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Sky Father #7

March 4, 2013

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Sky Father I cannot overcome The insatiable desire To praise with words Your ineffable beauty Sky Father Sky Father I cannot keep silence Even as the praises of Your world Are silently more deafening than my every thought Liberating me from my distractions Pointing me to You Sky Father Sky Father Oh I love You! […]

Reforming the Papacy – a Few Considerations

February 4, 2013

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In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, amen. Suscipe, Sancte Pater. Some say that the Ecumenical Struggle (‘Movement’) has reached an impasse. Much consensus has been made on many issues, but without an ecclesiastical organ with enough authority to bring everyone together to assent to these consensi, division will continue. More Christians may be […]

The Awful Division of Christians pt. 2: Survey of Divisions

August 27, 2012

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In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, amen. Suscipe, Sancte Pater. In our first article on this subject, we laid out a framework for assessing and judging Christian division. We said that on the one hand, truth should always be a dividing factor, separating truth from falsehood, and must lead to tragic but necessary […]

The Awful Division of Christians, pt. 1: Truth, Love, and Repentance

July 24, 2012

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In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, amen. Suscipe, Sancte Pater. Love One of the last prayers that the Lord Jesus prayed to the Father for us was this: let them be one as you and I are one, so that the world may know that thou didst send me.[1] Likewise an early Christian […]

Understanding the Spirituality of Christian Epistemology

July 9, 2012

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In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, amen. Suscipe, Sancte Pater. He does not deserve the name of philosopher, seeing that he publicly criticizes what he does not understand…his object being to win the favour and applause of the deluded masses. If he lashes out at us without studying Christ’s teachings he is most […]

Myopia: what the Ecumenical Struggle Seeks to Overcome

July 2, 2012

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In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, amen. Suscipe, Sancte Pater. The word myopia comes from the Greek muein “to shut” and ops “eye.” It refers to a failure—deliberate or otherwise—of any person to see the true reality of any thing beyond its face value. This is precisely what the Ecumenical struggles seeks to […]

The Church is the Prodigal Family

June 18, 2012

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As I am still not at liberty to post a new article, I offer these words. If you have not read this article on the Prodigal Family, I invite you to do so and share your thoughts on the matter. The Church is the Prodigal Family See full size image of this painting here. In […]

Searching for a balanced approach to anti-ecumenists

June 4, 2012

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In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, amen. Suscipe, Sancte Pater. One of the fundamental principles of christology is this: what is not assumed cannot be healed. When speaking of Christology, some of our holy fathers erected this edifice to combat the many manifestations of antichrist who denies that Jesus came in the flesh. […]

Sanctity: the Whole Basis for and Telos of Christian Unity (and all of Christian life, especially dogma)

May 28, 2012

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In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, amen. Suscipe, Sancte Pater. Wondrous is God in his Saints, the God of Israel.  The purpose of the Church is to worship God. In order to worship Him truly, we must become Saints—to subject our whole being to Him in worship. When Christians do this, there is […]

The Procession of the Holy Spirit – Approaching with the right Spirit

May 21, 2012

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In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, amen. Suscipe, Sancte Pater. In our class ‘Survey of the Eastern Tradition’ in a program devoted to Ecumenical studies, it is inevitable that the wearying question of the Filioque would need to be addressed. I dreaded this, not because of its divisive nature per se, but especially […]

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