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Church Mouse Chronicles
33 minutes | 2 months ago
Mice Pilgrimages: Dubrava Monastery
In the first episode of the series we've been meaning to make since forever M & B are joined by M's family to visit the beautiful Dubrava Monastery on the slopes of the Zlatibor mountain. We talk about and share our experiences of this hidden jewel of asceticism that was founded in a very miraculous manner.
21 minutes | 2 months ago
Patriarch Porphyrios - Man for All Seasons
Serbs finally got their patriarch and we comment on multiple facets: what were people hoping for during the elections? Did even the atheists have their preferred candidate? (Yes) How difficult is to be a patriarch? (Very) Will we stray from the subject? (Yes)
70 minutes | 3 months ago
Bishops, Government and Miscellanea
Today we talk about... well, everything. Bishops, electing the new Serbian patriarch, how the Serbian constitution from the 19th century treated slavery, prayer for the government, the people in power... you know, all the things normal people talk about in their spare time! And now you get to listen to it! Hint: a small treat in the end.
64 minutes | 3 months ago
Are Orthodox Christians Toxic Online Or Salt To The World?
Well, Twitter's dark pattern design is at it again, for the sole purpose of pitting us against one another. After a minor Twitter scuffle, we share some of our thoughts and opinions: why do Orthodox Christians have a reputation of toxicity online? Does it have to do with the Faith, or with demographics, or is there some maleficent part of Twitter's design that crunches out arguments and senseless fights? Is humor a problem? And finally - how can we do better at witnessing Christ both to one another and to those outside of the Church?
57 minutes | 3 months ago
The Don’t Let TikTok Kill Children Challenge
Ok, so B triggered the Church of Satan on Twitter, and someone called him an Ecumenist (nothing new nothing novel). But that's not important because we're losing children to TikTok challenges!
76 minutes | 4 months ago
Freelancers In Serbia, Feel The Pain
Being a freelancer in Serbia is no longer fun. Join us as we venture through the bogs and moors of Serbia's bureaucracy hell. Ever heard the famous hits "The eco tax" or "You need the company seal to accept this letter"? Well we who live in this Ship of Fools have. Finally, another rant episode, we didn't have one for so long.
92 minutes | 4 months ago
Our Christmas and Scary Story Dice
Well, we've had quite an eventful start of the year, but first, let us focus on what is the most important: How did we spend our Christmas festivities? Do the two of us ever miscommunicate, and how epic can it be? We also tell our own (lame) spooky story based on the story dice, an amazing way to get your kids' (and yours!) imagination crackin'!
13 minutes | 4 months ago
Council of Saints: Holy Martyr Deacon Habakkuk of Belgrade and Holy Martyr Hegumen Paisios
“There is no better faith than that of Christians, a Serb belongs to Christ, he rejoices at death; The dread judgment of God awaits for Turks as well, So do as you please! Your comeuppance is close at hand God is the witness and His is the justice!” Troparion, 4th tone As true soldiers of Christ, you shone forth with meekness and humility and for Christ you suffered courageously, O Holy Martyrs Paisius and Habakkuk, but your deaths proclaim to all hat it is better to die for Christ and for one’s country than without Christ to gain the whole world. Kontakion, 3rd tone. In this world you lived like angels and by your lives fulfilled the Gospel. You laid down your souls for faith and country, in death you showed yourselves to be stronger than your tormentors, therefore we celebrate your memory, O holy venerable martyrs Paisius and Habakkuk.
44 minutes | 5 months ago
What Are We Thankful For In 2020?
In today's episode, we share what are we thankful for in 2020. And then the earthquake hits.
68 minutes | 5 months ago
Time Management & Censing Course
Today, we share our secrets on how we fail our own time management principles. We also share principles that we do not fail at, as well as our controversial censing techniques. Waste an hour with us as we tell you how to organize your time - but also tell us how do you manage your to do lists!
93 minutes | 5 months ago
Sorthodox Cabinets with Martha
Oh goodness. Oh God. I just stepped in cap. I should clean that. Uh, rambling discussion in theology that ends up with too many cabinet puns. Martha's "Insta" here: @soloandincensed.
