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Psalm Eight and the Mystery of the Incarnation
8 Jan 2021 at 11:44am
Psalm Eight and the Mystery of the Incarnation

As we continue—or for those of us observing the Old Calendar Feast, as we begin—to meditate on the Incarnation of Christ, following our celebration of His Nativity, we can find a luminous source of insight in the typology and prophetic power of Ps...



St. Ephrem the Syrian: Hymn of the Nativity
22 Dec 2020 at 7:09am
St. Ephrem the Syrian: Hymn of the Nativity

St. Ephrem's "Hymns on the Nativity" are like a dazzling display of Christmas lights -- or better yet, like the brightly shining stars shimmering over the fields of Bethlehem. St Ephrem believes that God reveals Himself through "raze" (symbols, my...



St. Paisios: Too Many Worries Will Distance Us From God
14 Dec 2020 at 9:16am
St. Paisios: Too Many Worries Will Distance Us From God

Like Jesus’ friend Martha in the Gospel of St Luke, we “are worried and troubled about many things.” But as we prepare ourselves for the Nativity of Christ — as we look ahead toward His birth not in a royal chamber, but in the rustic and unpretent...



Analyzing the “New Totalitarianism” of Today
27 Nov 2020 at 7:22am
Analyzing the “New Totalitarianism” of Today

Italian philosopher Augusto Del Noce (1910–1989) argued prophetically more than half a century ago, that modern technology was being used to implement a “quiet totalitarianism,” one that by avoiding the overt violence of the Nazi and Soviet regim...



St. Porphyrios On Prophecy and Repentance in Times of Peril
14 Nov 2020 at 7:48pm
St. Porphyrios On Prophecy and Repentance in Times of Peril

When we sense that our sins are leading us toward a dark and perilous outcome, individual Christians know to stop and pray and repent. But when we hear that our "collective" actions are leading us into darkness, too often our tendency is to look f...



Dostoevsky And Memory Eternal: An Eastern Orthodox Approach to the Brothers K...
31 Oct 2020 at 7:06pm
Dostoevsky And Memory Eternal: An Eastern Orthodox Approach to the Brothers Karamazov

Why do Orthodox memorial litanies melodically reiterate "memory eternal” with such feeling and such energy? And why did Orthodoxy’s greatest novelist end his last great work so triumphantly with these same words? By going very deeply into a single...



Orthodox Responses to the Nihilism of Cultural Revolution, Self-Destruction, ...
17 Oct 2020 at 12:32pm
Orthodox Responses to the Nihilism of Cultural Revolution, Self-Destruction, and Social Division

“Another City” has striven to set aside partisan politics in its editorial policy, and this commitment remains. But sometimes cultural and politics issues substantially overlap, as is the case with certain dark forces that are now manifest in West...



Are You Drowning in Your Own Stream of Consciousness? Logismoi and How to Cop...
9 Oct 2020 at 4:20pm
Are You Drowning in Your Own Stream of Consciousness? Logismoi and How to Cope with Them

Before the Fall, our consciousness (nous) was clear and undivided, focused on God and transparent to Him, without distractions from within or from without. But now we are perpetually distracted by logismoi (low-giz-mee)—not merely “thoughts” in th...



How to Read the Bible and Why
23 Sep 2020 at 9:01pm
How to Read the Bible and Why

"The Bible is a biography of God in this world. In it the Indescribable One has described Himself." So declares St Justin Popovich, not only a saint of the Orthodox Church, but one of its greatest theologians of the twentieth century.

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