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Thursday, 5 April 2012

Flag flying


On Wednesday 4th April, we at long last erected our flag pole at the Brotherhood and flew the flag for the first time!  Great Martyr George the Trophy-Bearer, Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called, and St Patrick the Enlightener of Ireland, pray unto God for us.

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  1. Will the EU flag be making its way up there too?

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  2. Tres Englais Possums!
    I bet the truth was you waited till I'd left before erecting a flag pole - too tempting to climb it!

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  3. Jolly good ...A fine sight to see it proudly unfurled in the breeze.

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  4. Please forgive my ignorance, isn't St David of Wales an Orthodox saint as well?

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  5. He is indeed - the Orthodox Church celebrates St.David on 1st/14th March. This quote may explain things: "The Welsh dragon does not appear on the Union Flag. This is because when the first Union Flag was created in 1606, the Principality of Wales by that time was already united with England and was no longer a separate principality."

    http://www.royal.gov.uk/MonarchUK/Symbols/UnionJack.aspx on

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  6. I don't quite understand your motive in flying a political flag. What about flying the flag of St David as well?

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    1. Political? Well, I suppose all national flags are political to some extent. However, I don't imagine most people think about the Irish Question when flying the Union Flag let alone the fate of the Principality of Wales.

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  7. In these days of devolution when you will hardly see a Welsh or Scottish man or woman waving the Union Flag, your flying it it is making a clear political statement of Britishness (i.e. Englishness). It would be more appropriate for you to fly the flag of St. George.
    Some people Welsh and Irish people are offended by the Union Flag. Surely, you should be careful not to offend their sensibilities. St Paul taught us not to eat meat if that offends others, therefore you should not fly the Union Flag if others find that offensive.

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    1. Atgyfododd Crist!
      Atgyfododd yn wir!

      What about those that are offended by not flying the flag of our country? Or is one class of offendee more offended than another? Perhaps one class of offendee is more equal than another class of offendee? I think we should be told...

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    2. Your country is obviously England, so fly the flag of St George. Mine is Wales. If you are a Welshman living in England, then you have obviously swallowed the English imperialist pill.

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