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The Triumph of Orthodoxy and Holy Icons

Originally posted on A Reader's Guide to Orthodox Icons:
An icon celebrating the veneration of icons, the Triumph of Orthodoxy is the festal icon for the first Sunday of Great Lent. As Lent is a period of communal fasting…

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“While Christ Himself was fasting in the wilderness, He defeated our tempter by force and took away his power against mankind”

Moses fasted for many days. Awaken your minds, I entreat You, and lift them up at this opportune time, in company with Moses when he went up the mountain towards God. In this way may you start off afresh on … Continue reading

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A Tumble, a Gash, and the Jesus Prayer

As many of my readers already know, I took a bad tumble on Saturday, crashed my head on a table, and ended up in the emergency room. End result: 15 stitches in the forehead and torn tendons in my right … Continue reading

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Origen on Adam and Eve

Originally posted on De unione ecclesiarum:
Origen, De Principiis, iv. 16 = Philocalia Origenis, p. 24. (Translation, with original text on facing side, in H. M. Gwatkin, Selections from Early Christian Writers, London 1897, pp. 136-139.) What intelligent person would fancy,…

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David Bentley Hart Rules: A Banner Year for Eclectic Orthodoxy

2018 was a banner year for Eclectic Orthodoxy, registering a 21% increase in views (hits) and a 20% increase in visitors! Total views: 424,340; total visitors: 158,714. This big increase, as we shall see, was largely due to the popularity … Continue reading

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“Hill Christmas”

They came over the snow to the bread’s purer snow, fumbled it in their huge hands, put their lips to it like beasts, stared into the dark chalice where the wine shone, felt it sharp on their tongue, shivered as … Continue reading

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“Silent Night, Holy Night”

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