Friday, April 24, 2015

Saw a Freeway Billboard Reminding Drivers of the Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

There are always two genocides. The first is the physical act and the second is the denial.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Friday, April 24, 2015

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Patriarch Bartholomew's Message for Earth Day

The Glory of God

Explore beautiful Hubble Space Telescope images from each year the telescope has been in orbit: #Hubble25

Posted by NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration on Thursday, April 23, 2015

Man, know your limits. The Lord created all of this to express His glory and to remind you that despite your greatness in His material creation, there are still boundaries which you cannot pass.

Dreams of interstellar space travel, Babeilian pride and man's desire to ascend to the heavens by his own power.

The Resurrection of Christ

We are each connected to Christ's resurrection. And that is good news!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Feast of St. George

You were bound for good deeds, O martyr of Christ: George; / by faith you conquered the torturer’s godlessness. / You...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, April 23, 2015

"Kalimera! As today is the eve of the feast of St George I thought it appropriate to search out my photos of our...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, April 22, 2015


Photos of Metropolitan Hilarion


Posted by Митрополит Иларион Алфеев (Metropolitan Hilarion) on Monday, April 20, 2015



Posted by Митрополит Иларион Алфеев (Metropolitan Hilarion) on Monday, April 20, 2015

St Sergius of Radonezh and St. Benedict of Nursia

"At the Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary Conference on St Sergius of Radonezh, John Martin (HTOS, 5th year) reflected in his paper on the similarities between St Sergius’ life and the life of the sixth century Western monastic founder, St Benedict of Nursia. He noted a number of thought-provoking parallels and showed how these similarities were rooted in a common monastic tradition."

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Count on the Dominicans...

Vatican Insider: Does the Successor of Peter need “theological structuring”?

Interview with Fr. Benoît-Dominique de La Soujeole, O.P.

Turning point?

Jewish Catholic relations were under the spotlight in the Vatican on Monday as Pope Francis met with a delegation from...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, April 20, 2015

Vatopaidi on Mt. Athos

"Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, April 20, 2015


A little about Athonite obediences. Check it out!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, April 20, 2015

I Think I've Posted a Link to This Article Before

First step: set up a prayer corner. The next step is even more important: actually using the space regularly for prayer.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Monday, April 20, 2015

Spring 2015 Issue of Sacred Music


I'm actually interested in this piece: "Twentieth-Century Reform and the Transition from a “Parallel” to a “Sequential” Liturgical Model: Implications for the Inherited Choral Repertoire and Future Liturgical Compositions" by Jared Ostermann

But this should be good: "Contributions of Pope Benedict XVI to the Continuing Liturgical Reforms" by Edward Schaefer

Then there's "A Charter for the New Liturgical Movement" by Peter Kwasniewski

What's Going on at the POI?

Chiesa: Earthquake among the Jesuits, at the Pontifical Oriental Institute

In Defense of Historical Truth

A First for Francis. With the Ottoman Enemy by Sandro Magister

In two years as pope, he had never been attacked so harshly as he is now by Turkey, for his denunciation of the Armenian genocide. A turning point in the pontificate


I remember trying out for the debate society one year and how I didn't like the exercise of finding the arguments necessary to win, rather than practicing arguments for the sake of the truth. The problem was that I looked at it as an exercise of dialectic, rather than that of rhetoric. Unfortunately, the debate society would not have been a good way of learning classical rhetoric, either...

"The Augustinian Roots of Thomistic Deification"

Christendom College: Author Fr. David Meconi to Deliver Annual St. Thomas Aquinas Lecture - itunes

I did not know he had taken over editing of HPR from Fr. Baker. Something he wrote for Christmas: Why God Becomes Human

Monday, April 20, 2015

Something Recent by Keith Lemna

The Heythrop Journal: Liturgical Reduction and Eucharistic Memory: Louis Bouyer's Response to the Crisis of Modern Science

James Chastek on CST

Social Teaching: "In other words, it rejects both Adam Smith and Karl Marx; both individualism and collectivism. In explaining this to the class, it became clear that this was, in effect, to reject the ideals of the left, right and center. The class ended with no one in the room having any idea what the Church thought a just regime would look like."

Still a work in progress... though it does assume the work of the medieval scholastics but it has not critically reappropriated it.

A Melkite Wedding

The Deacon's Bench Roman Catholic Dn. Greg Kandra experiences his first Crowning, in Jordan. You can also read about...

Posted by Our Lady of Fatima Russian Byzantine Catholic Church on Sunday, April 19, 2015

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Divine Liturgies, 150419

Thomas Sunday, Julian Calendar

Everywhere there are souls turning to the Lord, and they see and feel Him, for which reason they are a hundred-times...

Posted by Orthodoxy and the World on Sunday, April 19, 2015

More on Soteriology

The Cause of Our Salvation: Soteriological Causality According to Some Modern British Theologians 19898-1998 by Eamonn Mulcahy

Atonement as Gift: Re-Imagining the Cross for the Church and the World by Katie M. Heffelfinger and Patrick McGlinchey