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History’s Detectives »

October 11th, 2019    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Fr. Stephen Freeman, May 20, 2015 The search for the historical anything is an exercise in fantasy and imagination, a good movie, but not good for much else. C.S. Lewis noted that reviewers of his books, speculating on how they were written and other such intimate historical matters, were almost universally wrong. He wondered out loud why we should presume historical critics of the past, sometimes of a past stretching back […]

Prayer of the Heart in an Age of Technology and Distraction, Part 5 »

October 10th, 2019    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Fr. Maximos (Constas) Worst of all is the so-called smartphone which I like to call the dumb phone, which is essentially a portable computer. I was with my family for thanksgiving and everyone came into the house with an iPad under his arm, and they literally had them sitting on the table and would check them every now and then. It’s very rude; it’s very divisive and destructive of […]

Thoughts on the Spiritual and Material. Thoughts on Questioning. »

October 9th, 2019    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Michael Haldas Thoughts on the Spiritual and Material, June 9, 2016 “…the Church’s perspective is not dualistic, but rather sees that the spiritual and material parts of man are both in need of transfiguration and redemption. Man is not saved without the body; through the body he has his being and life. Our quest is not a mental salvation that we seek in the Church through our thoughts about […]

Will You Marry Me? For Forty-Five Minutes a Week? »

October 8th, 2019    Posted in Daily Meditations

~By Fr. Stavros Akrotirianakis For I do not want to see you now just in passing; I hope to spend some time with you, if the Lord permits. I Corinthians 16:7   For anyone who is married, you’ve either had the experience of getting down on a knee and asking someone to marry you, or you’ve had the experience of having someone get on their knee and ask you.  Imagine […]

Sin: Symptom of Separation. Leaving the Garden »

October 7th, 2019    Posted in Daily Meditations

Now let’s look at “The Fall,” as we usually refer to the pivotal event described in Genesis 3. The Fall is not simply something that happened in one historical moment to one archetypal couple, Adam and Eve. It happens in all moments and lives. It is the shape of creation. It sets the plot line. After Adam and Eve took their identity as separate from their Source, “the eyes of […]