Saturday, January 23, 2016

Monastic Obedience

"Obedience, which is one of the basic principles of our monastic order, is nothing but love put into practice."

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, January 21, 2016

"Obedience, which is one of the basic principles of our monastic order, is nothing but love put into practice."

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, January 21, 2016

St. Maximos the Confessor

"Thus, Maximus shows how movement, including movement of the human will, is a good thing. Maximus was also very...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, January 21, 2016

Pope Francis Meets with the Tribunal of the Roman Rota

Pope Francis on Friday said the Church’s teaching on marriage is not an “ideal for the few,” but “a reality that, in the...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday, January 22, 2016

Worship is Prayer

As Christians we must find time each week to pray in the context of worship, in a community. #myOCNhttp://myocn.net/daily-devotion-january-22-worship-is-a-necessary-form-of-prayer/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, January 22, 2016

Synaxis of Primates

Ecumenical Patriarch has convened a Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches in Chambésy, Geneva. #myOCNhttp://myocn.net/ecumenical-patriarch-convenes-synaxis-in-geneva/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, January 22, 2016

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Chiesa: At the Vatican There Is a “Seismograph” That Is Setting Off Tremors by Sandro Magister

The latest incident is on how Francis interprets and implements Vatican Council II. The “school of Bologna” is chanting victory. But two letters from the pope say the opposite


Bad Inclusiveness

Fr. Z: Francis orders change to Foot Washing Rite on Holy Thursday to include females
The inevitable: Pope Francis decrees that Maundy Thursday foot-washing can include women
Washing of the Feet Officially Opened to Women by Gregory DiPippo

Issued by a Church of France That is Generally Dying

A new document on Muslim-Christian marriages has just been published by the Church in France.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Thomistica.net: A Word about the Word - DSPT Aquinas Lecture 2016 - DSPT

Robert Royal on Pope Francis's Book on Mercy

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy by Robert Royal

Joseph Ratzinger Foundation

Have you liked the Facebook Page for the Vatican's Joseph Ratzinger Foundation?

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, January 16, 2016

Archimandrite Zacharias on Elder Sophrony

"Archimandrite Zacharias, from Holy Monastery of Honourable Forerunner, Essex, England, speaks about his spiritual father Elder Sophrony"

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Body and Transcendence: The Philosophical Anthropology in John Paul II's Theology of the Body

Body and Transcendence: The Philosophical Anthropology in John Paul II's Theology of the Body.This is the title of the...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, January 18, 2016

Another Photo of St. Sava in Belgrade

A beautiful church in Belgrade. God Bless! #myOCN

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, January 14, 2016

Chanting in Mount Athos

"Elder Thomas Mikrayannanitis, Mt Athos, speaks for his monastic experiences and chants Byzantine hymns."

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Saturday, January 16, 2016
Fr. Z: Pope Francis! Restore the Feast of the Circumcision!


The World Jewish Congress speaks about Pope Francis' first trip to Rome's Synagogue on Sunday.
Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The Holy Person

"He is free and does not desire to sin, not because it is ethically forbidden and out of place, but because he does not want to destroy the temple of God within him."

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, January 18, 2016

That's a good photo of Metropolitan Hilarion; too bad his Russian FB page is no longer available.

His website.

Prayer Postures

Fr. Stavros teaches that the preferred posture of praying is standing, but that the most important thing is to pray.http://myocn.net/daily-devotion-january-19-to-stand-or-sit-or-kneel-that-is-the-question/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Eastern Christian Books: The Bishop of Rome in Late Antiquity (II): the Fourth Century

Eastern Christian Books: The Bishop of Rome in Late Antiquity (II): the Fourth Century

Monday, January 18, 2016

Pope Addresses Pastoral Needs of Eastern Rite Immigrants in U.S., Canada by John Burger
Immigrants to North America, hailing from the world's trouble spots, will be better able to worship in their traditions

I suppose one could argue that the pope has a role to play in adjudicating jurisdictional issues for churches whose territorial boundaries overlap, as "one city one bishop" is not being observed. Still... by what authority does he have to erect the new eparchies, rather than confirming their erection by bishops of those particular churches?

American Erasmian Greek



Couldn't find something more suitable than Allegri's Miserere?

Modern Greek...




Pronunciation of Ancient Greek in teaching
Guide to Greek Pronunciation Conventions
The Great Greek Pronunciation Debate (SBL 2011 Report, pt. 3)
The Error of Caragounis
Is Erasmian Pronunciation Ugly?