Monthly Archives: March 2021

Division of Being in St Gregory of Nyssa’s ‘Contra Eunomium’

by Robert F. Fortuin The ultimate division of all that exists is made by the line between ‘created’ and ‘uncreated,’ the one being regarded as a cause of what has come into being, the other as coming into being thereby. … Continue reading

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“They suppose such things about the Creator that would not be supposed of the most savage and unjust human being”

After having spoken, as in summary, about the inspiration of the divine Scriptures, it is necessary to proceed to the manner of reading and understanding them, since many errors have occurred from the fact that the way by which the … Continue reading

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Marcus Plested on St Gregory Palamas and the Hesychast Controversy

“To conclude, there is no sense in [St Gregory’s] theology which may justifiably be characterized as a defeat of reason (against Podskalsky) or as the triumph of an anti-scholastic mystical theology (against Lossky or others), or indeed in any way … Continue reading

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“He is joined to God who is without sin, having immediately become sinless himself through the forgiveness of his sins”

It was love of human honour that distanced the Pharisees from faith in the Lord, which is why He said to them, “How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from … Continue reading

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“If nothing else were to be gained from God becoming the Son of man, we are entitled to say that the Incarnation of the Word had nonetheless to come about, since it was entirely fitting that the Virgin become the Mother of God”

But since God remained silent and did not foretell to her anything that was going to happen, He clearly showed that He did not know anything more beautiful or greater than that which He perceived in the Virgin; from this … Continue reading

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March 25th — What Happened on This Day?

God created the universe. God created Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge. The Ring of Power was destroyed in the fires of Orodruin. Abraham offered in sacrifice his son Isaac on … Continue reading

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“The Incarnation of the Word was the work not only of the Father, Whose good pleasure it was, and of His Power, Who overshadowed, and of His Spirit, Who descended, but also of the will and faith of the Virgin”

If there is ever a time when a man should rejoice, exult, and cry out with gladness, when he should go off and search for what great and brilliant statements he might utter, when he should wish to be vouchsafed … Continue reading

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American gods, American idols

by John Stamps “My little children, guard yourselves from idols.” (1 John 5:21) The US is not and never has been secular. We are awash with gods. Gods and goddesses surround us. The whole universe is filled with deities. We … Continue reading

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