Of Water & the Spirit by Alexander Schmemann, book review

Of Water & the Spirit: A Liturgical study of Baptism by Alexander Schmemann is a Christian book which seeks to bring back the traditional meaning of Baptism by explaining it and its liturgical elements. He traces its origins as a Christian ceremony of re-creation which would be primarily performed and celebrated on Pascha (Easter). The … Continue reading Of Water & the Spirit by Alexander Schmemann, book review

John Milton’s Arianism and Theodicy in Paradise Lost.

Cover photo of Saint George - (1) Chapter one. Milton in context of his time: I will begin by putting the author into context of his time, so when I come to talk about the Philosophical problems contained within his text the reader will already be informed of what kind of writer he was, (2) … Continue reading John Milton’s Arianism and Theodicy in Paradise Lost.

Protestant traditions are a rejection of Christian traditions.

By faith alone: wrong. By scripture alone: wrong. Endlessly reinvigorating the ever decaying corpse of our traditions, faith, and culture: correct. The Bible is not the book of God, but the book of the Church and its expression of God through the lens of the community of God. Without tradition and history informing you why … Continue reading Protestant traditions are a rejection of Christian traditions.

Concerning my views on religious ideas and God.

Dear Reader,      I have recently had several conversations about my conception of God and things related to that, out of these conversations I have formed this article. So, if any of the sentences seem like they are answering a question, they are, and I apologise if any of it doesn't make sense to you, however, I am happy … Continue reading Concerning my views on religious ideas and God.

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. It is understood that the Church, therefore, wrote the Bible. The Bible is the word of … Continue reading The Bible and Orthodox Tradition.

Eastern Orthodox Christianity beginner’s reading list.

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.