Percy Show, Αγγλία, 1933: Η συνεισφορά μιας γάτας στην ασφαλή οδήγηση

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Percy Show, Αγγλία, 1933:

Η συνεισφορά μιας γάτας στην ασφαλή οδήγηση

Ἡ νυχτερινή ὁδήγησι ἦταν ἄκρως ἐπικίνδυνη μέχρι λίγο πρίν τόν Β´ Παγκόσμιο Πόλεμο, ἀφοῦ οἱ προβολεῖς τῶν αὐτοκινήτων δέν ἦταν τόσο δυνατοί, ἐνῶ δέν ὑπῆρχαν σημάδια στό ὁδόστρωμα γιά νά προειδοποιοῦν γιά τυχόν στροφές. Οἱ περισσότεροι Βρεταννοί ὁδηγοί προσανατολίζονταν χάρι στίς ράγες τοῦ τράμ πού βρίσκονταν στούς δρόμους, ὅμως, στή δεκαετία τοῦ 1930 πολλές ἀπό αὐτές τίς ράγες εἶχαν μεταφερθῆ ἀλλοῦ. Τά μάτια, ὅμως, μίας γάτας θά ὑποκινοῦσαν κάποιον νά ἐπινοήση ἕνα μηχανισμό πού θά ἔκανε τήν ὁδήγησι πιό ἀσφαλή.

Τήν ἐποχή ἐκείνη, ἕνας ὑπάλληλος ὁδοποιΐας, ὁ Percy Show, ταξίδευε συχνά μέ τό αὐτοκίνητό του λόγῳ τῆς δουλειᾶς του καί εἶχε συνειδητοποιήσει πόσο δύσκολη καί ἐπικίνδυνη ἦταν ἡ νυχτερινή ὁδήγησι σέ δρόμους γεμάτους μέ στροφές. Μία νύκτα τοῦ 1933 γεμάτη μέ ὀμίχλη, ὁ Show ἐπέστρεφε στό σπίτι ὅταν πρόσεξε δύο μικρά πράσινα φῶτα, πολύ κοντά τό ἕνα στό ἄλλο. Ἀπό περιέργεια κατέβηκε καί πρόσεξε ὅτι τά δύο “φῶτα” πάνω στά ὁποῖα εἶχαν “πέσει” οἱ προβολεῖς τοῦ αὐτοκινήτου ἦταν τά μάτια μίας γάτας πού κάθονταν στό φράκτη. Τότε κατάλαβε ὅτι κατευθύνονταν κατευθείαν πάνω στό φράκτη καί ὅτι οὐσιαστικά ἡ γάτα τοῦ εἶχε σώσει τή ζωή.

Τή στιγμή ἐκείνη ἀναρωτήθηκε ἄν θά μποροῦσε νά φτιάξη ἕνα μικρό μηχανισμό πού θά τοποθετοῦνταν, σέ μικρή ἀπόστασι τό ἕνα ἀπ᾽ τό ἄλλο, πάνω στό ὁδόστρωμα καί τό ὁποῖο θά ἀντανακλοῦσε τά φῶτα τῶν διερχόμενων αὐτοκινήτων, προειδοποιώντας κατά κάποιο τρόπο τούς ὁδηγούς γιά τήν πορεία τοῦ δρόμου.

 

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Why Orthodoxy?

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JOURNEY TO ORTHODOXY

After years of spiritual wandering and disillusionment, and studying all religions, I am entering the Eastern Orthodox Church: How I discovered new meaning in the word “catholic” and the true challenge of a Christian life

“In His unbounded love, God became what we are that He might make us what He is.” —St. Irenaeus (d. 202)

I am in love. The object of my affection, or rather, my devotion, is not a person per se, though it is very much alive. It has been alive for 2,000 years, persisting through seemingly insurmountable odds, and in that time it spread from the eastern shores of the Mediterranean north and east, ultimately to the shores of Alaska and the New World. Now it is very much established and thriving here in the US. What is this thing that has become such a defining part of my life?

I have fallen in love with the Orthodox Church.

It is difficult for me to render into words an account of the transformation that this awakening has wrought in all areas of my life. I feel myself to be at last truly satisfied, spiritually and emotionally. I feel enriched beyond description after years of an ever-present void. From the depths of my heart I sense that I am now a more fulfilled Christian, and above all I know that I am a more inspired human being. Sadly in this Continue reading “Why Orthodoxy? – Ryan Hunter, USA & Scotland – From Roman Catholicism to Orthodoxy”

Saint Nathalan (St Nachlan), Bishop of Tullich, Scotland (+678) – January 19

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The ancient Cowie Church of St Nathalan in Scotland

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Saint Nathalan / Nachlan

Bishop of Tullich, Scotland (+678)

January 19

Saint Nathalan or Nachlan (+678) is a saint who was active in the district now known as Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He is also known by the names Saint Nachlan and Saint Nauchlan.

Saint Nathalan was born in the village of Tullich, for which he was eventually appointed as bishop. The earliest church in Tullich was founded by Saint Nathalan in the 7th century. He also built churches at Bothelim and Colle. He was a nobleman who cultivated. He possessed a large estate, which he cultivated and distributed his harvest generously to the poor. He was one of the Apostles of that country.

Saint Nathalan is reputed to have built the first small chapel on the windswept clifftop at Cowie sometime during the 7th century.

One very rainy summer the great saint, in a moment’s weakness, cursed the rain which was hindering the harvest. In penitence for his great sin in cursing God’s creation, Saint Nathalan padlocked his right arm to his right leg, tossed the key into the River Dee and set off to walk to Rome to seek forgiveness. Upon reaching Rome he sat down to supper. However, when he cut open the fish laid before him he found the very key that he had thrown into the Dee many months previously. A pool in the river nearby is still known as “the key pool” for this reason.

Saint Nathalan died on 678.

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We are a small monastic skete of the Russian Orthodox Church in the British Isles. We are especially blessed to celebrate the ancient British liturgy of Saint John the Divine as well as the Liturgy of Saint John Chrysostom.

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Eastern Orthodox Divine Liturgy in Isle of Iona

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Interior in a pre-schism chapel

At Bickleigh in Devon

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