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Classic Quote

If I have no love I am not just useless
but a positive nuisance.

– John Chrysostom


Announcements for Week of March 11, 2018

The Close of the Commandments

What does God say about all of these commandments? He says, “I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commandments” (Exodus 20:5-6). 399 more words


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

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