Saturday, February 27, 2016

CWR: The Jesuit, the Monk, and the Malaise of the West by Dr. Samuel Gregg
The persistence of Joachimism over so many centuries suggests that, for all its vaunted secularism, the West remains profoundly religious in character.

Reform the Funeral Rites!

A Salutary Corrective in Scalia’s Funeral by Fr. Mark A. Pilon

The Scalia Funeral: A Reminder of What Life is Really About
The funeral Mass for Justice Antonin Scalia presented a true glory each of us needs to behold so that we will rejoice in the life and hope that is given to us.
By James V. Schall, S.J.

Likely to Persuade the Russians?

Or just more useless polemics?

Russian Orthodox Projections and Catholic Corrections by Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille

In the aftermath of the Havana meeting, one can spot at least three examples of Russian projection, accusing Catholics of behaviors the Russians themselves engage in, but are too afraid to admit.

Website of the Church of the Protection of the Holy Mother of God

Mentioned here - website.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Romanesque Iconography

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Eastern Christian Books: The Fathers on the Scriptures

Eastern Christian Books: The Fathers on the Scriptures

-- on a volume of essays edited by Fr. Matthew Baker and Mark Mourachian (Fortress Press). The anniversary of Fr. Matthew's passing is next week.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

And yet, Robert George recommended this...

That's the world, especially academia. "Scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours..."


Sexuality and Gender Studies: Practical and Political Sources, Theoretical Frameworks, and Recent Debates
July 18-22
Berkeley Institute, Berkeley CA

Featuring Neville Hoad, who looks like a true believer in queer theory and the like, and Candace Vogler, who started her academic career as a feminist. Did she have a conversion experience, or does she remain a feminist in analytic Thomist's clothing?

Ignatius Press on Google Books

Smart marketing move? At least I can preview Christoph Schönborn's Jesus' School of Life before deciding whether to buy the book...

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Vocations Retreat at St. Tikhon's

Saint Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will host its annual Vocations Retreat on April 22­-23, 2016.http://myocn.net/st-tikhons-to-host-annual-vocations-retreat/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, February 22, 2016

Byzantine Aesthetics

Exploring Byzantine Aesthetics and how a better understanding of them appreciate byzantine beauty.http://myocn.net/exploring-byzantine-aesthetics/

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Tradition

"Metropolitan Pavlos of Sisanio and Siatista at a public discussion speaks for tradition and modernization"

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, February 23, 2016

David Clayton Comments on the Church of the Protection of the Mother of God

NLM
Called to Be the Children of God is available for pre-order but I don't see a release date.

Monday, February 22, 2016

More "Eastern" Versions of the Divine Mercy Image

at Crossroads Initiative: Blood and Water From His Side – Chrysostom

More on Psychological Solidarity

In the exposition of why the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity became man, some will talk about how it was so that the Word would have psychological solidarity with us, feeling and experiencing pain, suffering, and death as we do. This is in contrast to the knowledge God would have of such things as cause -- what is important here is the "subjectivity." But is this really such a good reason? Are human beings such "special snowflakes" that God the Son must experience "human subjectivity" to become one of us? Or does God the Son become man not so that he can be accounted one of us, not as fallen but experiencing the consequences of original sin nonetheless, but so that He might elevate us to the divine? (After all, if we accept that subjectivity is important, why can we not say that Christ must experience temptation as we do, that is in a way that involves disordered appetite, in order to be one of us?)
CWR: Pope Francis calls Havana Joint Declaration debatable, understands Ukrainians might feel betrayed
While the Department of External Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate spins the meeting between Francis and Patriarch Kirill, the Pope expresses support for His Beatitude Sviatoslav.
By Fr. Andriy Chirovsky

As expected, the Department of External Church relations of the Moscow Patriarchate has started the process of spinning the February 12, 2016 Havana Joint Declaration of Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill. In a February 17 interview with Aleksei Sosiedov,

Related:
Chiesa: At the Summit Is the Embrace in Havana, But At the Base Unity Is Far Away
The account of two Australian spouses, he a Catholic, she Orthodox. Point by point, all the elements of the dispute between the two Churches, in everyday life

"Ten Minute Spirituality for a Modern World," by Archimandrite Sergius (Bowyer)




Sunday, February 21, 2016

A Cave Temple

Nino shared these pictures of her hometown church built in a cave in Georgia! #myOCN

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Saturday, February 20, 2016

Nino shared these pictures of her hometown church built in a cave in Georgia! #myOCN

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Saturday, February 20, 2016

Athonite Monastery Duringi the Ottoman Occupation

"Cooperation with the Ottoman authorities was essential to preserve the autonomy of the Athonite community and the landed property of the monasteries."

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Sunday, February 21, 2016