Lord Jesus Christ, Have mercy on me, a Sinner. Lord in your blessed energies Show me how to explain Your Word, your Son and Spirit, your ways and statutes. Allow me in humble understanding To talk and preach, to learn and To teach those I love and Work to save. To circumcise Their hearts and … Continue reading #232 – A prayer for clarity
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
'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
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