Author: Boethius

Getting Sucker Punched By Life

Fortunately, life hums along without major incidents happening too often. We get comfortable with how things are and how things are going. This isn’t a bad thing; humans like routines and being able to plan for future events with our breezy optimism.  That is a gift and a curse. And then something happens that knocks you down, stomps your expectations, assaults even your sense of self, and leaves you reeling and wondering what’s going to happen. Sometimes that happens with a death of a loved one, or bad medical news. For me, I got fired. I won’t bore you...

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Saint Nicholas, Part Three

Nicholas took his responsibilities as Bishop very seriously. Seeking guidance through revelation. he went up into the mountains to pray unto God for renewal. As he was praying, a river broke forth from the mountain. Taking that as a sign, he went back to his ministry, convinced his service in loving his people was pleasing to God. Dragons were said to fall under his influence. One had been terrorizing a town and the people begged Bishop Nicholas to intercede. Under Nicholas’ blessing, the dragon was tamed and troubled the town no more. Even in his later years Saint Nicholas...

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Saint Nicholas: Miracle Worker.

I’m not going to sort through what’s myth and what’s factual about Saint Nicholas. As the years passed, his legend grew. Instead, I’m going to take Herodotus’ approach and repeat what I’ve found, as is.  Even as a young lad, Nicholas was busy doing good. The first miracle attributed to him happened when he was still quite young. On his way to his teacher’s, he saw a woman with a withered hand. Out of pity, he stopped, prayed over her to God, and made the sign of the cross. Her hand was restored to full health. When he set sail...

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Saint Nicholas Part One

Before being morphed into a kindly old fat man that delivers presents down chimneys, for centuries Saint Nicholas had been a saint of great renown in Christendom. Nicholas was born March 10th, 270 A.D. to Greek parents in the city of Patara, a Mediterranean port in Asian Minor. His family’s wealth didn’t prevent his parents from dying when he was young. He was taken in and raised by the bishop of Patara, his uncle Nicholas. Tradition holds that Saint Nicholas was religious as a young child, even fasting on Wednesdays and Fridays. His guardian Nicholas had tonsured the youngster as...

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Purpose and Mission

Men of The West seeks to clarify the issues of the day and build a community of like minded men who worship Jesus Christ. To unify them across Christendom to steel them against the barbarians who are either at the gates, or already inside them. We will celebrate, defend, and expand Western Civilization and the values and traditions that created it.

There is no substitute for victory.

We are the Hard Right.