Thursday, May 07, 2015

Discussion of Bishop Larry Silva's decision on confirmation at Pray Tell: Bishop Restores the Traditional Order of the Sacraments of Initiation

Protestants Re-Inventing the Wheel?

Five Questions with Nicholas Wolterstorff

Jonathan Pageau on Depicting the Transfiguration of Christ

Sobor Uspenia Pressvjatoy Bogorodici

This is beautiful! Sent to us from a follower, this is Sobor Uspenia Pressvjatoy Bogorodici in Kolomna, Moscow Region, Russia.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Christian Joy

Our paschal demeanor and worldview should never end! Amen?

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Doing Coffee Hour Right

Charging for lunch after you fast all morning? Christina writes that this can be extremely harmful and makes some suggestions for moving forward.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Thursday, May 7, 2015

Ugly Ecclesial Politics?

“The Ukrainian Orthodox Church does not just seek peace in Ukraine. We call upon the conflicting parties to see in each...

Posted by Orthodoxy and the World on Thursday, May 7, 2015

His Beatitude Onufry, Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine, arrived in Varna on May 1, 2015, at the invitation of His...

Posted by Orthodoxy and the World on Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Fr. Roman Braga, On Prayer of the Heart

Excerpts from Exploring the Inner Universe

“God is Always with You” by Jessica Precop

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

Father Roman Braga: May his memory be eternal!
By Dr. Dan Hinshaw

(via Mere Comments)

St Antonius Coptic Church


The Divine Liturgy - An Anthology for Worship - Father Peter Galadza

Interview with Dom Alcuin Reid on Sacra Liturgia USA 2015

"Sacra Liturgia” Is Coming to New York City in June (via NLM)

Still Not Hagia Sophia

Saint Sophia Cathedral, Washington, D.C.

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral will be consecrated this month by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios. What is a consecration and why does it take place? Find out!

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Natural Law & Natural Revelation

A Conversation with J. Budziszewski & Douglas Wilson

Notes on the Formal Cause of Political Community

Re: De Regno, even if we accept its authenticity, Aquinas does not explicitly claim that political authority/government is the formal cause of political community.

Government is a function/act proper to some or all of the material elements of political community, it is not identical to the material elements in themselves .

As for what makes a community, it is custom taken in a broad sense, encompassing law (and not just civil law), culture, and also the recognition that one is a member of such a community (what falls under the subjective conception of group identity) both by one's self and by others.

Coming to a proper understanding of political community and society will not be easy for most of us as we have become habituated to living in degenerate forms of community (to the point at which they cease being communities properly speaking).


Dr. William Marshner: Former Lutheran - The Journey Home Program

I am not sure if this episode aired before or after this one.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Divine Liturgy, 150503

Jeff Mirus on Henri de Lubac's Vatican Council Notebooks, Vol. 1

Henri de Lubac's fascinating notes on Vatican II By Dr. Jeff Mirus

How good is this generalization?
A more immediate historical influence might be attributed to the two world wars of the twentieth century. Throughout the West, people came to have a profound respect for military precision and obedience, and all the habits of thought associated with soldiering. Those who can remember the 1950s will remember a society still interested in precise dress, short military hair cuts, and punctilious manners when it came to rank, not to mention the need to concern oneself primarily with one’s own duties, while accepting unquestionably the larger decisions of authority. This lent the entire culture a quality of systemic formalism.

(Ignatius Press)