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 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
A quick study on the term "save" as used in contexts other than Christ's direct work with regards to the accusation of asking the Saints or the Theotokos to "save us" being heretical.
I have often remarked about how I am surprised by the wealth of knowledge found in the Church Fathers. This may seem obvious to the lifelong Orthodox, but to someone who grew up as a Lutheran and served as a Baptist pastor, little more than lip service was given to the Early Church unless a … Continue reading Contra Mundum