Photo taken Yesterday at the Maqām of the great Sunni Jurist and Muhaddith of Khorasān -Shaykh Hakīm Alī Tirmīzi (ق) located in Tirmīz, Uzbekistān.
The Shaykh made an outstanding contribution in promoting Sufism in Central Asia, locally known as At-Termizi or Termiz Ota ("Father of Termiz city").
He was also the founder of the dervish Sufi order "Hakimīa" and is revered as the spiritual patron saint of the ancient city of Tirmīz.
Al Fatiha for his blessed soul.
How good are AFL footballers acknowledging the kids, last year at a game, Logan asked why @joshuabruce wasn’t playing, I explained to him he broke his leg at training, he asked if he could write him a letter, so @skies0fblue helped him. At the club Logan was lucky enough to personally put it his pigeonhole. Today at the intraclub game, Logan asked Josh if he got his letter, Josh asked him his name, he quickly said yep, I posted it on Instagram (which we missed), Josh to his credit sent it through tonight, there will be one happy 5 year old tomorrow morning. 🔴⚪️⚫️ #saints#stkilda#logieg
❗️INTRA-CLUB MATCH REPORT❗️
Today our boys played in an intra-club match in front of 4000 fans in preparation for the AFL season to commence.
We unfortunately saw the likes of Billings, Gresham, Steele, Membrey, Webster, King, Bytel, Steven, Carlisle & Hannebery sitting out due to recovery or previously playing AFLX.
Players like Bruce stood tall, taking grabs and proving to be dominant in the forward line. Looking to be a great addition back into the game.
Josh Battle looked comfortable in defence, able to thrive with his intercepting abilities.
Hunter Clark appeared fresh, looking to have enhanced his endurance and was found pretty much anywhere on the ground.
Lewis Pierce looked to be improving as ruck, which is something that the Saints definitely want to see.
Matt Parker put on the pressure, producing 2 goals, hard tackling and some great marks.
Dylan Roberton appeared as if nothing ever happened. His skill and leadership on field was something that we all missed, proving to be a vital part in guiding the group.
Blake Acres was MIA during the last half of the game, but there appears to be nothing wrong at this point in time. Bailey Rice missed a quarter, but seemed to be uninjured. Jack Newnes copped an injured calf, seen with ice but should be fine. Oscar Clavarino was assisted off the ground in the final term with a suspected ankle injury.
The boys looked fit, and definitely ready for JLT and Round 1 against the suns.
I used to have such a hard time with this. I remember how lonely I felt, how bad it was even when I was surrounded by my family members who all loved me very much. I felt like I couldn't relate to anyone, I felt like I was alone and it would stay like that. I felt bad all the time.
But then somehow, something started to slowly change. And I would feel better when I was with people who I loved and who loved me back. And I would feel great in those time of solitude, not loneliness. I started to look for time to spend for myself, with myself and nobody else. I started to understand my own feelings more, and I'm still working on getting better at this.
Listen to yourself when you're alone, get to know yourself.
God bless you all.
St Peter Damian
Saint of the Day
Things started badly. Peter was rejected by his parents who then promptly died. His oldest brother took charge and got Peter to look after the pigs. Another brother, Damian, was kinder and paid for Peter to go to school; Peter adopted his name in gratitude.
Peter became a great teacher but thought he should guard against going to hell and so became a self-punishing eremite. He was very popular and attracted many disciples, of whom a few were saints themselves, eg. St John of Lodi, St Rodolfo and St Dominic Loricatus.
Peter’s extreme self-mortification caused him to suffer from chronic insomnia. He actively promoted “la disciplina” or flagellation as a way of keeping oneself in line. He wisely condemned philosophy as the pastime of the devil.
Peter lived at a time of great clerical corruption and wrote many admonishing sermons and letters, and spoke frankly to popes and anti-popes. However he was unkeen to become bishop of Ostia and only took the role under threat of excommunication. After five difficult years, he was allowed to return to the peaceful life of a hermit for his remaining days.
His famous epitaph read “What you are, I was; what I am, you will be.”
Dante placed him in a higher circle of Paradiso.
Here is a picture of him with some other saints: @lamplifeboatladder
Today’s reflection on the feast day of Saint Peter Damian in the traditional calendar: The Saints studied, not in order to be accounted learned, but to become perfect. This only is wisdom and true greatness, to account ourselves as ignorant, and to adhere in all things to the teachings and instincts of the Church
✞ Regarding the Ukrainian autocephaly issue, I have been tossed back and forth between supporting Constantinople-backed Epiphanius and Moscow-back Onuphrius. Because of confusing and oftentimes contradictory news articles, I decided to have a look for myself at the Canons and Synodal documents of our Orthodox Church. The Fourth Ecumenical Council grants the Patriarch of Constantinople the right to hear appeals of Metropolitans and other bishops. It also grants Constantinople jurisdiction over “barbarian” (non-Greek speaking) territories that were not already in possession of the other autocephalous Churches. This is why the first Metropolitans of Kyiv and All Rus’ were bishops of the Ecumenical Throne (Kyiv was the 60th diocese of the Patriarchate). Back to the right to hear appeals; if a dispute hasn’t been solved within 30 years, the bishops can appeal to Constantinople. Think about it: the Ukrainian schism has lasted for about 30 years. The Moscow Patriarchate was unable to resolve the situation, thus former Metropolitan Filaret of Kyiv and former Archbishop of Lviv Makary appealed to the Synod of Constantinople for help. They desired union and autocephaly for the Ukrainian Orthodox Church (even Moscow bishops called for independence). Go back in time to 1590. The Russian Orthodox Church is granted a Tomos of Autocephaly by Constantinople (and Kyiv is never listed in its canonical territory)! In 1686, Patriarch Dionysus IV of Constantinople wrote a Patriarchal and Synodal Tomos granting Moscow the right (through economy) to ordain the Metropolitan of Kyiv. This wasn’t the “submission” of Kyiv to Moscow though, as the Metropolitan of Kyiv still had to commemorate the Ecumenical Patriarch as his primate. The Moscow Patriarchate Kyiv Metropolitans stopped commemorating the Ecumenical Patriarch, thus breaking the agreement (Patriarch Bartholomew even wrote Metropolitan Onuphrius of Kyiv a detailed letter explaining this). On 11 October 2018, the Synod of Constantinople reinstated the clergy and hierarchs of the formerly schismatic Ukrainian groups back to canonicity and communion. The Synod also revoked the Synodal Tomos of 1686, since Moscow had (con’t...)