Lord Jesus Christ, Have mercy on me, a Sinner. Twenty and eight years I have lived, Yet I daddle like a baby, Linger and leave things undone, And worse: I undo people. I take them apart, analyse And put them back together to Use that information for my gain, And to please my curiosity. Allow … Continue reading #231 – A prayer for resolution
In reply to many comments on Classical Theist's video: https://youtu.be/WFbMbIyo-s0 On why Orthodox commentators keep using Barlaam as an example of what is wrong with Roman Catholicism: Barlaam argued that mental knowledge of God was the highest possible knowledge, and that the philosophers had higher knowledge than the Prophets because of this. We, the Orthodox … Continue reading Reply to Classical Theist.
Lord Jesus Christ, Have mercy on me, a Sinner. Father, show me a way To worship you with a pure heart. Allow me to thank you every day, And show reverence in modest display. Supply to me through your energies The discernment to see, hear And sense all that I should Do, and steel my … Continue reading #230 – A prayer for discernment
Lord Jesus Christ, Have mercy on me, a Sinner. For I am not like those Who persecuted, and condemned You to execution: 'For they do Not know what they do' (Luke 23:34). You asked the Father to forgive Them, But do I deserve forgiveness when I know What I do? I do, think And act … Continue reading #229 – A prayer for forgiveness
Spring snow or Haru no Yuki in Japanese is Mishima's 1969 novel. The first in his tetralogy known as the Sea of fertility, and extremely late in his writing career. The story is about Kiyoaki Matsugae and his friend Shigekuni Honda. Kiyoaki is the son of an aristocrat which comes from a Samurai family, his … Continue reading The sea of fertility by Yukio Mishima, book review
'On marriage and family life' is a small book which is a collection of Saint John Chrysostom's (349-407AD) Homilies on marriage. It contains a basic introduction to John's life and the Theology and Ethics behind Christian marriage. This introduction is evidently American, and written by someone who still hasn't fully escaped the post-Enlightenment culture of … Continue reading On marriage and family life by St John Chrysostom, book review
'Acts of Worship: Seven stories' is a collection of short stories by Yukio Mishima. The seven stories go from 1946-65, so are wide in their scope of his writing career. These seven stories are Fountains in the rain, Raisin bread, Sword, Sea and sunset, Cigarette, Martyrdom and Act of worship. This collection is named after … Continue reading Acts of Worship: Seven stories by Yukio Mishima, book review