Sunday, August 31, 2014

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Ellwood City Chapel - Divine Liturgy with Homily for St. John the Baptist - Fr. Lysack

Another Divine Liturgy at the same location for the same feast…

Better than the Cartesian Cogito

Friday, August 29, 2014

The Original Bishops: Office and Order in the First Christian Communities

Alistair C. Stewart, via Eastern Christian Books

What else was he going to say?

Interview with Archbishop Cordileone

Latin Mass Magazine (via NLM)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

St. John of Shanghai and San Francisco


St. Silouan the Athonite

Early Syriac Theology

For the Feast of St. Augustine

The Scriptural Roots of St. Augustine's Spirituality by Stephen N. Filippo

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Good Inculturation?

I'm not sure... Yanshui Catholic Church Maybe too Sinofied in its painting.


Pertinacious Papist: Cardinal Siri's banned forgotten book on ecumenism

Parish Sins

Finder of Lost Items

For the East...

Aristotle on Method and Metaphysics

Aristotle on Method and Metaphysics edited by Edward Feser is apparently print on demand. It can be purchased on Amazon.

Orthodox Wedding

Greek church, so there are unfortunately some Western practices that have been adopted.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Incense as Anti-Depressant?

Science Daily

On the Sign of Peace in the Roman Rite

Thought This Was Something from Bodyworlds at First

Saint Bartholomew

Gestures, Participation of the Body is Important

But they are not a substitute for true prayer, which begins in the heart.

More on the St. Luke of Crimea Movie

Saint Anthony's Monastery

Our Lady of Vladimir

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pope Emeritus Benedict Celebrates Mass for His Students

Articulating Medieval Logic by Terrence Parsons (via

Having a Personal Relationship with Jesus

The Problem with a Personal Relationship with Jesus by Jay Boyd
The Problem with 'Not' Having a Personal Relationship with Jesus by Carole Brown

(via Pertinacious Papist)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Divine Liturgies 140824

Edit. From today

E.O. Wilson At It Again

On Free Will By Edward O. Wilson
And how the brain is like a colony of ants

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saint Rose of Lima

House-Church Liturgies

Orthodox Archdiocese of Accra, Ghana

Little inculturation in the music as far as I can tell - the melody is Russian/Slavonic in origin...

Why pews?


Choral Conducting for Beginners

Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick's Latest

Friday, August 22, 2014

Five Powerful Sayings of the Fathers

A Little Too Accepting of the Assumptions of Modern Physics?

A critique of Aristotle’s physics in Aristotle’s terms

Are we really justified in eliminating the distinction between agent and patient (and teleology)?

A Mess They Could Have Avoided?

Greek Catholics warn the time of martyrdom is upon their Church in Eastern Ukraine

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Two Lectures

Thanks to Pater Edmund on Facebook

Marcus Berquist, "Learning And Discipleship"
Hugh Barbour, O. Praem, "Bonum Communis Ente: A Friendly Challenge To Personal Thomism"


Homosexuality and Vocational Discernment and Choice

HPR: Homosexuality and Vocational Discernment and Choice by Fr. Paul Anthony McGavin (via Insight Scoop)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Jesuit Calls on Catholic and Orthodox Churches to Restore Communion

From 2010:

His paper.

Finding What Should Never Have Been Lost: Priests and the Extraordinary Form


Thomistic Circles, October 2014

The Theoretical Impulse in Plato and Aristotle

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

More on St. Gregory of Nyssa

Feast of the Assumption

Depictions of the Transfiguration

The Meaning of Icons

Sexual "Orientation" and Friendship

James Chastek replies to Michael Hannon regarding marital friendship.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Florovsky on Dialogue

Encouragement But Is It Enough?

Vatican Insider: Francis’ message to young Asians: You are the Church’s present

How About, "Be Good Sons of St. Ignatius."

The Pentateuch: One Author?

Trisagion Films

Holy Resurrection Monastery:

The Dominance of English

The Chant Café: The World Vernacular Is English, Korean Edition by Kathleen Pluth

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Divine Liturgies, 140818

Chants Abrégés

The Chant Café: Chants Abrégés - Fantastic Resource for Beginning Scholas by Ben Yanke

Orthodox Evangelism in North America

Friday, August 15, 2014

"A Great Sign"

For the Feast of the Dormition

NLM: Burial Rites of the Theotokos by Kyle Washut

St. Gregory of Nyssa

First Time I've Seen This Representation

Divine Compassion and Women of the Church-Keynote-His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos Ware

Has he gone too far in being accommodating to "Christian" feminists? If so, would this discredit his open-mindedness to Latin Christianity and ecumenical endeavors in the minds of those who are more traditional?

