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How Needy is ‘Needy’? Some Early Church Views

Basil of Caesarea  (330-379) was a highly influential leader in the Early Church, who laboured and wrote extensively for the rights of the poor. His stance on… 592 more words

Economic Justice

The Constantinian Problem and Opportunity

Yesterday I read a quote by John Howard Yoder, that prior to the conversion of Constantine and the Roman Empire, “it took great conviction to stand for Christ. 365 more words

Persecution

Basil's Doxological Spirit

I’ve already written a little bit on Basil the Great’s idea of the work of the Spirit in the ministry of the Son. In that light, it’s very clear that Basil thinks of the Spirit  754 more words

Theology

"It All Comes to Pass in the Spirit": Basil on the Holy Spirit At Work in the Works of the Son

One of the main principles the Church Fathers used to establish the doctrine of the Trinity was to recognize that a unity of activities or “operations” between the persons meant a unity of being and identity. 935 more words

Theology

Prayer on Friday morning..

Basil of Caesarea teaches to pray like this: “Remember, O Lord, this congregation present, and those who are absent with good cause; have mercy upon them, and upon us, accourding to the multitude of thy loving-kindness; fill their garners with good things; preserve their marriages in peace and love; take care of their little ones; lead their youth; give strength to the aged; comfort the timid and afraid; bring home the scattered, restore those who have erred; and unite them all in thy holy catholic and apostolic church. 186 more words

Basil the Great: "despise the unreality”

“Human life is but of brief duration. ‘All flesh is grass, and all the goodliness thereof is as the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades; but the word of our God shall stand forever’ (Isa. 21 more words

Religious/Theological Reflections

Décimo sexto Kaléndas Februárii. Luna.

Décimo sexto Kaléndas Februárii.  Luna. The Seventeenth Day of January. The Night of the Moon.

In Thebáide sancti Antónii Abbátis, qui, multórum Monachórum Pater, vita et miráculis præclaríssimus vixit; cujus gesta sanctus Athanásius insígni volúmine prosecútus est. 615 more words

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