Guarding the heart amidst the distractions of life
A Christian Understanding of Freedom
Awakening Our Conscience
Gospel Love and the Politics of Man
Examining the difference between love from God and love from the world
Fulfilling the needs of the spirit within the tripartite man
Repentance and Humility in The Struggle For Virtue
An Introduction to The Struggle For Virtue by Archbishop Averky
You know I couldn’t stay away!
In which I confess that I am a worm, and not a man. Lord, have mercy.
Reflections on the Philokalia, instructions for beginning to pray.
Christ is risen! Yesterday, we celebrated St. Pachomius. While scrolling though the daily readings, this name popped out to me. It was last year, while reading through On the Jesus Prayer by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov that I came across a very simple prayer rule: “An Angel of God taught St. Pachomius the Great a rule … Continue reading St. Pachomius’ Prayer Rule
A few reflections on what I love about Orthodoxy, as well as some things that still make me uneasy as I continue to draw closer to the Church.
A common objection to the theology of Saintly intercession is that the Saints can’t “hear” us. While there is a theological argument to be made that they, in fact, can hear us, I think that’s going to be a separate post. For now, I’d like to look at the biblical case for the Saints being … Continue reading The Saints “Hearing” Our Prayers