius about Holy Warriors in Orthodoxy. We noted at the time how the only saints the Catholic Church has are monks/nuns, while the Eastern Church’s saints were of various cloth, with an interesting emphasis on the Holy Warriors.

As a Romanian, the tradition of sanctifying our national heroes is both familiar and worthwhile. Everybody u...

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