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
The anti-preacher carrying his lamp, Wretched and dressed like a tramp. He says he is looking for God In the streets, not a church to be awed. What is the message that he preaches? Is it worthy of the sinful ticks and leeches? 'God is dead, and we have slain him! We killed him!', his … Continue reading #225 – God is dead
O' Who was it, that man of Stuart Who hid during the Plague nurturing his own To spill forth and express through his poetic Mouth, for his eyes had failed: became a Prophet dictating to his daughters that which Explains the subtle charm of Satan, And God's divine mercy and his Sovereign supreme Justice. O' what man supported the sword's edge On good Carl's neck, … Continue reading #198 – Remembering John Milton
Hello dear reader, Over the last few days I have been thinking deeply about my life this year. Spending time in your house without needing to work (or at least having no work to do except cooking and showering) over the Christmas holiday with your family has a way of forcing you to re-orientate yourself … Continue reading What I learned in 2018.
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.
Bishop Kallistos Wares goes into detail of the different core ways of viewing God and the manifestation of existence in the Eastern Orthodox faith, these are: God as Mystery, God as Trinity, God as Creator, God as Man, God as Spirit, God as Prayer and God as Eternity. Going through all of these sections will give you … Continue reading The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware, book review
Hello dear reader, It has just passed the hour of twelve and it is now Christmas day in England. So, from me to all of you: Merry Christmas! I hope you spend a lovely day with your family, remembering what Christmas is about with the important people in your life. Thank you to everyone who … Continue reading Merry Christmas everyone!