Monthly Archives: August 2013

The Prayer of St Aidan

Leave me alone with God as much as may be. As the tide draws the waters close in upon the shore, Make me an island, set apart, alone with you, God, holy to you. Then with the turning of the … Continue reading

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Collect for St Aidan

O loving God, who called your servant Aidan from the peace of a cloister to re-establish the Christian mission in northern England, and endowed him with gentleness, simplicity and strength: Grant, we ask you, that we, following his example, may … Continue reading

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Commemoration of Our Father among the Saints Aidan, Bishop of Lindisfarne, Enlightener of Northumbria

At Vespers On “Lord, I have cried …”, 6 stichera: 3 for the Deposition of the Cincture of the Theotokos; and 3 for the holy hierarch, in Tone VI: Spec. Mel.: “On the third day …” – Arise, ye Christian … Continue reading

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St Aidan of Lindisfarne

From this island, then, and the fraternity of these monks, Aidan was sent to instruct the English nation in Christ, having received the dignity of a bishop. At that time Segeni, abbot and priest, presided over that monastery. Among other … Continue reading

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“At the end of the ages there will be a transformation and renewal of the whole human race”

With the advent of Christ at the end of time, there will be a change and transformation of inclination and choice in human beings from faithlessness to faith, from wickedness to virtue, from ignorance to knowledge of God; because then, … Continue reading

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A Homily by Paul’s Opponents

In chapter 4 of his Epistle to the Romans, St Paul speaks at length about the patriarch Abraham and how his faith relates to the righteousing of Christians through faith in Jesus Christ. But this is not the first time … Continue reading

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Love begets love

Whenever the love and grace of God is discussed, someone will inevitably invoke Scripture: “For the Lord your God is a consuming fire” (Dt 4:24; cf. Heb 12:29). The metaphor of fire needs to be used carefully, however, as it … Continue reading

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