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Why do we build Traditional Panel Icons?

I wanted to take a moment and comment on why we are in the process of closing out our “standard panel icons” and will soon be moving to exclusively the Traditional Panel option.   216 more words

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Silouan the Athonite: The sweetness of the Holy Spirit regenerates the entire man

This is true freedom – to be in God.

And I did not know this before.

Until I was seven and twenty I simply believed that God was, but I did not know Him; 416 more words


Is the Bread of Life Discourse in John 6 about the Eucharist or not?

The Bread of Life Discourse seems a decision point. It is a fork in the road and the traveler must choose which path to follow because both cannot be walked. 1,682 more words


St. Ephrem the Syrian, Thomas F. Torrance on a Theology of Nature rather than Natural Theology

Thomas Torrance has many things in common with the Patristic theologians and writers he spent so much time with. Mark Mourachian a scholar of one of these early Christian theologians, St. 651 more words

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John of Kronstadt: “He that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God and God in him”

Begin to fulfil the commandments relating to small things, and you will come to fulfil the commandments relating to great things.

Small things everywhere lead to great ones. 413 more words


Tikhon of Zadonsk: God is everywhere and in every place, and the doors to Him are always open

Living faith is inspired in the human heart by contemplation of the word of God and by the Holy Spirit.

For this reason we should read and heed the word of God and pray that God Himself ignite the lamp of faith in our heart. 438 more words


The Byzantines and Christian Bulgaria

I’m giving this post a special title (not like the previous titles), in order to make a more decorous citation.

In the ninth century, in the very last years before 860 A.D., it was approved by the Byzantine emperor Michael III that two missionaries should be sent to Great Moravia, in order to preach Christianity there. 916 more words