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Salvation is Relational

This post is not going to be some heady exposition of the Scriptures or the fathers. I don’t feel like doing that right now.

Rather, I just feel like reiterating a simple observation I made when… 1,169 more words


Conspiracy Theories and the Council of Constantinople IV

There are two different Councils of Constantinople IV. The Roman Catholics recognize a synod which deposed Saint Photius in 869-870 AD as properly ecumenical and authoritative. 2,732 more words


Beginning to Pray

Luke 11:1 (NIV)- One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” 398 more words



Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration in the new Western calendar. It’s an old feast, with old traditions. The following is one of the oldest anthems for the day, written by a contemporary of Augustine. 132 more words


The Bible and Orthodox Tradition.

‘The Holy Scriptures:

The first place we give to the Holy Scriptures: the Bible, Old and New Testaments. The Bible is understood by Orthodox Christians to be the principal written record of the experience by God’s people of God’s revealing Himself to them. 325 more words


Eastern Orthodox Christianity beginner's reading list.

Biblical study:

  1. The Orthodox Study Bible, New Testament and Psalms (St. Athanasius Academy, 1997).
  2. The Orthodox Study Bible (St. Athanasius Academy of Orthodox Theology, 2008).
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The Resilient Orthodox: Pepper & Salt

My Godmother came into my life around four years ago. At the time, I didn’t know she would be my Godmother. In fact, she didn’t know she would be my Godmother. 408 more words