Monthly Archives: December 2014

O Virgo – 8th Advent Meditation

O Virgo virginum, quomodo fiet istud?Quia nec primam similem visa es nec habere sequentem.Filiae Ierusalem, quid me admiramini? Divinum est mysterium hoc quod cernitis. O Virgin of virgins, how shall this be?For neither before was any like thee, nor shall … Continue reading

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O Emmanuel – the 7th Advent Meditation.

O Emmanuel, Rex et legifer noster, expectatio gentium, et Salvator earum: veni ad salvandum nos, Domine, Deus noster. O Emmanuel, our King and Lawgiver, the one awaited by the gentiles, and their Saviour: come to save us, Lord our God. … Continue reading

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O Rex – the 6th Advent Meditation

O Rex Gentium,et desideratus earum,lapisque angularis, qui facis utraque unum: veni, et salva hominem, quem de limo formasti. O 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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Gay and Catholic – A Reflection – 2nd

Before meditating on Eve’s topic of friendship, a brief excursus on vocation: one is tempted to say “we don’t do this in Orthodoxy” but that line is to fake. Generally, though, there isn’t much discussion of a “Call” to the … Continue reading

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Gay and Catholic: A Reflection – 1st

When he saw I was reading Eve Tushnet’s Gay and Catholic: Accepting My Sexuality, Finding Community, Living My Faith a friend commented, “I can’t understand why you’re reading that: you’re Orthodox.” Of course he said that without fully understanding the differences … Continue reading

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O Oriens – the 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. When … Continue reading

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