90 minutes | 5 months ago
We Review Our 2020 New Year Resolutions
The time is nigh for us to review our New Years's resolutions. Of course when we made them we didn't know that the year 2020 will be THE year 2020. Thankfully, in hindsight, at least one of us made his resolutions to be very corona-friendly. The other guy managed to check his checkboxes for at least some of his (less important) resolutions. Which one is which? Let's find out!
116 minutes | 5 months ago
A Journey Through Serbian COVID Hellscape And Back
In today's very serious episode we follow M, his brother and his father to HELL (and back!) - by 'hell' we mean the crumbling health system of a corruption-based, poverty-struck country that's nothing more than a plaything of world powers and pestilential winds. Pardon B's French.
80 minutes | 6 months ago
Brigid and the Minefield of Pandora's Boxes: Her Journey to Orthodoxy
Brigid is back so we finish where we left off - to answer the question how did she convert to Orthodoxy? What were her struggles? What was the most clickbaity title we could have chosen for this episode in order to optimize clicks, likes and subs? When is your feminism and secularism a mere foil for your jealousy? Thankfully, we have our lovely Brigid to answer all of these questions for us and inspire us to open 5 more hard questions! Stay tuned for our very special guest!
36 minutes | 6 months ago
Conflicting News On The Serbian Patriarch
A serious episode today. As you might have heard, the Patriarch of Serbia Irinej has passed away due to Covid-19-related complications. You might have also heard that he's still alive and in critical condition. We discuss our own thoughts and feelings over this confusion as regards to health of His Holiness, as well as on the less than stellar approach of the Serbian Church to spreading information. During the episode we mentioned a newly founded humanitarian organization: Kosovsko Pomoravlje (kosovskopomoravlje.org). Sadly they don't seem to have an English version of the website.
103 minutes | 6 months ago
It's a Monastery Thing - With Brigid (Guest Episode)
How do we approach the lockdown measures from the Church point of view? How to deal with kids as they grow up to find their church under a lock? Just how controversial is veiling in the Church, is it at least cool? Can we get in trouble over it? What are the dark sides of living in a country with a predominant Orthodox population? How does it feel for your husband to get you in touch with a celebrity? We sift through these questions casually and carelessly with lovely Brigid! Texas meets the Balkans, and it's okay!
59 minutes | 6 months ago
Catchup Episode (On St. Luke, Halloween and Met. Amphilochius)
Wanna see how friends catchup after 2 weeks? :) You're right, "friends" might be taking it too far. But we talked about many things with a smile, join us :) Hint: Troparion to Met. Amphilochius played at the end of the video was written and sang by a church custodian from Belgrade, Serbia. May The Lord reward him for his heart. Full version in Serbian available here: https://youtu.be/4fg0mV53uJo and in English here: https://youtu.be/fFfRUtvBhyk
78 minutes | 7 months ago
Mice VS Ivan The Teenager
Our new special guest is an altarboy, a judoka, a Russian, an American and a teenager - and an aspiring physicist! What are his altarboy pet peeves? What is in vogue with today's youth? Physics, really? Find out that and more in the next episode of Teen Mice Chronicles!
83 minutes | 7 months ago
Austin Suggs, Protestant Consultant From Gospel Simplicity
The mice have their own Official Protestant Consultant! His name is Austin and he's awesome, as you'll see within the first 15 minutes of our conversation. Austin runs a great Christian YouTube channel that goes by the name "Gospel Simplicity" where he explores Christianity from the lenses of different Christian faiths. He has just discovered Orthodoxy so let's cut him some slack :P Sub to him tho, he'll be having some prominent Orthos as guests on his channel in the days to come.
29 minutes | 7 months ago
We Failed To Record An Episode So You Get THIS Instead!
We wanted to record today so badly! But life (and our town manager Mr. Idiot) said NO! So we give you an impromptu, raw account on our failed day today. Enjoy if possible. 😂
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