Monthly Archives: November 2018

St Mark Eugenicus and the Immaculate Burning Bush

We jump from St Gregory the Theologian in the 4th century to two Byzantine theologians in the 15th century—Joseph Bryennius, a vigorous supporter of hesychastic theology, and St Mark Eugenicus, the resolute voice of Orthodoxy at the Council of Florence. … Continue reading

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“So will they reign with Christ, receiving as their inheritance that heavenly kingdom which cannot be shaken”

All those who hold to true faith in our Lord Jesus Christ and show proof of their faith by good works, guarding themselves from sins or cleansing themselves from their stains by confession and repen­tance; who practice the virtues opposed … Continue reading

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Interview with Sørina Higgins about Charles Williams

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Mary Prokathartheisa and the Immaculate Conception

In his monograph The Immaculate Conception, Fr Christiaan Kappes advances the following thesis: “The Greek Fathers—in the line of the Nazianzen until the introduction of Byzantine Thomism in the 14th century—never vacillated about the all-immaculate status of the Blessed Virgin … Continue reading

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Annihilating Angels

Catholic theologian Paul J. Griffiths has proposed a controversial thesis: annihilation is a novissimal possibility for angels and human beings; they may find their last thing in a decreative return to the nothingness. One point needs to be clarified, though. … Continue reading

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“We have been entrusted with the administration and use of temporal wealth for the common good, not with the everlasting ownership of private property”

“What have you,” asks the Apostle, “that you have not received?” This means, beloved, that we should not be miserly, regarding possessions as our own, but should rather invest what has been entrusted to us. We have been entrusted with the … Continue reading

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No God, No Science

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