The following consists of a discussion prompt Ephraim wrote on 02/19/2010 (+Bucolus of Smyrna, Clean Friday) for a parish bookclub he tried to spearhead ten years ago. It did not take off due to technological constraints of the interested members. Please excuse the errors/typos. Regarding child-rearing, Vladyka Theophan says we must direct the soul and … Continue reading Chief Activities of the Body, Soul, and Spirit as regards Childrearing in the Church (a reading of the first part of St. Theophan the Recluse’s “Path to Salvation”)
St. John (Maximovich) describes the antichrist in the foregoing in a way similar to how we may describe the humanist reflex standing at the helm of the global revisionism which increasingly engulfs the soul today.
The Meeting of our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ, in Church Tradition, signals the perfect fulfillment of the Law with Life itself. A Great Feast, indeed, and pivotal even, ranking closely with Nativity and Pascha, the Meeting is the culmination of the Nativity/Theophany cycle of services. Of course, only the Incarnation and Resurrection are … Continue reading It is truly meet…
Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers: Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not kept it. (St. Stephen the Archdeacon addressing the … Continue reading Let us pray to the Lord