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The Perfect Christmas Holiday

My wife and I returned last night from a two-week holiday in Canada. This was a trip that we had hoped to make two years ago, in celebration of our 40th anniversary but had to postpone until the stars had … Continue reading

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Searching for Our Human Face: The Loss of Innocence

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. “O nature, o nature. Why do you not deliver what you promised back then? Why do you deceive your children so?” (Giacomo Leopardi, “A Sylvia”; translation in Robert Pogue Harrison’s…

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“In the bleak mid-winter / A stable-place sufficed”

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“Gaude! Gaude! Emmanuel nascetur pro te Israel!”

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The Nativity Icon

Originally posted on A Reader's Guide to Orthodox Icons:
The most wise Lord comes to be born, Receiving hospitality from His own creatures. Let us also receive Him, That this divine Child in the cave may make us His…

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Searching for Our Human Face: The Kiss of the Muse

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. In The Meaning of Life, S. L. Frank tersely sketches our lot as darkly as Hobbes: “ a narrow, boring, and banal existence tormented by need” (p. 2). Nikolai Berdyaev…

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Searching for Our Human Face: Healing the Unclean, Touching the Untouchable

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
by Brian C. Moore, Ph.D. Kim Fabricius writes movingly of the woman in Mark 5 who probably suffered from a uterine hemorrhage. Her condition is socially dangerous, physically fragile, emotionally crushing. Levitical law has sanctioned her…

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