Biblical study: The Orthodox Study Bible, New Testament and Psalms (St. Athanasius Academy, 1997). The Orthodox Study Bible (St. Athanasius Academy of Orthodox Theology, 2008). Prayer: The Jesus Prayer by Bishop Kallistos Ware (Catholic Truth Society, 2014). Prayer book (Holy Trinity Monastery, 2011). Daily Prayers for Orthodox Christians (www.john-that-theologian.com, 2012). Songs of Time and Season by Andrew Stephen Damick (2004). On the Invocation of the Name of Jesus by Lev … Continue reading Eastern Orthodox Christianity beginner’s reading list.
Winding, weaving, The tubes that enter you Like snakes into your skin. But without the scales, Like the smooth organs that lay within. You left me for the first time With no one to cry to. You left me alone To solitude and selfishness. Those same organs that kept you here, Destroyed the life within you. … Continue reading #106 – A part
Intruder, The face and throne fastened to the body. The fate and pride. Of this, to endlessly endure. The mask, Dripping with candle wax, From which it is made. White, pure and breaking with every spoken word. To the throne you're made king, To succeed and replace with flesh. All the peasants will sing: "O … Continue reading #105 – Weakness
Do I ask for more with my head Rested on this bosom divine? For more moments in this bed? To be told I own and can make you mine? With itchy, red eyes I fear it's my turn To tell you of how exactly I feel. To confess that for you my heart surely does … Continue reading #104 – The capture
In this essay I will be attempting to answer the question 'Is it irrational to care differently about some happening on the basis of whether it lies in the past or in the future, and (in each case) how far?' When it comes to our past situations we certainly do care differently to how we … Continue reading The rationality of care across time.
Behold! The love of my life Of which I speak to the wife: "That girl? She means nothing To me, while you're a pearl Worth more than something." While after I stoop and sneak Away from her, to become absurd. Take myself with the night to speak: My young lady of love, to betray my … Continue reading #103 – Liar’s desire
In the wildest fancies of my Unconscious dreams. It is always you that I am Forced to see. How it is, That your angles please my eyes, How it is, That your petite frame makes you delicate Beyond perfection. How I wish to caress your bosom; Close. How angels missing would smile upon high, How … Continue reading #102 – Here again