Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Would that all heed his advice...

Sunday, December 28, 2014

St. Basil the Great

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Documentary on Byzantium

Friday, December 26, 2014

More Details on the 2015 Ss. Cyril and Athanasius Orthodox Institute Symposia

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Divine Liturgy, The Nativity of Christ

Which Means...

The Bishop of Rome, Christmas

Christmas: "God is in love with our smallness"

“More so,” the Pope went on to ask, “do we have the courage to welcome with tenderness the difficulties and problems of those who are near to us, or do we prefer impersonal solutions, perhaps effective but devoid of the warmth of the Gospel? How much the world needs tenderness today! The Christian response cannot be different from God’s response to our smallness. Life must be met with goodness, with meekness. When we realize that God is in love with our smallness, that he made himself small in order to better encounter us, we cannot help but open our hearts to him, and beseech him: “Lord, help me to be like you, give me the grace of tenderness in the most difficult circumstances of life, give me the grace of closeness in the face of every need, of meekness in every conflict.”

I'll take Athanasius...

Christmas Message of Patriarch Bartholomew

Eastern Christian Books: Married Catholic Priests (Take 2)

Eastern Christian Books: Married Catholic Priests (Take 2)

On the Night of the Nativity

Byzantine Hymn of the Nativity

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Minuit, Chrétiens!

No Blessed Augustine Here

What is Righteousness?

Metropolitan Hilarion's Visit to the Monastery of St. John of Rila, December 18

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

The Nativity Icon

A Russian Perspective on Things...

Another Statement

The Nativity of Our Lord Cannot Be Separated from His Passion, Death (and Resurrection)

Deification and Sonship According to St. Athanasius of Alexandria, Part 1

Parts 2 and 3

Italo-Greek Customs and Traditions with Fr. Francis Vivona

More videos.

Community of Bose

It does have its own website.

Even Bose Has Had Its Visitor

But this decided and managed by Enzo Bianchi, the all-powerful founder and prior of the monastery, as well as a favorite of Pope Francis. To shore himself up against his opponents

by Sandro Magister

A 2006 blogpost at Commonweal.
Something by Richard McBrien

Monday, December 22, 2014

Armenian Liturgy

Dr. William Oddie, English Papist

For good or ill?

Pope’s Defense of the Faith Has Not Been Heard

The Long Shadows of Byzantium

Drawing Closer to the Mother of God, Part 3

Poti Cathedral

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Elder Sophrony

Drawing Closer to the Mother of God, Part 2

Interview with Fr. Deacon John Chryssavgis

Le Figaro Interview with Cardinal Burke

Rorate Caeli: Le Figaro on the Vatican "Secret War" - Cardinal Burke's interview to Le Figaro

Una Voce Austria Interview with Cardinal Burke

Here (via NLM)

Amiran Goglidze

Friday, December 19, 2014

More Different Interpretations of Pope Francis

Chiesa: Bergoglio’s Pendulum, Between Capitalism and Revolution

Marxist, libertarian, Peronist. They have applied the most disparate labels to him. The contrasting judgments of the Acton Institute and the “Friends of Pope Francis”

by Sandro Magister

The Healing

Discernment of Spirits...

Miracle Attributed to St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon

When Will They Give Up Luther and Embrace the Church Fathers?

Overstepping His Authority?

Or does the good of the Church universal require that all Christians celebrate Pascha on the same date?

Shameless Popery: Pope Victor and the Second-Century Papacy

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Amiran Goglidze

Part 8 of the Series on St. Silouan the Athonite

Salve Regina

Liturgy - Source of Missionary Life of the Church

NLM: EWTN Interview with Cardinal Burke and Bishop Rey - Sacra Liturgia - VIDEO

And yet one can ask whether conservatism of hieratic Latin as the language of the liturgy (for non-Latin speaking peoples) is compatible with the missionary spirit.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Metropolitan Kallistos on the Theologian

A New URL for Living Latin Language

Latinitatis Corpus, Reginaldo Procuratore

Dominicans and Study

Alistair Stewart on His New Book

Alistair Stewart: “Ecumenism and the Question of Apostolic Succession”

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Metropolitan Kallistos and Metropolitan Hilarion at Divine Liturgy

Metropolitan Kallistos of Diocleia and Hilarion of Volokolamsk celebrate at the Church of ‘Joy of All the Afflicted’ Icon of the Mother of God

Trisagion Films Presents

(via ByzTex)

website (FB)

World Over - 2014-12-11 – 'Exodus: Gods & Kings' Christian Bale and Ridley Scot with Raymond Arroyo

Monday, December 15, 2014

More Than Polemic

How the Traditional Latin Mass Fosters More Active Participation than the Ordinary Form by Peter Kwasniewski

The contributors and readers of Pray, Tell could write a response but I don't know if they would risk giving "validation" by engaging the arguments.

I still think the physical postures of the faithful for the EF were reduced over the years but it might be difficult to convince Latin traditionalists (or Latins in general) to get rid of pews to allow greater mobility. There's nothing in the piece about vocal or sung responses by the faithful (a need to preserve the Low Mass as a legitimate option?).

Who are you calling a Pharisee?

