On matters of style, swim with the current. On matters of principle, stand like a rock.

Thomas Jefferson

On Matters of Principle

It’s cute how hard Orthodoxy tries to make service texts more accessible to modern parishioners. From Holy Wednesday Bridegroom Matins (on Tuesday evening):

The precious ointment was worth three hundred dinars…

huh?

…or about fifteen pieces of Venetian gold

oh okay thanks that totally clears that up