Sunday, November 30, 2014

Divine Liturgy, 141130

Joint Declaration

Pope and Patriarch Sign Declaration To Express Joint Desires for Unity and Peace

Bartholomew and Francis: Unity is necessary

Bishop Athanasius Schneider on the Extraordinary Synod

(via Pertinacious Papist)

St. Poryphios

Metropolitan Alexios of Atlanta

Respecting Living Icons

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Who is Francis?

The Lenses of the Cardinal, the Sociologist, the Journalists
All focused on Francis. To understand who he is and where he wants to go. In the Church, at all levels, criticisms of the pope are no longer being silenced. They are voiced openly. Among the cardinals, the most explicit is Francis George

by Sandro Magister

Pope Francis in Turkey - Ecumenical Prayer - 2014.11.29

some photos
Pope Francis’s address to the Ecumenical Patriarch in full

St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

Friday, November 28, 2014

Mission-Style Byzantine

Saint Barbara Greek Orthodox Church

Something Our Auxiliary Bishop Should Read

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on Elder Sophrony

EWTN Schedule for the Pope's Visit to the Patriarch of Constantinople

Vigen Guroian

Thursday, November 27, 2014

We Give Thanks...

A Fundamental Misunderstanding of the Nature of Catholic Liturgy by Peter Kwasniewski

Alas, Roman-rite bishops and priests still have an instrumentalist mentality regarding the liturgy, reducing its importance to the sacrament of the Eucharist.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

He and a Lot of Others

Some Questions Cardinal George Would Like to Ask Pope Francis by Dr. William Oddie

Adam and Eve

Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? by Dennis Bonnette

Will the American Latin Bishops Follow Suit?

With Married Eastern Catholic Priests, Pope Francis Shows Catholic Church Respects Eastern Traditions by Father Ronald Roberson, CSP

Today's General Audience

Pope's Address to III Congress of Ecclesial Communities and New Movements

The Pope's Address to Syro-Malabar Catholics


"May They Be One"

The Old Testament is Our Story

The Plurality of Ecclesial Traditions

Who Among the Orthodox Contests the Primacy of Rome...

The question is, "What sort of primacy?"

Rorate Caeli: The Pope doesn’t know it, but at Bose they are preparing his end

Alice von Hildebrand on Her Husband Dietrich

Fr. Schmemann

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


From earlier this week: 2012 Rite of Canonization discarded: another reversal of the Reform of the Reform

Pope Francis in Constantinople for the Feast of St. Andrew

The Pope in Turkey: Continuing to Develop a Bond with the Orthodox by John Burger

The Trisagion

Interview with Fr. Thomas Joseph White

Big Think Interview: Father Thomas White, Professor of Theology, The Dominican House of Studies - Big Think

Chaldean Divine Liturgy in Rome 2000

Chaldean Patriarch Raphael I Bidawid presiding at the Divine Liturgy in the Chaldean-rite in the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, Rome, 18 March 2000

Part 3 missing or not uploaded yet.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Think There's a Claim About Roman Primacy In There?

The Feast of the Entrance


Cardinal Burke Interview

NLM: Vatican Radio Interview with Cardinal Burke on the Sacred Liturgy

Related: Supper Is Served: Reflections on the Temple as a Liturgical Paradigm

Good Luck Diminishing the Papal Cult

Wanted: A More Reserved Papal Style by Fr. Mark Pilon

Is this really a concern for the Roman pariarchate? Pope says Mass of thanksgiving for India's newest saints

New Head of CDW

NLM: Cardinal Robert Sarah to Head CDW
The Chant Café: New CDW prefect announced today

Two Stories for the Armenian Church

Fr. Thomas Loya: Praying with Icons

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Audio Available for Metropolitan Hilaron's Address at SVS

Primacy in Preparation for the 2016 Great and Holy Council

50th Anniversay or Orientalium Ecclesiarum

Valaam Choir, We Magnify Thee, Serbian Chant

Friday, November 21, 2014

Cardinal Gerhard Müller at Humanum

First Among Equals?

