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
My background is in Philosophy, and I struggled with this for about five years. These TradCaths used to have my sympathy, but they walk with Aristotle stuck in their ears: if you do struggle with Intellectual Paganism, please read Saint Gregory Palamas's Philosophy does not save. On why Orthodox commentators keep using Barlaam as an … Continue reading Philosophy does not save.
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
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
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