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Visiting Ladyminster Monastery

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Appalachia invades the Dominicans

Almost makes one want to become a Dominican friar … if one is Roman Catholic (which I ain’t) … if one is called to celibacy (which I ain’t–just ask my wife) … if one loves Old-time, Bluegrass, and Appalachian music … Continue reading

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The Epitaphios | Burial of Christ Icon

Originally posted on A Reader's Guide to Orthodox Icons:
Epitaphios, from the Stavronikita Monastery, Mt Athos (16th Century) The Epitaphios (Gr. Επιτάφιος) is a large icon, usually embroidered, that depicts the burial of Christ. The name, epitaphios, literally means…

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“The noble Joseph, when he had taken down Your most pure Body from the tree …”

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God on Trial

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Caught in the act of atonement

Originally posted on An Open Orthodoxy:
My thanks to Fr Aidan for sharing a wonderful article by Gerhard Forde (d. 2005) of Lutheran Seminary (St. Paul) with me this morning. The article, “Caught in the Act: Reflections on the Work…

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“I bind unto myself today the strong Name of the Trinity”

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