Monthly Archives: November 2017

Translating the Tradition: Whom Will You Bear?

Wordsworth and the fast remind us of the importance of persisting in holiness, like the Theotokos

Translating the Tradition: Plagiarizing Chrysostom on the Rich Man and Lazarus

In which I plagiarize my favourite of St. John Chrystostom’s sermons on “The Rich Man and Lazarus”, which focuses on the leveling effect of an earthquake (no pun intended) and how the Christian perspective, seeing disasters as literal “acts of God”, can actually help us in our pursuit of holiness by prompting self-examination and repentance – and by revealing our roles in this life for the transitory contingencies that they really are.… Read on