Author Archives: Fr Aidan Kimel

Is Universal Salvation Possible in Islam?

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“Each virtue is a gold and diamond step on the ladder of salvation, the ladder that unites earth and heaven, that stretches out from your own hell to your own paradise”

Why does the Church place this Saint in the middle of the Fast, as the most holy image, so that all would behold him? Saint John of the Ladder. Who is he? He is the man who experienced and wrote … Continue reading

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Sergius Bulgakov on St Augustine and Predestination

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Divine Mercy as ‘Immanent Transcendence’ According to Nicaean Metaphysics

by Robert F. Fortuin This topic is very exciting to me for several reasons. On a very personal and existential level, it is my firm conviction that God’s mercy is precisely the very reason for, and assur­ance of, our presence … Continue reading

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Roland, Rebirth, and Resurrection: A Comparative Eschatology of Paramahansa Yogananda and Origen of Alexandria

by David Armstrong The last century has seen a lot of great scholarship on a variety of interrelated topics in biblical studies, with some helpful new starting points for doing critical work on Jewish and Christian antiquity. On the one … Continue reading

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“O Glorious Miracle, the width of the Cross matches the breadth of heaven, since divine grace hallows all”

Today the Lord’s Cross is raised before all the world; today ‘the Cross is raised and the world hallowed’, and the faithful are called to worship the thrice blessed Tree on which Christ was crucified. We pray to the tree … Continue reading

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Analogous Predication in Gregory of Nyssa’s ‘Contra Eunomium’

by Robert Fortuin There is a similarity of names between things human and things divine, revealing nevertheless underneath this sameness a wide difference of meanings.1 … what we can easily perceive, it describes by terms well-worn in human use, facts … Continue reading

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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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