Monthly Archives: May 2017

“To call God ‘Father’ is more exact than to call him ‘God'”

When the Savior declares that he has made known the name of God the Father, it is the same as saying that he has shown the whole world his glory. How did he do this? By making himself known through … Continue reading

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Meditating Four Quartets: Little Gidding (III)

Third Movement There are three conditions which often look alike / Yet differ completely, flourish in the same hedgerow: / Attachment to self and to things and to persons, detachment / From self and from things and from persons; and, … Continue reading

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“Who is this King of glory?”

The Gospel describes the Lord’s life upon earth and his return to heaven. But the sublime prophet David, as though unencumbered by the weight of his body, rose above himself to mingle with the heavenly powers and record for us … Continue reading

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“Christ is both the way and the door, the staircase and the vehicle, like the throne of mercy over the Ark of the Covenant”

Christ is both the way and the door. Christ is the staircase and the vehicle, like the throne of mercy over the Ark of the Covenant, and the mystery hidden from the ages. A man should turn his full attention … Continue reading

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The Doom of Man

Using the ancient palantir, Saruman, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Donald Trump together pledge their allegiance to Sauron, the Dark Lord of Mordor. After a long moment of silence, they hear the chilling words of their doom and ours: … Continue reading

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“The glory in Christ becoming glory in us, his glory changing us to glory”

When we take into our understanding, our heart, our conscience, our being, the glory of God, namely Jesus Christ as he shows himself to our eyes, our hearts, our consciences, he works upon us, and will keep working, till we … Continue reading

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Searching for St Dionysios the Areopagite

Bishop Alexander shares how he came to an understanding of the theology of St Dionysios, over against established academic opinion, through immersion in the liturgical life of Mt Athos. This lecture highlights that which I have long believed: the necessity … Continue reading

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