«The only thing secular is sin.»
– Robert Hugh Benson
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Doxos is the blog of a Roman Catholic Christian working out his salvation in San Francisco, The California Republic.
This blog contains a good number of things, sometimes religious, sometimes not. Please remember me in your prayers.
Seduxisti me Domine et seductus sum.
I who have written this story, or rather this fable, give no credence to the various incidents related in it. For some things in it are the deceptions of demons, other poetic figments; some are probable, others improbable; while still others are intended for the delectation of foolish men.
(Closing lines of the Táin Bó Cúalnge)
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Monthly Archives: September 2015
When I ask God for an Orthodox Western Rite parish to be founded in San Francisco, I do so under the intercession of the Four Latin Doctors of the Church, the Great Teachers of the West: Sts Gregory the Great, … Continue reading
The Passion in the Garden is Jesus’ last “alone time” before the climax of his ministry. He often went aside to pray, but, as it were, those might be considered “training prayers” for this one. He experienced stress, certainly (as … Continue reading
The Dolorous or Sorrowful mysteries are the events at the End of Christ’s ministry: The Passion in the Garden The Scourging at the Pillar The Crowning with Thorns The Carrying of the Cross The Crucifixion, Death, and Burial of Our … Continue reading
I know, I just finished all the posts on the Joyful Mysteries. But I didn’t do an intro. And I realized that each set of mysteries probably needs an intro. So back track a bit: here’s this one. The Joyful … Continue reading
The Fifth Joyous Mystery contemplates the time when, as a child, Christ lingered in Jerusalem after his parents had departed for home. The Gospel text relates that they were traveling with a party so large they assumed he was some … Continue reading
The Latin Phrase which was employed as the title of this article is translated as “Custody of the Eyes”. It’s a quaint, perhaps Victorian-sounding, phrase to which I was introduced by a Priest in NYC who had once been an … Continue reading
Candlemas is one of my favourite feasts. The following from the Catholic Encyclopedia shares a little bit of the history of the feast: According to the Roman Missal the celebrant after Terce, in stole and cope of purple colour, standing … Continue reading
By way of introduction to the Third Joyous Mystery of the Rosary, please remember the scripture: Jesus was born in to a family that owned its own business. Jesus was born in a manger not because no inn would house … Continue reading
The second of the five Joyous Mysteries is known as the Visitation and commemorates the visit of our Blessed Lady to St Elizabeth, the mother of the Forerunner, John Baptist. The Visitation is a later-comer to the Calendar and devotional … Continue reading