Apr 13, 2014
Just as cooks pray for a good crop of young animals and fishermen for a good haul of fish...
Posted by Silouan on Nov 1, 2013
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
This week the ROCOR Studies website posted an interview with Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware), in which he discusses, among other things, his 1964 book Eustratios Argenti: A Study of...Read More
Mar 30, 2014
This week the ROCOR Studies website posted an interview with Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware), in which he discusses, among other things, his 1964 book Eustratios Argenti: A Study of the Greek Church under Turkish Rule. The interview chiefly discusses the Metropolitan’s long relationship with the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia which, he says, has...
Mar 28, 2014
One day Abba Longinus (later abbot of Enaton) questioned Abba Lucius about three thoughts, saying first, “I want to go into exile.” The old man said to him, “If you cannot control your tongue, you will not be an exile anywhere. Therefore control your tongue here, and you will be an exile.” Next he said to him, “I wish to fast.” The old man replied,...