Monthly Archives: March 2017

Service Reminder: Presanctified and Great Canon This Week

6:30pm Wed, Mar 29:
Presanctified Liturgy
6:30pm Thu, Mar 30:
Great Canon of St. Andrew of Crete (complete) with the Life of St. Mary of Egypt

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Translating the Tradition: The Possibility, Practicality, and Power of Purity

The Feast of the Annunciation, falling in the middle of our Lenten struggle, reminds us that purity and holiness are not only possible, but also practical and powerful.

Translating the Tradition: Shame and Weakness and the Cross

On the third Sunday of Great Lent, we venerate the Holy Cross of our Lord (more on that here), and our attention is drawn in the prescribed readings to shame (Mark 8:34-9:1) and weakness (Hebrews 4:15-5:6) and to the transformative and redemptive power of following our Lord by taking up our own cross in order to become true followers of Him.… Read on

Translating the Tradition: Stay in the Boat!

Meditations on how the Church, like the Ark, helps to save us. We still need to stay in the boat, by living within the Way of Life that our spiritual forefathers received from God and built for us, but, as we do so, we find that we are not blown every which way by every wind and wave of doctrine: we find stability of life and thought as we grow up together into Him who is our Head.… Read on

Addressing the Cross

In catechumen class today my attention was drawn to “The Dream of the Rood“, one of the oldest extant works of Old English literature which I’m sure I’ve read about at some point in my study of English literature, but which I’d never actually read.… Read on