Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Предстоятели Поместных Православных Церквей совершили Литургию в храме св. ап. Павла в Шамбези

(via Byz Tx)

Keynote Address By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew To the Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches.http://myocn.net/ecumenical-history-is-being-made/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, January 26, 2016
NLM: Documentary About the Original Divine Mercy Image - Is This Really What Christ Looked Like? by David Clayton

"I did hear a story that Sr Faustina was never happy with the image either, and in the end, reluctantly agreed to its use assuming that no artist could ever reproduce satisfactorily what she had seen. Then years later, so the story went as related to me, she saw an image of Christ painted in the iconographic style and said, “That’s what he looked like!” I can’t corroborate this, but I find it plausible."

But what of modesty?

No one's addressed that issue in the recent change made by Pope Francis regarding whose feet can be washed on Maundy Thursday, not even Fr. Hunwicke has addressed it. (One Benedictine defender of the change alludes to the question of modesty but believes it to be culture-specific rather than pertaining to a universal norm.) Would Christ or the Apostles have washed the feet of women in their time? If not, why not? Because of cultural norms? Even if that is the case that those norms are particular to a culture, what is their reason? I would argue because of the respect for modesty. A man might wash his mother's feet or his wife's out of necessity, but those of a stranger?

And will women really respect bishops and priests who cater to them in this symbolic gesture of service, which may even be taken as another instance of pedestalizing them? As if there isn't enough white-knighting already in the Latin churches. (See for example the Benedictine defender, who seems to be a sympathizer with feminism.)

How odd...

Next month there will be a screening of The Young Messiah, hosted by Ignatius Press, MOTIVE Entertainment, Ocean Blue Entertainment, 1492 Pictures and CJ Entertainment. Why is Ignatius Press giving support to a movie based on the novel of Anne Rice (and her use of gnostic sources, among others)?


Remaining true to the character of Jesus revealed in the Bible, The Young Messiah is an inspirational story for the whole family about the childhood of the Savior.

When the mystery of Jesus’ divinity begins to unfold in His childhood, He turns to His parents for guidance. But Mary and Joseph, in an effort to protect their child, are afraid to reveal all they know. How do you explain the ways of the world to the Creator of the world? How do you teach the Teacher? How do you help the Savior who came to save you?

Follow the young Messiah as He and His family take the dangerous journey from Egypt to Nazareth and on to Jerusalem, where His true identity and profound destiny is fulfilled.

What people are saying about THE YOUNG MESSIAH:

"This film will be great for my imagination for many weeks and many months to come...What was really important and well-done was the way that faith is challenged in very complex situations, but at times there is a clarity that shines through and a simplicity of the faith that is just inspiring and leaves you with a sense that God enters into this violent world and brings something very different." - Bishop Thomas Olmsted, Diocese of Phoenix

"Captivating, inspiring, deeply moving." -Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., Boston

“Beautiful film with a compelling story. It is sure to be a classic for families for years to come.” - Rev. David L. Guffey, CSC, Family Theater Productions

"Engaging, tender...fall in love with Jesus Christ all over again." -Lisa Hendey, Founder & Editor, CatholicMom.com

The Latin overemphasis on the humanity of Christ?