Monday, November 30, 2020

Is the See of Constantinople Destined to Last until the Day of Judgment?

Holy Andrew, Pray for Us!

Sunday, November 29, 2020

The Moral Meaning of the Parable of the Good Samaritan


How is this different from what Pope Francis did in his last encylical letter? Metropolitan Hilarion probably acknowledges that the Christological meaning is primary, and the moral meaning is first determined by that. Also, Metropolitan Hilarion does not use the parable to lay out a simplistic moral theology regarding immigration, refugees, etc.

Fayum Mummy Portraits

Julian the Apostate

The Hippodrome in Constantinople

What We Would Call Dialectic

Cambridge University Press

But Very Western in Its Theology?

And "derivative" or scholastic, rather than being scriptural in language? Our armour of light is Christ, given to us through the Holy Spirit.

A possible contrast...

Two Recent Posts by Sandro Magister Related to the McCarrick Report

The Three Lessons of the McCarrick Report

That Ratzinger Note McCarrick Wanted to Keep Secret. Germane As Ever

Interview with Marc Barnes

The Tradistae Podcast

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Fr. Aquinas Guilbeau on CDK and the Personalists

Infection with Liberalism?

Or playing the liberal game in order to gain more freedom for their churches in Muslim-dominated countries?

Orthodox Times

For the Life of the World Discussion Series

Homepage with videos

Next one:

Met Athanasios of Limassol on the Last Things

Friday, November 27, 2020

Charles Laughton - Thanksgiving

Was This Recorded?

Church of Cyprus in Turmoil

Kenneth Woodward on the Canonization Process for John Paul II

Woodward's judgments about the Roman saint-making machine are correct, even if he wants to save the canonization of John Paul II by the Latins.

An Akathist of Thanksgiving by Protopresbyter Gregory Petrov

Seraphim Mosaic in Hagia Sophia

Thursday, November 26, 2020

More on St. Catherine


Ulpian's Principles

McCarrick the Epicenter

Reason or Appetite?

Is it more likely that a tryannical regime errs first not in the reason but in the appetite?

Carter Snead Interview

What Future for the Church of England

A Preview of a Lecture by Fr. Peter Galadza

Monday through Friday - Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts as the authentic Byzantine liturgical tradition?

The use of hunger to enhance appreciation of the reception of the Lord in Communion? (Based on Maximos' theology of the passions?)

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

For the Feast of St. Catherine of Alexandria


St. Justin Popovic & The Monastery of Celije in Serbia

Final Lecture: 4th International Byzantine Seminar Lecture Series

CDK on Christ the King

That's Not the Only Problem

Holy Katherine, Pray for Us!

A Proper Role for the Universal Primate?

A localist, communion-ecclesiological understanding of jurisdiction would focus more on the people seeking to have a presbyter/bishop of their own rite petitioning for acceptance from the Christian majority of a different rite who live in an area? (Not that the majority would have a right to reject their request, but a request out of charity and politeness protocol/etiquette.) And the local presbyteral synod would welcome the new presbyter/bishop to their synod. Something like that...

Not Your Father's Anticlericalism?

Philip Brickman and the Pursuit of Happiness

A Mind at Peace: Reclaiming an Ordered Soul in the Age of Distraction

Sophia Institute Press

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Grasping for Primacy


Phanar: To avoid becoming like Protestants, ecclesiology must be revised


SVS Press

The Real Red Pill: Orthodoxy and Conspiracy Theories by Fr. Joseph Lucas

And yet, Christians did not focus on the conspiracy itself, but rather on the role they were to play within society. So how did they live in those days?

Both the New Testament and the writings of early Saints seem unconcerned with the power of the persecutors. They understood that God is also the Lord of history, and that the gates of Hades shall not prevail against the Church (Matt 16:18). In spite of the hatred often fulminated against Christians, they continued to love and pray for society and its leaders.

Yes Christians should be walking the ordinary path of holiness and practice agape, but is that all there is to it? The early Christians did not have a theory of just resistance to tyranny. Do we? And if we do, can we apply it?

