…bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Category: Theology

Alexander Men

  Today is the birthday of Father Alexander Vladimirovich Men (22 January 1935), a Russian Orthodox priest who assassinated on 9 September 1990. A convert father, priest, prolific author and martyr. His writings are very interesting and impactful. Eternal memory.

All Souls Indulgence

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let the radiance of your light shine forever upon them (cf. 2 Es 2:35). To you our praise is due in Zion, O God. To you we pay our vows, you who hear our prayer; to you all flesh will come (Ps 64:2-3). Requirements for Obtaining a […]

Trinity Sunday

In the Western Church, the Sunday following Pentecost is Trinity Sunday. As point of comparison the Byzantine Church today is the Sunday of All Saints. There are plenty of things to say about the Holy Trinity but I think this hymn attributed to St. Jacob of Sarug found today in the Syriac Maronite at the Third […]

Study theology (anyway)

A friend brought my attention to an essay by pulling out this quote: A good theologian…’has to be a historian, a philosopher, a linguist, a skillful interpreter of texts both ancient and modern, and probably many other things besides.’ In many ways, a course in theology is an ideal synthesis of all other liberal arts: […]