Augustine on Psalm 136
Feb24

Augustine on Psalm 136

There are passages in scripture that are certainly recorded by inspiration that are nevertheless not words of God, but which were not spoken by any godly inspiration. For example, “Curse God and die!” “What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?” or “Command these stones to become bread.” That last, for instance, is explicitly called the word of Satan, and not of God. In the weeks leading up to Lent, the Orthodox Church...

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Exile
Feb23

Exile

We’re meant to keep fresh in our minds the regret and nostalgia for a homeland from which our sins have made us exiles and refugees…

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You will have tribulation
Feb21

You will have tribulation

These two Christianities are mutually-exclusive.

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Arabic Psalmody
Dec29

Arabic Psalmody

O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy endureth for ever. Alleluia!
O give thanks unto the God of gods; for His mercy endureth for ever. Alleluia!
O give thanks unto the Lord of lords; for His mercy endureth for ever. Alleluia!
To Him Who alone hath wrought great wonders; for His mercy endureth for ever. Alleluia!…

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Deaconesses
Dec03

Deaconesses

Notes on the order of deaconesses in the Eastern Church (3rd-12th century)

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That elusive Augustine quote
Oct26

That elusive Augustine quote

The Internet is a spawning ground for bogus quotes — often attributed vaguely to figures such as Lincoln, Plato, Lao-Tzu, or Augustine. One that I have seen often of late says: “God has promised forgiveness to your repentance, but he has not promised tomorrow to your procrastination.” — Augustine Often this sort of quote is floated in reverse text over a sunset or a landscape, because Facebook readers seem more likely to look at...

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