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
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
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 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.
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.
It is often said by people that they are against Christianity and Islam, and religion in general because they themselves exalt enlightenment principles of humanism: but are those principles built out of science and the factual objective world? No, they are built from a belief that all humans are universally worth respect and deserve life … Continue reading Removing the virtues of religion through historical revision.