Troparion for the Feast of the Dormition of Theotokos in Greek - Orthodox Byzantine Chant

Dormition of the Theotokos - Matins Hymn - In Greek

Thursday, August 14, 2014

More on the Praying of the Psalms

A Copy of the Icon of Our Lady of Jasna Góra?

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

ICKSP US Ordinations

(via Sancta Trinitas) (for more coverage and photos)

Reminds Me a Bit of Westminster Cathedral

Don Prudlo on Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi: Punctuation and Continuity by Donald S. Prudlo

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Pravmir: Children in the Church

Archbishop Demetrios on the Dormition

Change in the Byzantine Depiction of the Crucifixion

Monday, August 11, 2014

Sts. Peter and Paul Orthodox Church, Meridan, CT


Address of Archbishop Charles Chaput

St. Clare

Kyrie Eleison

Adam De Ville Interprets Pope Francis on Prostelytism

The Pope and Proselytism By Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille

How to differentiate between an unhelpful proselytism and a healthy evangelism?

Holy Trinity-St. Nicholas Church

Victoria, Australia

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Divine Liturgy, 140810

How Useful for Natural Theology?

James Chastek: From feminine to divine perfections

While Aquinas does make the claim that the mother's love for her child is one ideal, is it disputed which sex has the better capacity for love that is tempered by justice? Some perfections pertain to the intellect and the will, some pertain to the operation of the intellect and the will in so far as the soul is the form of the body and thus we have to consider the influence of the emotions. It is not so controversial among Catholics to claim that there are sex differences. But to claim that such differences ground a hierarchy within the family and society at large?

Anglican Ordination of Women Bishops Ends Reunion Prospects

Dr. William Oddie

Modernist Architecture for the East

I've seen better adaptations... St. Mary's Greek Orthodox Church in Minneapolis, MN

Saturday, August 09, 2014

The Society of Jesus Promoting a Latin-centric View of the Church?

India: in renewing the Church, Pope Francis 'has woken up' the Society of Jesus

"He has also reminds us that the Church cannot remain closed in on itself (one possible reason why the Society of Jesus was suppressed was because the Society became closed in on itself), but must reach out not only to the whole world but to the whole of creation."

Lest the Jesuits forget... Anamnesis, Not Amnesia: The 'Healing Memories' and the Problem of 'Uniatism'

How Providence Works!

NPR: Before War, A Punk Drummer Preserved Syrian Chants (via ByzTex)

Capella Romana Tickets

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Byzantine, Texas: Pan-Oriental Orthodox Council proposed

Byzantine, Texas: Pan-Oriental Orthodox Council proposed: Beirut ( OCP ) - Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II of Antioch and All East received high level Oriental Orthodox prelates at his residence on 5t...

Matteo Calisi on Pope's Caserta Visit

To Mixed Results Over Time?

New Bishop for Ukrainian Eparchy of St Josaphat in Parma


ISIS Doesn't Care

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

We Need More Mosaicists

A New Generation of Mosaicists in the Holy Land

On the People of God

The Hope of the Family

The CWR Blog: Cardinal Mueller's book-long interview emphasizes indissolubility of marriage

"The Hope of the Family" (Ignatius Press) responds to mistakes in understanding marriage in society.

Sufficient Proof-Texting?

The Truth About Priestly Continence and Celibacy in the Early Church

Timothy Gallagher, OVM

Discerning Hearts and his website

Matthew Baker, "Faith Seeking Understanding"

“Faith Seeking Understanding” (Part I): Patristic and Early Christian Touchstones

“Faith Seeking Understanding” (Part II): Clement of Alexandria

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Salvation as Theosis in John 1

Rediscovering the East

Aidan Hart on The Saint John's Bible

Monk Maximos (Constas) on Saint Maximos the Confessor and the Philokalia

Monday, August 04, 2014

Saint Sava, Belgrade

The Jesuit Pope

The Fall of Constantinople

"Leaving All Things Behind"

Rahner's Three Epochs

Rorate Caeli: Rahner's Un-Roman Epoch of the Church

Coffee with Sr. Vassa Ep.34 (Joachim&Anna)

Sunday, August 03, 2014