Christ Martenson: Welcome To The Interregnum

Alexander Bogomolny

A Pernicious Error

This has had a lot of bad consequences in popular spirituality and theology, and now political commentary. There is nothing we have that was given to us by the Father, and nothing that we can return to Him that was not first given to us by Him, and this is true even of the Son of God.

Old English Legal Writings: Wulfstan


The Bishop's Burden

Mosaic of Emperor John V Palaiologos

The Hope of Sweden?

Not much inculturation going on? Serving Orthodox immigrants and residents in Sweden only?

It's Been a While Since I've Opened Either

A Forgotten Number System

The Frescoes at St. Francis of Assisi, Baddesley Clinton, England, Part 2


Holy Justin Popovic

Two I Will Have to Revisit

More "News"

Was the Stream Recorded?

The Greatest? No.

Not that anyone associated with Commonweal should be trusted as having right judgment.

Archbishop Viganò Responds to the McCarrick Report

Would the archbishop respond to the following? Maybe...

Monday, November 23, 2020

A Legend about Alexander the Great

The King of Glory


Joseph Capizzi Interviews Carter Snead

Every Scholar Must Have a Library

There can be male minimalism in every other aspect but not here. A consequence of male monomainia...

Sunday, November 22, 2020

Reliable Authorities?

Are the Israelites an Exception or Do They Get Explained Away?

A 2019 article.

Mosaic of the Birth of Alexander the Great

Cardinal Dziwisz's Role During the Pontificate of John Paul II

Nestorian Stele

Saturn's Rings

J. I. Packer

Lord have mercy.

Tenebrae Choir: "If Ye Love Me"

Fr. Cyril Horovun on Theosis

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Hillbilly Thomists on Godsplaining

Episode 68

Temple Elevations

Irina Yamashita

Agia Fotini of Mantinea

Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin, Moscow


The Entry of the Theotokos into the Temple

Only Ultramontanism Would Lead One to Purchasing This

If one considers the man who wrote this, and not the office, how can one take him as a credible witness?

Critics of Enlightenment Rationalism

Friday, November 20, 2020

René Girard and "Sacred Violence"

Pettiness or Necessary Response?

Icon of St. John Cassian

Museum of Byzantine Culture

Renaissance Sacred Music

The Inter-Hours of the Byzantine Office

by Gregory DiPippo

Thursday, November 19, 2020

John of the Cross: Desire, Transformation, and Selfhood


The Date of Christmas


A Special Speaker for a Special Conference

The Lucas Psalter

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

James Matthew Wilson on Jacques Maritain


Interview with R. Hittinger on Maritain's Scholasticism and Politics

Law & Liberty

An Interview with Hannu Pöyhönen


Eternal Memory.

Still, it's a good thing that the Roman saint-making machine hasn't gotten a hold of him and his wife yet.

The Story of Christian Art as Iconography

Frescoes by Martin Earle

Way of Beauty and NLM

Fr. Athanasius McVay Receives Award

Trailer for Mount Athos Documentary

Trailer here.

Mapping Eastern Europe

Cistercian Worlds

10 Saints Named Gregory on the Byzantine calendar

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Holy Gregory the Wonder-Worker


Holy Gennadius and Maximus

"Preparing to Serve in a Hostile World"


Fr. Peter Heers on the Cause of the Great Schism

The Ambition of Constantinople?

Monday, November 16, 2020

A Discussion of the Perversion of the... Priesthood?

Should be the presbyterate. The linking of the clerical sex scandal to a perversion of the notion of priesthood, even if it is "bad" forms of priesthood, as opposed to "good" forms of priesthood (if the authors would admit of any other than the Christian one)... that is perhaps the most problematic thesis. The original article.

The Fear of God


George Neumayr on the McCarrick Report

Peddling His Genealogical Narrative

Fresco-paintings of Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul at Smiljan

Orthodox Times

The Place of Fr. Georges Florovsky in 20th ce Orthodoxy Theology

The Polemics Continue