Vincent of Lerins: Finding the true faith (434 AD)
Jul28

Vincent of Lerins: Finding the true faith (434 AD)

by St Vincent of Lerins Vincent attempted, as did St John Cassian, to find a way that avoided the extremes both of Pelagius and of Augustine. His Commonitories [reminders] offer a guide to distinguish Orthodox teaching from innovation, the maxim now known as the Vincentian Canon: quod ubique, quod semper, quod ab omnibus creditum est (i.e. only “what has been believed everywhere, always, and by all” is the catholic Faith...

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It is the same Body
Jul23

It is the same Body

“The body which was born of the Virgin Mary, without any stain, without destruction of her virginity, without opening of the womb, without presence of man, and which was crucified by the unbelieving out of spite and envy, and which arose after three days from death, and sits at the right hand of God the Father in heaven, in glory and in dignity before the angels of heaven. It is the body the same as it is in this great glory, which...

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“The women, my co-laborers”
Jul21

“The women, my co-laborers”

This morning I read Philippians 4. This one chapter could fuel a dozen deep sermons (wait till it comes round on the calendar!) but this particular line stood out to me: I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord. And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of...

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Please tell me this is not cat sausage.
Jun07
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The youth nowadays
Jun07

The youth nowadays

Kids today ain’t got no respect. Not like in the old days. “The young people of today think of nothing but themselves. They have no respect for their parents or old age. They are impatient of all restraint; they talk as if they alone know everything and what passes for wisdom in us foolishness in them. As for the girls, they are foolish and immodest and unwomanly in speech, behavior and dress.” — Peter the Hermit,...

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How to respond to the sins of others
Jun06

How to respond to the sins of others

Do not disdain sinners for their failings, so that you yourself do not fall into the temptation in which they abide…

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