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Newsletter from the Philippines

It’s hard to believe I have already been in Santa Maria for four months!

A temple in Iceland — but not for worship

“We see the stories as poetic metaphors and a manifestation of the forces of nature and human psychology.”

Why is Charlie Hebdo news while Nigeria isn’t?

Why is the world in shock over the murder of a handful of French blasphemers by Muslim radicals while hundreds were slaughtered by Boko Haram in Nigeria this week with hardly a peep in the news?

More honorable than the cherubim

Is the Theotokos seriously “more honorable than the cherubim and more glorious than the seraphim”?

Is culture war a distraction?

Really? In your mind this is the big issue the church today faces? Not corruption, greed, lack of empathy, hypocrisy, bigotry?

Philippine Mission

A great cloud of witnesses

A great cloud of witnesses

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily […]

The Triumph of Orthodoxy

The Triumph of Orthodoxy

On the first Sunday of Great Lent we commemorate the restoration of icons to the Church at the Seventh Ecumenical Council. This feast is […]

Great Lent Begins

Great Lent Begins

Contrary to what many think or feel, Lent is a time of joy…

Ash Wednesday?

Ash Wednesday?

This week in the Philippines, a culturally very-Catholic country, we are hearing the question: What do you do for Ash Wednesday?

Mission Newsletter

Mission Newsletter

It’s hard to believe I have already been in Santa Maria for four months! The mission community of St John Maximovitch welcomed me on […]