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2020 and Eclectic Orthodoxy

Between the pandemic, presidential election, and the Capitol insurrection, who cares how well Eclectic Orthodoxy did during 2020? Life is so much more compelling than an obscure theological blog. On the other hand, who am I to break with an … Continue reading

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A Glimpse into the Enigma that is Fr Aidan Kimel

In August 2014 Alvin Rapien interviewed me for his blog “The Poor in Spirit.” I had completely forgotten about it when I stumbled upon it this afternoon while doing a Google search for something completely different. (Google’s search logic often … Continue reading

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A Christmas Hymn

A stable-lamp is lighted Whose glow shall wake the sky; The stars shall bend their voices, And every stone shall cry. And every stone shall cry, And straw like gold shall shine; A barn shall harbor heaven, A stall become … Continue reading

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Eternal God: a Little Child

by Fr John Breck Thanksgiving is over and we are moving toward what one of our wise and dedicated priests refers to as “Getmas.” He is as frustrated and dismayed at what exuberant commercialism and American popular religion have done … Continue reading

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What is Christmas without Scrooge?

Every Christmas season I watch a version of A Christmas Carol. My all-time favorite is the 1951 Scrooge, starring Alastair Sims, with George C. Scott’s 1984 adaptation a close second. Last week, though, we watched for the first time the … Continue reading

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Veni, veni Emmanuel

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Akathist of Thanksgiving

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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