Saturday, April 11, 2015

Consecrated Life

Religious formators gathered in Rome for a seminar on fashioning new vocations in contemporary society – a task the Vatican’s point man for consecrated life says is not easy, but still full of hope.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, April 10, 2015

Cardinal João Braz de Aviz, Prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Friday, April 10, 2015

Friday, April 10, 2015

A Scientist Talks about the First Draft of Interstellar

AICN: Copernicus: Science vs. INTERSTELLAR, Part 2!!

Cappella Romana on Millenium of Music

Thanks to Millennium of Music Radio for featuring our Good Friday In Jerusalem CD on their Easter 2015 Program!

Posted by Cappella Romana on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hymn of Cassia

The Hymn of Cassia, a great hymn sung at Matins and Presanctified Liturgy of Holy Wednesday. This arrangement adapted...

Posted by Our Lady of Fatima Russian Byzantine Catholic Church on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Holy Friday on the New Julian Calendar

Today, based on information gleaned from studying the Shroud of Turin, we can say that flogging consisted of thirty-nine...

Posted by Orthodoxy and the World on Friday, April 10, 2015

Ciboria and Tabernacles

More Byzantine temples should have ciboria within them!

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Great Thursday

Every time Liturgy is served, when the Eucharist is performed, God calls us “with uplifted minds” to ascend the mountain...

Posted by Orthodoxy and the World on Thursday, April 9, 2015

Is Pretending the Same as Lying?

People who pretended to be insane to hide their holiness. Crazy!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, April 6, 2015

St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Saint John—NB, Canada

Fr. Andrew writes: Here are some photos from our Nymphios service at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church in Saint John—NB, Canada

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

website and FB

More on Fr. Bouyer

Written last year on the anniversary of his death: Louis Bouyer, teologo da romanzo

OR: Parresia di un teologo scomodo: Le memorie di Louis Bouyer (Republished here.)·

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

St Stephanos Greek Orthodox Church, Hurlstone Park, Sydney Australia

"Hi. Here are some photos from Palm Sunday 2015 and the Bridegroom Service at the Greek Orthodox Parish of St Stephanos Hurlstone Park, Sydney Australia."

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, April 8, 2015

website & FB

Gothic + Byzantine

Wow! "Palm Sunday in England. Above the icon of the raising of Lazarus on the right is a stone from his tomb."

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, April 6, 2015

Holy Week in Jerusalem

Another great thing to watch in preparation for Pascha!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Anunciation Greek Orthodox Church, Winston-Salem, NC

"My name is George, a Greek Orthodox Christian living and working in Houston, Texas. This year, I spent Palm Sunday in...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, April 8, 2015


Virtual Choir

Laudable, But Does the Need for the CDF Speak Against Certain Claims Regarding the Papacy?

The pope as universal teacher?

Vatican Insider: Müller suggests new task for Congregation for Doctrine of Faith

In an interview with French Catholic newspaper La Croix, the German cardinal stated: “The arrival of a theologian like Benedict XVI in the Chair of St. Peter was no doubt an exception. But John XXIII was not a professional theologian. Pope Francis is also more pastoral and our mission at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith is to provide the theological structure of a pontificate.” So according to Müller’s statement, the former Holy Office must “theologically structure” Pope Francis’ pontificate. And this is probably the reason why the Prefect gives public statements on such a frequent basis, like never before.

The Angel Cried Out

NLM: “The Angel Cried Out” - The Byzantine Easter Hymn to the Virgin by Gregory DiPippo

A Jesuit Making Peace with Opus Dei?

From last year: Pope Francis’ Letter on Beatification of Alvaro del Portillo
Pope Francis’ letter to Bishop Javier Echevarría, Prelate of Opus Dei, for the beatification of Alvaro del Portillo. Dated June 26, 2014.

Highlights of his beatification.
Blessed Alvaro del Portillo
website for his beatification

Regarding devotion to the Holy Family, I came across this interesting point in Bouyer's The Invisible Father last weekend:

As for the Latin formulas, they are even worse: as if an abstract Godhead only took on a genuinely personal appearance in God-made-man. And it is best to pass over those deformations so justly stigmatized by Thomas Mozley, and which seem to suggest that the Trinity adored in practice by Western Catholics is not that of the heavenly Father, the Son and the Spirit, but that of the Mother, Child and Foster-father!

The Invisible Father (Petersham, MA: St. Bede's Publications, 1976), 240.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Watered-Down Adopted Sonship?

Opus Dei: Message
Divine filiation. “Divine filiation is the foundation of the spirit of Opus Dei,” said its founder, St. Josemaría Escrivá. The Christian is a child of God by virtue of baptism. Thus the formation provided by the Prelature seeks to foster among the Christian faithful a deep awareness of their being children of God, and helps them act accordingly. It fosters confidence in divine providence, simplicity in their dialogue with God, a deep awareness of the dignity of each human being and of the need for fraternity among all people, a truly Christian love for the world and for all human realities created by God, and a sense of calm and optimism.

Sounds like the watered-down version of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, rather than a robust understanding of deification.

Pascha Divine Liturgies


Easter Badarak 2015

A Worthy Heir to Bouyer?

Notre Dame Center for Liturgy, Institute for Church Life -- Oblation: Liturgy and Life

Monday, April 06, 2015

Troparion Paskah

Troparion Paskah dalam berbagai macam bahasa:Bahasa Yunani: Christos anesti ek nekron, thanato thanaton patisas, ke...

Posted by Mengenal Gereja Katolik Melkit on Saturday, April 4, 2015

Fr. Cantalamessa's Good Friday Homily

Father Cantalamessa's Good Friday Homily"Ecce Homo"

Posted by Zenit News Agency on Friday, April 3, 2015

Fr Cantalamessa: All of Us, Our Institutions Have Risk of Being Like Pilate, Washing Our HandsReflects in Good Friday Homily on How What God Requests of Us Is Not Impossible

Posted by Zenit News Agency on Friday, April 3, 2015

Entering the Mystery

Pope Francis recited the Regina Coeli on Easter Monday, leading the pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square in a rousing chant of “Christ is risen!”
Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, April 6, 2015

International Conference on Digital Media and Orthodox Pastorla Care

Wow! 75 experts in Orthodoxy & Digital Media from all over the world will be in Athens this May for a conference co-sponsored by OCN. We're looking forward to it!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, April 6, 2015

Paschal Homilies, Part 2


On the Orthodox Dating of Easter

Why Orthodox Christian Easter Is Later than the Catholic One(via Byz TX)

Ferrara's Critique of Karl Keating's Book on Geocentrism

See this post regarding Keating's book.

To Discredit the Traditionalist Movement: What Really Motivates the Neo-Catholic Witch Hunters

2000 Interview with Fr. Aidan Nichols


Missed These Articles

Fr. Bouyer's memoirs hold high praise for Joseph Ratzinger, Magister noted, and Fr. Bouyer in turn was highly regarded...

Posted by Catholic News Agency on Saturday, September 20, 2014

His memoirs.
L'histoire secrète de l'Eglise au XXème siècle
La Croix article

So there was a colloquium held last year on his work... great!

A Facebook page in his honor.