Tuesday, September 30, 2014

One Monk's Story

One Jurisdiction to Unite Them All...

Are You Greek? Unifying the Orthodox Church in the United States by Andrew Stephen Damick (via ByzTX)

Interview with Sr. Vassa

Parts 3 and 4 of the Series on St. Silouan


Monday, September 29, 2014

Let's See if We Can Find the Paper

Divine Liturgies 140929

Feast of the Holy Cross of Varak

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Divine Liturgy With H.H. Pope Tawadros II - Priesthood Ordination of Maged Mourad

I question whether I will ever get used to the clanging of cymbals and such during Divine Liturgy.
Eastern Christian Books: Aidan Hart on His Splendid New Book about Icons

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Benedictine v. Jesuit

NLM: Benedictines vs Jesuits Revisited: Further Thoughts on Models of Liturgy in the Church

Fr. Christopher writes: "The devotio moderna in the late medieval period, as it focused increasingly on the humanity of Christ, and less the Kyrios of glory, took a turn to the more intimate, private and devotional."

Is there a connection between this and Jungmann's insistance on the proper emphasis on Christ as man in liturgical prayer?

Dom Alcuin Reid on the Monastic Office

NLM: Spiritual Conferences on the Monastic Office by Fr. Thomas Kocik

Archbishop Cyril Vasil on Byzantine Marriage and Oikonomia

Sandro Magister: Divorce and Second Marriages. The compliant “Oikonomia” of the Orthodox Churches
Compliant toward the bullying of the civil tribunals, from the times of the Byzantine empire. The past and present of the matrimonial practice of the Orthodox according to the reconstruction of an authority in the field, Archbishop Cyril Vasil, secretary of the congregation for the Oriental Churches

by Sandro Magister

"Up until the end of the ninth century, it was still possible to contract a civil marriage, but by the year 895, on the basis of Emperor Leo VI’s Novella 89, the Church was declared the only institution with legal competence for the celebration of matrimony. In this way, the priestly blessing became a necessary part of the legal act of marriage."

Can we say that Byzantine dogma on the priest being the minister of the sacrament of marriage is a theological opinion and not fixed in the deposit of faith?

Fr. Z

Friday, September 26, 2014

As I've Said

Ecumenism is taking its time

I don't expect it to advance significantly with Pope Francis.

The Wrong Sort of Trumpeting

"No feminism at work here."

DSPT Symposium: God, Reason and Reality

More info.


One Anniversary that Should be an Occasion of Self-Reflection and Criticism.

Monster Prime Numbers

Post by TED.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bragging Rights...

The 13th plenary session of the Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue Between the Orthodox and the Roman-Catholic Churches Comes to an End

St. Silouan the Athonite

Elder Paisios on Children

Ordination of Father Artur Bubnevych

St. Silouan, Part 2