Monthly Archives: February 2014

Sectarianism in Orthodoxy and Orthodoxy in Sectarianism

by Archbishop John (Shahovskoy) of San Francisco It is erroneous to think that all Orthodox are in reality not sectarians and that all sectarians are in reality not Orthodox. Not every Orthodox in name is so in spirit, and not … Continue reading

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Meditating Four Quartets: Burnt Norton (IV)

Fourth Movement Time and the bell have buried the day, The black cloud carries the sun away. Will the sunflower turn to us, will the clematis Stray down, bend to us; tendril and spray Clutch and cling? Chill Fingers of … Continue reading

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William Hasker, Orthodoxy, and the Social Trinity

When I was in seminary, I read Leonard Hodgson’s book The Doctrine of the Trinity. Hodgson was a pioneer in what has come to be known as the social model of the Trinity. I no longer own my copy of … Continue reading

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Meditating Four Quartets: Burnt Norton (III)

Between the title of the poem and the first line of poety, Eliot has inserted two quotations from the ancient philosopher Heraclitus: οῦ λόγου δὲ ἐόντος ξυνοῦ ζώουσιν οἱ πολλοί ὡς ἰδίαν ἔχοντες φρόνησιν (“although Reason is common to all, … Continue reading

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George Herbert and The Temple 2 – T.S. Eliot

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George Herbert and The Temple 1 – T.S. Eliot

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Musings on East and West

I commend this thoughtful and eirenic article on the role of philosophy within Christian reflection.

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Meditating Four Quartets: Burnt Norton (II)

Second Movement Garlic and sapphires in the mud / Clot the bedded axle-tree. I am no longer in the garden; but the scent of roses lingers on. The poet now presents me with a number of indecipherable images. “Garlic and … Continue reading

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