Monthly Archives: December 2014

“Breathless was the air over Bethlehem”

The Turn of the Tide by C. S. Lewis Breathless was the air over Bethlehem. Black and bare Were the fields; hard as granite the clods; Hedges stiff with ice; the sedge in the vice Of the pool, like pointed … Continue reading

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“What shall I say! And how shall I describe this Birth to you?”

Behold a new and wondrous mystery. My ears resound to the Shepherd’s song, piping no soft melody, but chanting full forth a heavenly hymn. The Angels sing. The Archangels blend their voice in harmony. The Cherubim hymn their joyful praise. … Continue reading

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An Orthodox Christmas

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Good King Wenceslas

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Transcending Moralism and the Freedom of the Spirit

This has been an interesting past couple of days.  My post “Grace, Moralism and Unmoral Christianity” generated more “views” than any of my postings for the past few months, no doubt due in large measure to Fr Stephen Freeman’s recommendation … Continue reading

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“Lo! he comes, with clouds descending”

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“Let us too arise with joy and run in spirit to meet our Savior”

Our King and Savior is coming; let us run to meet him! “Good news from afar country,” in the words of Solomon, “is like cold water to a thirsty soul” and to announce the coming of our Savior and the … Continue reading

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