Monthly Archives: September 2021

Journeying Through the Inferno: Canto 5

by John Stamps Today in Canto 5 we actually step into Hell. No loitering in a castle garden engaged in quiet conversation with the virtuous damned. The second circle of Hell is The Infernal Real Deal. The best part of … Continue reading

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Immaculate Virgin: Postdestined Before the Ages

“Most holy, most pure, most blessed and glorious Lady, Mother of God and Ever-Virgin Mary.” Panagia, Achrantos, Theotokos, Aeiparthenos—the titles abound, not only in the private prayers of Eastern Orthodox Christians but in the public liturgies and offices. A prayer … Continue reading

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Journeying Through the Inferno: Canto 4

by John Stamps Today we stand at the brink of Hell, looking down into the Inferno. We’re technically still at the outskirts of Hell. We are in Limbo, from the Latin word limbus, the border that surrounds anything, an edge, … Continue reading

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“God of all things, having known in advance your worth, loved you; and because of this love, he predestined you, and at the end of times he brought you into being and revealed you as Theotokos”

O ever-virginal little daughter who needed no man to conceive! He who has an eternal Father was borne in the womb by you! O earth-born little daughter who carried the Creator in your God-bearing arms! the ages competed as to … Continue reading

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The Theology of the Icon

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The Immaculate Conception and the Orthodox Church

by Father Lev Gillet I. It is generally agreed, I think, that the dogma of the Immaculate Conception is one of the questions which make a clear and profound division between the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Churches. Is this really … Continue reading

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Journeying Through the Inferno: Canto 3

by John Stamps Today we stand with Dante and Virgil in front of the gates of Hell. We hear the horrible shrieks, cries, and groans coming from “the bad seed of Adam.” If you know anything at all about Dante, … Continue reading

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Introducing William Desmond: God as Agapeic Origin

by Christopher Ben Simpson, Ph.D. The metaxological sense of being is a vision of being that entails genuine otherness, tran­scen­dence, and difference in the midst of community. Central to this vision is the way in which divine otherness or God … Continue reading

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