Monthly Archives: December 2013

I am Herod.

Notes from Father’s Sermon yesterday. 1. We like to compare ourselves to shepherds and magi2. We know where the messiah is to be born, we have a wealth of patristic commentary, we are surrounded by support for our faith yet … Continue reading

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A.D. VIII Kal. Jan.

I n the 5199th year of the creation of the world, from the time when in the beginning God created heaven and earth; from the flood, the 2957th year; from the birth of Abraham, the 2015th year; from Moses and the going-out of the … Continue reading

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From the Royal Hours for Nativity

Today he who holds creation in the hollow of his hand is born of a Virgin.Today he who holds creation in the hollow of his hand is born of a Virgin.Today he who holds creation in the hollow of his … Continue reading

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Ducking Out.

I had a friend back east, a pastor in a “mainline” denomination who had engaged me to talk about Orthodox spirituality in an Adult Sunday School class. Now, I’ll be honest, my friend whom I love and pray for always … Continue reading

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M-B typing thoughts

Some people in my social circles just had their Myers-Briggs Types done, along with a consultation with an MBTI therapist… and I’ve been doing some self examinations (I have an MBTI coming up in the new year). I usually think … Continue reading

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Old Calendar Readings – 1 Advent

Trying something new here: readings as assigned on the Old Calendar.  Again, these are for MP and EP in the Rite of St Tikhon. As far as I know, these are not authorised by ROCOR’s WR Vicarate.  But if you … Continue reading

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Daily Readings 14 – 21 Dec AD 2013

The Daily Offices for Morning and Evening Prayer in the Rite of St Tikhon. The readings are as assigned by the Antiochian Western Rite Vicariate supplemented with other devotional material. Each MP/EP link will take you to a complete office, … Continue reading

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O Rex – 6th Advent Meditation

 Rex Gentium, et desideratus earum, lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti.  King of the Nations, and the one they desired, keystone, who makes both peoples one, come and save mankind, whom you … Continue reading

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Daily Readings 7 – 14 Dec 2014

The Daily Offices for Morning and Evening Prayer in the Rite of St Tikhon. The readings are as assigned by the Antiochian Western Rite Vicariate supplemented with other devotional material. Each MP/EP link will take you to a complete office, … Continue reading

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O Oriens – 5th Advent Meditation

 Oriens, splendor lucis aeternae, et sol justitiae: veni, et illumina sedentes in tenebris, et umbra mortis.  Dawn, splendor of eternal light, and sun of justice, come, and shine on those seated in darkness, and in the shadow of death. Dawn… … Continue reading

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