Author Archives: Fr Aidan Kimel

Suffering and Death: Elements of an Orthodox theodicy

I was invited to take part with two other pastors in a panel discussion yesterday at Life Pacific College in Christiansburg, Virginia on the topic of suffering, evil, and God. We were each given 20 minutes for our initial presentations. … Continue reading

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“On this day is created the true man, the man made in the image and likeness of God”

The reign of life has begun, the tyranny of death is ended. A new birth has taken place, a new life has come, a new order of existence has appeared, our very nature has been transformed! This birth is not … Continue reading

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“By your immersion you imitated the burial of the Lord, but when you came out of the water you were conscious only of the reality of the Resurrection”

Christ descended into hell to liberate its captives. In one instant he destroyed all record of our ancient debt incurred under the Law, in order to lead us to heaven where there is no death but only eternal life and righteousness. … Continue reading

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Visiting Ladyminster Monastery

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Victory Over Death and the Acquisition of a Resurrection Hypostasis

Christ Jesus is the savior of the world because in his divine person (hypostasis) he has united created nature and taken it through the crucible of death into a glorified eternal existence. Met John Zizioulas elaborates: This victory is achieved … Continue reading

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“This body which stood naked in the garden will be clothed in glory and will be radiant at the resurrection”

In the new world, the body will move in spiritual fashion, for like a spirit it will pass through even solid natures. It will be easy for it to descend and to explore deep regions without effort, and to go … Continue reading

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Manuals and Rule Books

by Fr Herbert McCabe, O.P. Several commentators have found the most difficult teaching of the encyclical Veritatis Splendor to be its insistence that we can describe certain kinds of human acts which will be morally wrong whenever and however and … Continue reading

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