The Winner of the Ratzinger Prize,

A Child's Guide to Divine Liturgy

Pope Francis to Visit Patriarch Bartholomew


Well, He is Canadian, Isn't He?

Or a liberal of some sort...

Mirror of Justice: Matthew Rose on "Tayloring Christianity" - FT

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pope Francis's Visit to the F.A.O.

Third Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities

Together towards the Third World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities
Third World Congress of Ecclesial Movements and New Communities

Archdeacon John Chryssavgis on Relations Between Catholic and Orthodox Churches


More on Humanum

Vatican's colloquium on marriage focuses on universal right, complementarity, anthropology, and strategy (via Insight Scoop)


Burial place of Holy Archdeacon Stephen the Protomartyr discovered

Fr. Edmund Waldstein and Cardinal Burke on the Synod

For more: Cardinal Burke's Visit
Traces of a Thomistic De musica in the Compositions of Olivier Messiaen by Siglind Bruhn

It is Done (For)

From a few days ago... Church of England formally approves women bishops

The Endorser Holds Very Little Credibility for Me

Dolan: “The world needs Francis’ hope”

New Directions in Ecumenical & Interfaith Relations in the Mind & Heart of Pope Francis
Address to the USCCB Committee for Ecumenical & Interreligious Affairs
Fr. Thomas Rosica *

Many religions unite in supporting traditional family ideals

The Significance of Iconography

Ave Maria

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Cardinal Mueller's Address at Colloquium on Man-Woman Complementarity

The Universal Call to Holiness

Kyrie eleison.

Humanum Conference

Br. Guy Consolmagno, SJ

Memorial Plaque to Metropolitan Anthony Khrapovitsky

32nd Annual Fr. Schmemann Memorial Lecture

Dominicans on Life on the Rock

Of Bodies and Spirits: Soundscapes of Byzantine Thessaloniki


Transcript for Sr. Vassa's Talk Given Earlier This Year

Living Tradition in the City: Talk by Sister Dr. Vassa Larin University of Vienna, Austria

So the point I’m actually making is that this very unfortunate thought, that somehow it’s the monastics who have the real spiritual life, and sort of waiting around for some future, more appropriate moment when I will begin the spiritual life, - this is a very damaging and unfortunate kind of supposition to have.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Theotokos and the Nativity Fast

Adam DeVille, Christian Unity Cannot Be Built on Lies

CWR (via Insight Scoop)
The Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev not only misrepresents Catholic practice and history, he also misrepresents Orthodox practice and history
Rorate Caeli: FIUV Position Paper: The Extraordinary Form and the Eastern Churches (alt)

Consecration of Bishops at the Mother See (of Holy Etchmiadzin)

The Vatican 2 Celebrations Continue

The Priest

Documentary on St. John Chrysostom

via Mere Comments

Monday, November 17, 2014


Eastern American Diocese

Howell, NJ: 30th Anniversary of Metropolitan Hilarion’s Episcopal Consecration & 80th Anniversary of Eastern American Diocese’s Founding celebrated at Diocesan Center

Symposium: God, Reason and Reality

Symposium: God, Reason and Reality

The Philosophy of Edith Stein

The Imaginative Conservative: The Philosophy of Edith Stein by Robert Cheeks

Syrian Orthodox Teaching on the Holy Cross

Doing some research on what the Oriental Orthodox churches teach on atonement. (Will check out the Assyrian teaching as well.)

St. Isaac the Syrian on Theosis

Part 1 and Part 2

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Divine Liturgy, 141117

An Interview with Metropolitan Kallistos Ware

Ancient Faith Radio

Lumen Gentium, 50 Years Later

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Dr. Freddoso

Holy Unction

Have Not Read This Yet

Yes, But It Isn't the Only Element

Especially in questions of identity.

Vespers, Part 2


Though it presupposes that such an authority exists on the part of Rome to begin with...
Vatican Insider: Vatican introduces new norms for Eastern rite married priests
Pro Unione: Married Catholic Priests Coming to a Parish Near You (via Byz TX)

Dietrich von Hildebrand

Friday, November 14, 2014

Holy Orders

Byzantine Chant...

