Monthly Archives: August 2021

“O holy bier, bearing the holy dwelling place—greater than all the world—of the God whom no place contains!”

What a marvel! She has fallen asleep! She has fallen asleep! She who gave birth to the life and resurrection of the world has fallen asleep! By the grace that came from her, every spiritual and intellectual nature shares eternal … Continue reading

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St Isaac of Nineveh and the Scourge of Love

God has created humanity for eternal communion with himself. By love he has created us for love to share in the Trinitarian paradise of love. Hear the inspiring words of St Isaac of Nineveh: Paradise is the love of God, … Continue reading

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“For Christ was transfigured, not simply to be so, but that he might show us the transfiguration of our nature that is to come—his second coming, for our salvation, which will be on the clouds, with the voice of archangels”

What does the Scripture say? “And he was transfigured in their presence, and Moses and Elijah appeared, conversing with him.” But Peter, excited as he always was about everything, gazing with the eyes of his mind on these two whom … Continue reading

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DBH on Created Spirits and the Possibility of Evil

Almost a year ago (25 September 2020, to be exact), DBH left a comment on EO that has been requoted multiple times on social media. So to make it easier for folks to find the comment, I thought I’d exercise … Continue reading

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St Isaac the Syrian and the Punitive God of the Scriptures

“Do not call God just,” St Isaac the Syrian scandalously declares, “for His justice is not manifest in the things concerning you.” But surely God punishes the wicked, we quickly retort. Surely there is divine reprisal, an infliction of deserved … Continue reading

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DBH and Tony Golsby-Smith on St Gregory of Nyssa (part 2)

Part 2 has dropped!

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“We should think of the cloud as a knowledge of the divine nature, made accessible to us and reaching down to us, which it is more appropriate to call, as David does, God’s ‘splendor'”

“He was transfigured,” then, “and his face shone like the sun, and his garments became white as snow. And there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, speaking with him.” The Apostles became more clear-sighted, since they had been led with … Continue reading

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New Podcast Interviews with DBH on Universal Salvation

Conversation with David Artman (part 1) Conversation with David Artman (part 2)

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