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2020: Half Year Review

I’ve never done a half-year review before, but … heck … why not? For me personally, my ten-part exposition of David Hart’s That All Shall Be Saved, titled “Apprehending Apokatastasis,” was the most satisfying thing I’ve written so far in … Continue reading

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Akathist to Jesus Christ for Aaron Edward Kimel

For the past eight years Christine and I have gathered at Aaron’s gravesite. On the first anniversary the local Orthodox priest gathered with us and recited the appointed prayers. On subsequent anniversaries, Christine and I have recited the following akathist. … Continue reading

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A Prayer for my Aaron

O God of all spirits and all flesh, Who have destroyed death, overcome the Devil, and given life to the world, grant, O Lord, to the soul of your servant Aaron, who has departed from this life, that it may … Continue reading

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“Today is suspended upon the Tree He who suspended the land upon the waters”

Today is suspended upon the Tree He who suspended the land upon the waters. Today is suspended upon the Tree He who suspended the land upon the waters. Today is suspended upon the Tree He who suspended the land upon … Continue reading

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“Heav’n was His home; But mine the tomb wherein He lay”

My song is love unknown, My Saviour’s love to me; Love to the loveless shown, That they might lovely be. O who am I, that for my sake My Lord should take frail flesh and die? He came from His … Continue reading

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The Black Plague Comes to Constantinople (1347-1348)

But worst of all is the great city empties every day. What was the biggest city becomes the smallest, as the abundance of graves proves. Every day we are busy bringing friends to the grave. And what stings a man … Continue reading

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On the Beginning of the City of God

Originally posted on ST. JUDE'S TAVERN:
There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall…

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Please pray for the Harts

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