Monthly Archives: March 2019

“The observance of the commandments is not the source but rather the gauge and touchstone of our love”

“It is my Father’s glory,” Christ said, “that you should bear abundant fruit and become my disciples.” But even when we have glorified the Father by bearing much fruit and becoming Christ’s disciples, we still have no right to claim … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by

“We are created by God ‘in His image’ for life ‘after His likeness’—that is, for our ultimate divinization”

‘Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage’ [Gal. 5:1]. The start of our life in the body, ‘formed … of the dust of the ground’ … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by | 1 Comment

“When God draws us to Him, prayer of sorrowful repentance becomes all-devouring”

It is natural for us to be drawn to the Supreme Good but our progression must begin with a descent into the abyss of hell. St. Paul, having repented of his past, says of Christ: ‘Now that he ascended, what … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by | 2 Comments

Jesus of Nazareth—god or demigod?

The answer, of course, is neither. Jesus Christ is neither god nor demigod, neither superstar nor superhero. Jesus does not belong to a poly­the­istic pantheon. He is not one deity among many. He is not the Son of God in … Continue reading

Posted in Herbert McCabe & Friends | Tagged , , , , , | 3 Comments

Icons and the Synodikon of Orthodoxy

A yearly thanksgiving is due to God on account of that day when we recovered the Church of God, with the demonstration of the dogmas of true religion and the overthrowing of the blasphemies of wickedness. Following prophetic sayings, yielding … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by

The Triumph of Orthodoxy and Holy Icons

Originally posted on A Reader's Guide to Orthodox Icons:
An icon celebrating the veneration of icons, the Triumph of Orthodoxy is the festal icon for the first Sunday of Great Lent. As Lent is a period of communal fasting…

Posted in Uncategorized

“What are the rules for living a good life?”

What are the rules for living a good life? In the first place to love the Lord with all one’s heart, with all one’s soul and with all one’s strength. Then to love one’s neighbour as oneself. Then not to … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by