Saturday, January 30, 2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

CWR Blog: f I were running the Eastern Orthodox Council by Dr. Adam A. J. DeVille
The Orthodox Council, if it takes place, must ask itself: Why should people care about this Council and about Orthodox Christianity itself? Why is it relevant?

Cardinal Burke Visits TAC

TAC: His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke Visits Thomas Aquinas College

As part of the newly proclaimed Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, His Eminence Raymond Leo Burke visited the campus of Thomas Aquinas College on Saturday, January 21, 2016.

Homily of His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke
Votive Mass of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of the Most Holy Trinity Chapel

Cardinal Burke on Catholic Education and Cultural Transformation
by His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke, Patron of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Love for One's Neighbor

Seek to reveal in yourself spiritual love for your neighbours: by entering into it, you will enter into love for God, through the gates of the resurrection and through the gates of the kingdom of heaven.

Posted by Orthodoxy and the World on Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Thomas Aquinas College: St. Thomas Day Lecture: Rev. Thomas Joseph White, O.P.

Start: 01/28/2016 12:00 pm
“How Does the Resurrection of Christ
Illumine Human Reason?
From Joseph Ratzinger to St. Thomas Aquinas”

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Fr. Tom Rosica on Evangelization

From January 20 – January 22, 2016, the Theological Symposium of the 2016 International Eucharist Congress took place in...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Saturday, January 23, 2016
Rod Dreher: Pope To Commemorate Reformation

A cheerleader for Christian unity without the theological acumen or wisdom to foster reconciliation? What is needed is a bishop-theologian who can simply and plainly state the differences between Lutheran and Catholic (not just Roman) teaching on justification and show how Catholic teaching is apostolic while Lutheran teaching is not, and I don't think Pope Francis is that man.

Rorate Caeli: UPDATE: Vatican Radio: Pope to lead common worship service with Lutheran leaders in Lutheran cathedral.
BREAKING NEWS: Pope Francis to participate in ceremony commemorating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation

Pope Francis will travel to Sweden in October for a joint ecumenical commemoration of the start of the Reformation,...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, January 25, 2016

Is He In Charge of the Liturgies at the Congress?

We need to be like St. Paul and convert our lives, directing it to witness to God’s love and presence.This was the...

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

More from Day two at the International Eucharistic Congress in Cebu, Philippines.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Monday, January 25, 2016

Part of the Western Iconographic Tradition

One of the treasures of the Vatican Museums.

Posted by Vatican Radio - English Section on Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Hymns of Vespers

Dr. Vladimir Morosan begins a sequence of programs that examine in depth the various component hymns of the Orthodox Vesper Service, starting with the Opening Psalm 103, “Bless the Lord, O My Soul.”

Posted by Ancient Faith Radio on Sunday, January 24, 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Предстоятели Поместных Православных Церквей совершили Литургию в храме св. ап. Павла в Шамбези

(via Byz Tx)

Keynote Address By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew To the Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches.

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Tuesday, January 26, 2016
NLM: Documentary About the Original Divine Mercy Image - Is This Really What Christ Looked Like? by David Clayton

"I did hear a story that Sr Faustina was never happy with the image either, and in the end, reluctantly agreed to its use assuming that no artist could ever reproduce satisfactorily what she had seen. Then years later, so the story went as related to me, she saw an image of Christ painted in the iconographic style and said, “That’s what he looked like!” I can’t corroborate this, but I find it plausible."

But what of modesty?

No one's addressed that issue in the recent change made by Pope Francis regarding whose feet can be washed on Maundy Thursday, not even Fr. Hunwicke has addressed it. (One Benedictine defender of the change alludes to the question of modesty but believes it to be culture-specific rather than pertaining to a universal norm.) Would Christ or the Apostles have washed the feet of women in their time? If not, why not? Because of cultural norms? Even if that is the case that those norms are particular to a culture, what is their reason? I would argue because of the respect for modesty. A man might wash his mother's feet or his wife's out of necessity, but those of a stranger?

And will women really respect bishops and priests who cater to them in this symbolic gesture of service, which may even be taken as another instance of pedestalizing them? As if there isn't enough white-knighting already in the Latin churches. (See for example the Benedictine defender, who seems to be a sympathizer with feminism.)

How odd...

Next month there will be a screening of The Young Messiah, hosted by Ignatius Press, MOTIVE Entertainment, Ocean Blue Entertainment, 1492 Pictures and CJ Entertainment. Why is Ignatius Press giving support to a movie based on the novel of Anne Rice (and her use of gnostic sources, among others)?


Remaining true to the character of Jesus revealed in the Bible, The Young Messiah is an inspirational story for the whole family about the childhood of the Savior.

When the mystery of Jesus’ divinity begins to unfold in His childhood, He turns to His parents for guidance. But Mary and Joseph, in an effort to protect their child, are afraid to reveal all they know. How do you explain the ways of the world to the Creator of the world? How do you teach the Teacher? How do you help the Savior who came to save you?

Follow the young Messiah as He and His family take the dangerous journey from Egypt to Nazareth and on to Jerusalem, where His true identity and profound destiny is fulfilled.

What people are saying about THE YOUNG MESSIAH:

"This film will be great for my imagination for many weeks and many months to come...What was really important and well-done was the way that faith is challenged in very complex situations, but at times there is a clarity that shines through and a simplicity of the faith that is just inspiring and leaves you with a sense that God enters into this violent world and brings something very different." - Bishop Thomas Olmsted, Diocese of Phoenix

"Captivating, inspiring, deeply moving." -Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley, OFM Cap., Boston

“Beautiful film with a compelling story. It is sure to be a classic for families for years to come.” - Rev. David L. Guffey, CSC, Family Theater Productions

"Engaging, tender...fall in love with Jesus Christ all over again." -Lisa Hendey, Founder & Editor,

The Latin overemphasis on the humanity of Christ?

Monday, January 25, 2016

Chiesa: The “No” To Pope Francis From the Chief Rabbi of Rome by Sandro Magister

He said it during the meeting with the pope at the synagogue. And it is the refusal to “discuss theology” with the Catholic Church. Because of Jewish fears of a blurring of that which distinguishes them from Christians?

Eastern Christian Books: Christianity in Korea

Eastern Christian Books: Christianity in Korea

Eastern Christian Books: The Councils of the Orthodox Churches

Eastern Christian Books: The Councils of the Orthodox Churches

Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Trisagion Prayer

Fr. Stavros teaches us about the Trisagion Hymn, it glorifies God, addresses God, and asks him to have mercy on...

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Saturday, January 23, 2016

The Psaltic Tradition of Mount Athos

"Monk Iakovos, Protopsaltis (First Chanter) of the Church of Protato, Karyes, Mt Athos, speaks on Holy Mountain's Psaltic Tradition"

Posted by Orthodox Christian Network on Wednesday, January 20, 2016