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17 April 2016. The Judgement... In a Paragraph

The Return of the Prodigal Son

Ilya Glazunov



Judgement is coming face-to-face with God… nothing else. We decide whether to stay in His Presence… but no one can escape the Love of God. 75 more words


Easter Sermon

Traditionally in the Resurrection Liturgy, rather than the priest delivering a sermon the sermon given by St. John Chrysostom is read. I present it here as the last of my postings for the Lenten season. 477 more words

Chrysostom on Acts: Unity in the Church

Chrysostom’s seventh Homily of Acts looks at what the very first “church” was like. While the term may be a bit anachronistic for the group of believers that emerged from the response to Peter’s Pentecost sermon, it certainly was a group of believers that started to lay the foundation for the way the Christian church would organize itself. 594 more words


Chrysostom on Acts: The Acts of the Holy Spirit

Since I spend a lot of time reading and researching second century Christianity (although not as much as I’d like!), I tend to interact with the controversies of that era. 502 more words


St. John Chrysostom on Fasting

For the value of fasting consists not in abstinence from food, but in withdrawing from sinful practices; since he who limits his fasting only to an abstinence from meats, is one who especially disparages it. 320 more words

Not Evil, but Sources

It has been a lifelong aspiration of mine to understand suffering. Sometimes I feel that I have had more than my share of physical and emotional pain, and other times I feel that I have only lightly brushed against the misery of this world. 521 more words


A “Catholic” Flavored Commentary on Romans: Chapter 11

With the help of Augustine, Jerome, and Aquinas, we sum up Paul’s discussion on predestination. God has hardened the Jews to bring in the full number of elect gentiles, which in turns makes the Jews jealous. 4,662 more words