Author Archives: Fr Aidan Kimel

On the Road with Matthew Levering


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“When your soul is overcome by some temptation, it is not the temptation that turns you into chaff”

The baptism that Jesus gives is a baptism in the Holy Spirit and in fire. Baptism is one and the same no matter who receives it, but its effect depends on the recipient’s disposition. He who is portrayed as baptizing … Continue reading

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“The hell of the fallen condition is abolished in Christ”

It is certainly for Christians to make people understand that Christ comes for all, since he combines the maximum of humanity with the maximum of divinity. This, for the first Christians, is one of the fundamental dimensions of the descent … Continue reading

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Eschatological Transubstantiation

The oblations of bread and wine are placed on the altar. The celebrant offers the prayer of thanksgiving. The narrative of institution is recited. The Holy Spirit is invoked. The Holy Gifts are distributed, and to each communicant is spoken … Continue reading

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The Risen Christ, Body, and the Language of God

Jesus answered and said to them, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” The Jews therefore said, “It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will you raise it up in three days?” But … Continue reading

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“Coming down and rushing in full flood is the river of God, the Lord our Savior, in whom we were baptized”

“The word of God was addressed to John, son of Zechariah, in the desert, and he went through all the Jordan valley.” Where else could he go but through the Jordan valley. Where there would be water at hand to … Continue reading

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Was St Nicholas a Klingon?

126,000 impressions so far (“impressions”=the number of times people on Twitter have seen the tweet)! Star Trek and the Saints are a powerful combination! The great debate among patristic scholars: Was St Nicholas a Klingon? — Fr Aidan Kimel … Continue reading

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