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Traherne: The Resurrection

Linking to a poem by Thomas Traherne (~1637-1674) I discovered last night:

The Resurrection

And, in particular, the following lines:

He that could bring the Heavens thro’ the eye,

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Great Poetry

St. Symeon: "...by what other means can he ever obtain salvation? By no means!"

St. Symeon the New Theologian (949-1022) was absolutely insistent that every believer must receive a second baptism, the Baptism of the Holy Spirit.  It is not to be confused with ritual Orthodox Chrismation. 101 more words

Eastern Orthodox Theology

The Greatest Adventure, Part 2

It’s the greatest adventure of the Christian life, dying to our flesh and drawing closer to Christ. It takes us looking honestly at ourselves in light of our model, Jesus, and acknowledging that we fall short of where we should be. 516 more words

Christian Living

24/7/365 Worship

Those who were musicians, heads of Levite families, stayed in the rooms of the temple and were exempt from other duties because they were responsible for the work day and night. 383 more words


Shavout: The giving of the Law; the giving of the Spirit

Tonight at sundown begins Shavuot, the Feast of Weeks, Pentecost. It has worked its way into my heart over the past two years after I was in Israel to celebrate it in 2012. 250 more words