Who's riding late in windy plains wild? It is the father with his child; He has the boy held in his arm, He embraces him close, he keeps him warm. "My son, why cover your face in such fear?" "You don't see the Elf-king father, drawing near? The King of Elves with crown and tail!" … Continue reading #111 – Elf-King
Surrounded by people, Dripping with spite, With each day growing more feeble, And telling ourselves "It'll be all right." They spoke with their bitter tongue "You'll find yourself alone," It's the fear that they weren't wrong, "Only to be remembered when you're stone." There's a block, A disability in my hearing That forces me not … Continue reading #110 – Hueco
In this essay I will be attempting to answer the question: 'is it conceptually possible to forgive someone who does not show remorse?' Beginning this with the definition of forgiveness, pardoning, and neglect, I will then move on to an extreme example by Fyodor Dostoyevsky in his novel The Brothers Karamazov, going on to explore the possibility of forgiveness with no anger or resentment, and also … Continue reading Forgiveness with no remorse.
As I speak in tune to the rhythm of my heart, Out comes the sincere Words which express my deepest fear: That death will tear us apart. My anxiety stems from the thought Of you alone with a broken Heart, or me without you, Dying with a silent sigh. Although our days together may be … Continue reading #109 – Roots
Man be born, But talents are made Through the hard endeavour Of work and study. Let us praise this one For be it not the natural genius, But the success self-created. Not the child of nature, no: Which fumbling baby steps Leave no foot prints. All the while The adult Made Of your own efforts: … Continue reading #108 – Credit where credits due
Behold, The sea like ribbons Lick the waist and thighs Of that which it knows to be its God. He is Of the same line As the heavens and the dead. With the body lean, And the trident poised, Riding horses from the sea, The Earth-shaker comes to tame.
'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. It is understood that the Church, therefore, wrote the Bible. The Bible is the word of … Continue reading The Bible and Orthodox Tradition.