The Healing

What was the point of discussing this at the synod again?

Fr. Z: Days after 2014 Synod closes, CDF responds to question on absolution for civilly remarried and Magister: "Words and Gestures Left Purposely Vague"
The Big Omission at the Synod, Neocatechumenal Families
Four Days After Synod Closes, CDF responds officially:

"Former lesbian on why it's 'cruel' for Church leaders to go soft on same-sex relationships"

Elements of the New Liturgical Movement

NLM: Dom Alcuin Reid on “Elements of the New Liturgical Movement” by Gregory DiPippo

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Atheist Philosopher Becomes Coptic Monk

Paul Meyendorff on Baptism and Eucharist

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission

Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission
Unity Faith and Order - Dialogues - Anglican Oriental Orthodox

De Mattei on Burke's Being Burked

Rorate Caeli: The Removal of a Great Cardinal - his head on a plate, by Roberto de Mattei

Agni Parthene

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Vincentian Canon

Vincentian Canon and Unanimous Consent of the Fathers (via Pertinacious Papist)

Metropolitan Hilarion on Primacy


Monday, November 10, 2014

Being a Warrior for Christ

Burke's Replacement

Vatican Insider: Pope appoints Gallagher as Secretary for Relations with States, replaces Burke with Mamberti

Dom Mark Kirby, Liturgy, Doctrine, and Discipline: the Right Order

NLM: Dom Mark Kirby on Lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Divine Liturgy, 141109

Archimandrite Zenon

Friday, November 07, 2014

The Prophet Elijah

The Author of Life

Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki

St. Silouan the Athonite, Part 7

Full Interview with Cardinal Burke

Rorate Caeli: Cardinal Burke's full interview with Spanish magazine Vida Nueva: "It seems to many that the Church's ship has lost its compass"

Thursday, November 06, 2014

Patriarch Tawadros II completes his visit to Russia

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Rite of Ordination and Installation of Bishop Bohdan Danylo Video

More photos.

One of the Few?

Bp. Athanasius Schneider on the recent Synod’s final document: “radical neo-pagan ideology”

Now if he could make a statement against feminism...

Rorate CaeliThe 2014 Synod and Vatican I, analysis by Roberto de Mattei
- Infallibility not Unlimited and Arbitrary Power
- All the baptized have right to defend their faith

Liturgy with Metropolitan Tikhon at St Luke Orthodox Church

Harsh Words?

Jennifer Fulwiler

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Ordination of the Bishop of Parma

Sister Vassa on Vespers

Interview with Patriarch Gregory III

“Cristãos serão o sal e a luz do mundo árabe”


The Ugly Reality of the Patriarchate of Rome

The spirit of egalitarianism has taken over, in the name of meritocracy. Sister Melone: “Equality between men and women is still a long way off”

The Holy Mountain

Monday, November 03, 2014

Ecumenism Rewritten by Enzo Bianchi and Alberto Melloni by Sandro Magister
The leaders of the “school of Bologna” have a very ambitious new project in the works: a history of the movement for Christian unity aimed at a thorough reform of the Catholic Church, starting with the dismantling of the papacy in its current form. They believe they have an ally in Pope Francis

Before (and during?) the extraordinary synod, Cardinal Kasper claimed the support of Pope Francis for bringing his initiative to discussion. Perhaps the pope only supported that the proposal be discussed, not the proposal itself - he seems to have high regard for Kasper's theology. Did Kasper misrepresent the Holy Father in any way?

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Synod

St. John Chrysostom on Fasting

The Motherhood of the Theotokos

Sunday, November 02, 2014

Divine Liturgies 141102

No other videos from the regular sources today... odd.

The Meaning of Icons

Archimandrite Zacharias on the Spiritual Heart

Saturday, November 01, 2014

A Transformed Neo-Gothic Church

Fr. Fortea on Halloween