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Divers Incongruities Will Follow

“Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed , Why hast thou made me thus?

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'A Sturdy Shelter': John Chrysostom on Ideal Friendship

I continue to trawl through historical Christian writings on the subject of friendship. Next up is a fascinating piece with an obscure origin. It claims to be a letter to… 437 more words

Nexus Notes - December 15th, 2017

A nexus is a series of connections linking two or more things. These notes are dedicated to linking us to great content elsewhere out on the web. 150 more words

Scott McElvain

My recent trip back to Hawaiʻi sparked in me a heretofore dormant interest in the Hawaiian language (ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi). One thing which interested me in particular was how one would transliterate names of Orthodox saints in Hawaiian. 111 more words


Homily: What to Expect from a Priest

November 26 (November 13, OS), 2017: 25th Sunday after Pentecost (Tone 8): St. John Chrysostom, archbishop of Constantinople (407); Martyrs Antoninus, Nicephorus, and Germanus of Caesarea in Palestine (308). 1,129 more words


On Magic and Gender in Antiquity

While the books I’ve listed at the very bottom of this post will give a far more in depth look at this topic, I want to point out some of the broad patterns of how women are so frequently aligned with magic. 1,175 more words


Demons or Ghosts? Some Thoughts on Categories of the Supernatural in Late Antiquity

As I briefly noted in the first blog post I made, the nomenclature of some supernatural beings in the ancient world were not as well defined as we would expect today. 1,106 more words