The field of AI image generation is fascinating. Never before has artwork been so easy to produce at massive scale and diversity. The generation of beauty is an energy we humans share with God. This technology has tremendous possibilities and dangers. Some use it to produce beauty. Others use it to depict ludeness, hideousness, darkness and evil. We must focus on the good, virtuous and beautiful.
New technology requires new terms.
Humanigen: Character generated by a computer image generation program resembling a human.
Manigen: Character generated by a computer image generation program resembling a male human. This term can also refer to all computer generations which look like either a human man or woman.
Womanigen: Character generated by a computer image generation program resembling a female human.
Animaligen: Character generated by a computer image generation program resembling an animal.
Demonigen: Character generated by a computer image generation program resembling a demon.
Mutiligen: Character generated by a computer image generation program which is abhorrent mutilation nature and reality.
I could go on and on. You append igen on the end of the standard word to clarify that this image is created with a computer algorithm.
I am trying to catch up on Prologue recordings. Interesting to note that the Saints specifically call out 20 tollhouses….
January 12th / December 30th
THE VENERABLE THEODORA OF CONSTANTINOPLE
Theodora was a nun and servant of St. Basil the New (March 26). After her death, she appeared to St. Gregory, a disciple of Basil, and described for him all twenty toll-houses through which her soul had passed until, through the prayers of St. Basil, she had entered into eternal rest. Theodora presented herself to the Lord on December 30, 940.
Noah’s Ark came to rest over our fireplace in the living room.
Righteous Νώε preserver of man a nd namesake of our family. Pray for us. That we might choose righteousness and make it aboard the Ark of Christ.
#lefseaddict What manner of sorcery prevented me from eating the last two bags of Scandinavian gold in the freezer? How old are they? 1 year? 2 years? I know not. Freezer burned? A little. More butter. More cinnamon and sugar. YES PLEASE! What an unmitigated disaster if we had wasted these beauties.
Scandinavian woman wearing a bunad getting married in the front of a stave church.
Any Lutherans interested in Orthodoxy? We are working on bringing a group of people descended from the European Christian Tradition to Orthodoxy. My hope is that we can get a large enough group together to complete what Luther originally set out to do.
Saint Anna Mission Update: We continue to add content.
We have added a Calendar with The Prologue From Ohrid entries for each day of the year.
We have also added links based on the current date to push the correct calendar day and daily prayers.