“Rigidity is a sign of a weak heart”

At this morning’s mass in St. Martha’s House, Francis spoke about the “discipline” of the doctors of the law that is “rigid on the outside”, recalling how some were scandalised when Pius XII freed faithful from the Eucharistic fast
And sometimes, I confess something to you, when I have seen a Christian, a Christian of that kind, with a weak heart, not firm, not fixed on the rock—Jesus – and with such rigidness on the outside, I ask the Lord: ‘But Lord, throw a banana peel in front of them, so that they will take a good fall, and feel shame that they are sinners, and so encounter You, [and realize] that You are the Saviour. Many times a sin will make us feel shame, and make us encounter the Lord, Who pardons us, as the sick who were there and went to the Lord for healing.
What happened to "Who am I to judge?"

Well, Maybe Not Every Profession

It may be encouraging at the pastoral level but it does need some elaboration...

Metropolitan Kallistos Granted Honorary Doctorate

Ceremony of awarding degree of Doctor Honoris Causa to Metropolitan Kallistos of Diokleia takes place at Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Post-Graduate Studies

Address by Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk on awarding a degree of Doctor Honoris Causa of Ss Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute of Post-Graduate Studies to Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diocleia

The Cult of the Pope

A Note on Our Modern Celebrity Papacy by Rachel Lu

Kardinaal Koch: 'Politek Droeg Bij Tot Kloof Tussen Oost En West'


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Divine Liturgies, 141214


How underdeveloped is mereology (the study of parts) by neo-Thomists and neo-Aristotelians in their physics and metaphysics and their understanding of substance?

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Akathist & Divine Liturgy - Feast of St. Herman

St. Luke the Blessed Surgeon

Friday, December 12, 2014

I Don't Believe Any Change is Forthcoming

Thursday, December 11, 2014

William Carroll Goes to China...

Thomas Aquinas in China (via Thomistica)

Art of Eternity, The Glory of Byzantium

Fr. Dwight Longenecker on Women's Ordination

Catholic "Women Priests": Can There Be a Discussion?

More from Roberto de Mattei on the Extraordinary Synod

The Synod and the Ordinary Magisterium of the Church

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Sacra Liturgia USA 2015

Elder Sophrony on Ascesis

The Example of Saints Cyril and Methodius

Festival of Lessons and Carols

FB event - 8:00 pm, December 20, 2014 at St. Albert the Great Priory

The Schola Cantorum of St. Albert's Priory and the Women's Antique Vocal Ensemble (WAVE) will present their annual Christmas concert following the traditional format of a Festival of Lessons and Carols which has been the customary Christmas Eve service at King's College in Cambridge, England since 1918. The performance includes early music from England and France, selections from Llibre vermeil de Montserrat, and music composed by Adam de St. Victor, Heinrich Schütz, Francisco Guerrero, and William Billings. The concert will also include a sing-along of popular Christmas carols. Please join us for an evening of ancient and traditional holiday music.

$20 ($15 for students/seniors)

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

More on the Norcia Refectory

NLM: New Sacred Art: The Monastic Refectory in Norcia by Peter Kwasniewski

Eternal Memory.

R.I.P. Brother Myron Collins, FSC
Myron Collins

Metropolitan Ioannis Comments

Ioannis of Pergamon: The meeting at the Phanar took place in “anticipation” of full communion (Vatican Insider)

Why Not Father Joseph?

Genuinely curious...

CNA: The request of a retired pope – simply call me 'Father Benedict'

Dr. McLean's Thanksgiving Address

Part 2 of "Loving God Without Fear" by Hieromonk Irenei

Love Moves: The Life of St. John the Wonderworker

The Earliest Film Documentary on Mount Athos?

Monday, December 08, 2014

The Conclusion

The Three Degrees of Knowledge: An Exploration of Theosis in the Homilies of St. Isaac the Syrian


Jennifer Fulwiler

Part of this year's wave of Catholic chick books?

Books by recent converts? How long did Augustine wait after his conversion before writing Confessions? And did he do it on his own initiative or was he asked to do it by others?

Padre Cassian Folsom, O.S.B. - Priore del Monastero di San Benedetto, Norcia

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Divine Liturgy, 141207

Normal State of Affairs or a Strike Against Orthodox Apologetics?


Chanting in Mount Athos


The Push for the Restoration of Deaconesses

Alt: Deaconesses

Post-Communion Prayers of the Roman Missal

here(via NLM)

A Borrowing from the Byzantine Tradition?

Or part of the "common" iconographic tradition of East and West up into the late middle ages; an earlier example would be the San Damiano Crucifix?

Rorate Caeli: Sacred beauty in the 21st Century - it is possible

Thursday, December 04, 2014

Sts. Cyril and Athanasius Orthodox Institute 2015 Symposia

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Divine Liturgy for HG.Bishop Youssef at St.Mina Church Sunday 141123

Feast of St. Thaddeus and St. Bartholomew in the Mother See

Prayer as Spiritual Sustenance

Bishop Morerod and the Swiss Latin Bishops

FB post

John Chrssavgis on the Meeting of Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew

Approaching the Divine: A Primer for Iconography

Hope and Life Press: NEW RELEASE – Approaching the Divine: A Primer for Iconography by Fr. Richard G. Cannuli, OSA

"Displaying icons of Christ, the Eternal Father..."

Say what?

ECB Interview with Ines Angeli Murzako

Ines Angeli Murzaku on Grottaferrata and East-West Monasticism

Monday, December 01, 2014

The Holy Spirit

Right On


A Different Interpretation of Francis

What Hierarchy Really Means by Eric Johnston
The Pope’s True Agenda by William Doino Jr.


Andrea Tornielli on the Joint Declaration

The joint declaration: “Together in martyrdom”

I hadn't posted this before...
Francis to Turkey’s Christians: Divisions and disagreements must be overcome

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