Mar 7, 2014
Chrysostom wrote: "Do you fast? Give me proof of it by your works."
Posted by Silouan on Nov 1, 2011
I'm reading Matthew 13 tonight. In one parable Christ describes people who hear about the Kingdom and genuinely, joyfully believe -- but they fail to bear fruit and persevere to the end. In the next parable He says that not everybody in the church is His, but we won't see who's who until the final Judgment...Read More
Posted by Silouan on Apr 20, 2011
In the latter half of the fourth century, a nun named Egeria, from what is now Spain, went on a pilgrimage to the sites of Biblical history in Egypt and Palestine. Here she recounts the Holy Week from Palm Sunday to the feast of the Resurrection.Read More
Posted by Silouan on Feb 23, 2011
In 1859 Benjamin Jowett argued that "Scripture has one meaning-the meaning which it had in the mind of the Prophet or Evangelist who first uttered or wrote, to the hearers or readers who first received it." But is that hermeneutical theory true?Read More
Mar 7, 2014
Printing page numbers (something that appears quite necessary and obvious today) only became common typographic practice from the second quarter of the sixteenth century. At the delightful website I Love Typgraphy is a scan of a recto leaf printed by Arnold Ther Hoernen, Cologne, 1470 The book, Sermon on the Presentation of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, is...
Jan 27, 2014
From The Prologue of Ohrid: If, at times, the dogmas of the Faith seem to be like solid food, first endeavor to fulfill the moral dogmas of Christianity, then the understanding of the dogmas of the Faith will be revealed to you. Inquisitive questioning of higher things without effort regarding the improvement of your life does not bring any benefit. At one time,...