about prince phillip being orthodox...
he is the head of britain's free-masons. i think that means he's not orthodox.
was his mother an orthodox nun? i think i am missing an interesting story here, please do share it!
from a british perspective, i was pleased to be working.
the reason being is that british state-religion hybrid ceremonies leave me with cold feet and bad memories of school. this is partly because there are still a lot of old-fashioned people in the uk who pretend to believe in religion (Christianity or paganism) when they feel like it, and then deny it and worship darwin and karl marx when they feel like it. these people go to church 2 or 3 times a year, tell small but pious young children to shut up in church and to stop enjoying themselves, then they act like they are super special, but then have all sorts of romantic affairs and get regularly drunk watching football (ok, the football is optional).
it was the children of these quasi-religious people who used to bully me terribly at school for actually believing in God. they had given up belief in God together with belief in father Christmas (around age
but i shan't start on father Christmas, it's another debate. it's enough to say that if your children see you pretending to believe something you obviously don't (kids are smarter that you think), eventually they will follow you in the pretence ('don't tell mum we've found out about dad being father Christmas') and then leave religion as well.
but my husband was at home, and said the sermon was quite good. and i liked the dress, more modest than most people these days, maybe we'll have a new fashion of modesty! (ok, i can but dream..)