Author Archives: Fr Aidan Kimel

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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Journeying Through the Inferno: Canto 2

by John Stamps “I understand from your words and the look in your eyes,” That shadow of magnificence answered me, “your soul is sunken in that cowardice That bears down many men, turning their course And resolution by imagined perils, … Continue reading

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Journeying Through the Inferno: Canto 1

by John Stamps Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the straightforward pathway had been lost . . . I cannot well repeat how there I entered, So full was I of … Continue reading

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“Human sin made the road rough but Christ’s resurrection leveled it; by passing over it himself he transformed the narrowest of tracks into a royal highway”

When the Lord tells us in the Gospel that anyone who wants to be his follower must renounce himself, the injunction seems harsh; we think he is imposing a burden on us. But an order is no burden when it … Continue reading

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“The love that brought forth the existence of all things, changes not through the fall of its creatures, but is continually at work, to bring back all fallen nature and creature to their first state of goodness”

Love, goodness, and communication of good, is the immutable glory and perfection of the divine nature, and nothing can have union with God, but that which partakes of this goodness. The love that brought forth the existence of all things, … Continue reading

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