Monthly Archives: October 2021

“The immortal One took on mortality that he might die for us, and by dying put to death our death”

Happy are we if we do the deeds of which we have heard and sung. Our hearing of them means having them planted in us, while our doing them shows that the seed has borne fruit. By saying this, I … Continue reading

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It’s that time of year: ghost stories and the supernatural!

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
Sit in a half-darkened room and set loose your imagination. This is more than just a ghost story. This is Charles Williams! https://soundcloud.com/charles-williams-society/et-in-sempiternum-pereant

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“Either tragic loss is the ultimate truth, or ultimate truth passes beyond tragedy, transfigures death”

With the hyperbole God being good, in a sense, everything is at stake. It effects how we relate to everything, as good or not. Is there a goodness to creation – in the first instance, and in the end? What … Continue reading

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We Shall See Him as He Is: Bulgakov on Eschatological Conversion

by Roberto J. De La Noval, Ph.D. “It is impossible to appear before Christ and to see Him without loving Him.” ~ Sergius Bulgakov ~ Universalists and infernalists argue.1 In the course of their arguments over the past dec­ades, a … Continue reading

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“He it is who has changed sunset into dawn and death into life by his crucifixion”

“The commandment of the Lord shines clearly, enlightening the eyes.” Receive Christ, receive power to see, receive your light, “that you may plainly recognize both God and man.” “More delightful than gold and precious stones, more desirable than honey and … Continue reading

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The World is a Novel in the Mind of God

Can God determine our actions? One need not think more than a second or two. Of course he can, we answer. If CIA brainwashers and television advertising can cause us to act in specific ways, then the Creator of the … Continue reading

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Journeying Through the Inferno: Canto 8

by John Stamps Today we’re on a boat ride through the deep end of the cesspool known as the River Styx. I am now doing something different in my own reading of Dante’s cantos. I bought an audio book and … Continue reading

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“He annuled the curse, put an end to death, opened paradise, destroyed sin, flung wide the gates of heaven, and introduced there the firstfruits of our race”

When the ten disciples were indignant with James and John for separating themselves from their company in the hope of obtaining the highest honor, Jesus corrected the disorderly passions of both groups. Notice how he did it. He called them … Continue reading

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