Monthly Archives: March 2014

Daily Office 1 – 15 April AD 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, unofficially supplemented with other devotional material taken from the Breviary and the Psalter. Each MP/EP … Continue reading

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Ontology IV

I see conversations about human sexuality inside American Orthodoxy that are the same ones that happened in Anglicanism. It concerns me when we have conversations about sexuality without questioning our cultural assumptions about Ontology. In thinking about these things, I’ve … Continue reading

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MYSTAGOGY: “Religious People Are Dangerous … God Protect Us From Them” Therefore let us take care of ourselves to understand that the Church is a hospital that heals us and helps us to love Christ, and the love of Christ … Continue reading

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Evil Imaginations

So, I’m listening to “It’s Fun to Smoke Marijuana” on Freakonomics, a podcast from National Public Radio and I really needed to co to confession.  Not in a little way, mind you, but a big way.  The episode was all about Evil Imaginations. … Continue reading

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Daily Office 15-31 March AD 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, unofficially supplemented with other devotional material taken from the Breviary and the Psalter. Each MP/EP … Continue reading

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Great and Holy Internecine Incivility

Orthodoxy says she is the Church: her institutional boundaries are the visible boundaries of the Church. There maybe invisible boundaries – but that’s in God’s hands. If you want to see the Church, see Orthodoxy. That’s all there is. Recently … Continue reading

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The Stories We Tell Ourselves.

I’m always amused by the way we craft our stories.  The life of St Gregory in the earlier post says, He rebuked the presumption of John, Patriarch of Constantinople, who had taken to himself the title of Bishop of the … Continue reading

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The Life of Pope St Gregory the Great

Styled in the East, “the Dialogist” Tonight at Vespers (the First Vespers of the feast) was read, in the Rite of St Tikhon, the “Legend” or the Life of the Saint. In the Rite of St Gregory, a monastic rite, … Continue reading

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The Heresy of Secularism

Father Alexander of blessed memory, says: What we have to understand first of all, is that the problem under discussion is complicated by something our well-intentioned “conservatives” do not comprehend, in spite of all their denouncing and condemning of secularism. … Continue reading

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The Confession of Truth

As the Prophets beheld,As the Apostles taught,As the Church received,As the Teachers dogmatized,As the Universe agreed,As Grace illumined,As the Truth revealed,As falsehood passed away,As Wisdom presented,As Christ awarded,Thus we declare,Thus we assert,Thus we proclaim Christ our true Godand honor His … Continue reading

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