Monthly Archives: August 2014

The Invincible Weapon of Peace

Originally posted on Tesseract:
We live in a world mutilated by violence. Indeed, at this particular historical moment it seems the world is engulfed in the flames of it. The thunder of anguish and indignation rides on the shockwaves of…

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Studying the Gospel

History and the Gospel I remember a grumpy student once saying: “I hate history! It’s just one darned thing after another!” And so it is. For although we study history, we think of it as a simple collection of events, … Continue reading

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Dormition of Our Supremely Pure Lady Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

Originally posted on Discerning Thoughts ©:
Both love and duty today fashion my homily for your charity. It is not only that I wish, because of my love for you, and because I am obliged by the sacred canons, to bring…

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Nothing smells worse than pride

Originally posted on Discerning Thoughts ©:
There was a virtuous hermit who frequently prayed to God, and who received revelations of many divine mysteries. One day he set out from his hermitage to travel to a distant region. Along the way,…

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On Community

On Weekly Reading of Gospel Source: Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh Archive Can we say that the community which we are, small or big, is a community which in itself is a proof of the message which we bring, the good … Continue reading

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Prosperity Gospel?

The Gospel meets the Prosperity Gospel August 24, 2014 By Fr. John A. Peck by St. Ignatius of Antioch (d. 106 AD) From Syria even unto Rome I fight with beasts, both by land and sea, both by night and … Continue reading

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“Palamite” and “Neo-Palamite” Theology

Originally posted on Discerning Thoughts ©:
The fourteenth century was extremely important for the Church, because for the very first time Orthodox theology confronted the West’s scholastic theology in the persons of Saint Gregory Palamas and Barlaam respectively. In this dialogue,…

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Reverence in Church

Everyone Knows A Church Calls For Reverence August 21, 2014 By Fr. John A. Peck by St. Theophan the Recluse “My House shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.” Everyone knows … Continue reading

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Religion basics!

Originally posted on padrerichard:
Religion From The Bottom Up June 28, 2012 By Fr. John A. Peck By Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon For years, I used this outstanding article for inquirers who wonder about the importance of worship in the…

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Religion basics!

Religion From The Bottom Up June 28, 2012 By Fr. John A. Peck By Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon For years, I used this outstanding article for inquirers who wonder about the importance of worship in the Christian faith. I lost … Continue reading

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