March 5, 2014


The ways of God are strange to our minds, but when our hearts are moved with the divine breath, they are relieved as if for the first time. For readers of this blog, this post may surprise you. But I assure you that I now know clearly that my whole life has been leading up to […]

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Palamas, Aquinas and the “Metaphysical Wordwebs of the Athenians”

October 9, 2013


Two Views: David Bradshaw and W. N. Williams The Epistemology of Language and the Pentecostal Church In the year of our Lord 565, the emperor (St.) Justinian died. This man is loved by Chalcedonian Orthodox for his imperial piety, hated by Latin Christians for his imperial ambition, esteemed by secular historians for his architectural achievements, […]

Reforming the Papacy – Further Considerations

June 4, 2013


In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, amen. Suscipe, Sancte Pater. Having discussed briefly some of the spiritual concerns that seem to be important when considering the reform of the papacy (the salvific efficacy of obedience and humility) and taking note of the wickedness among us not only in common world views (secular democracy […]

10 Lessons the Orthodox Church can learn from their rapprochement with the Miaphysites

May 9, 2013


If the Orthodox Church can heal a 1500 year schism, they are indeed an ecumenical Church–but the Chalcedonian exclusivist ecclesiology must go. In Nomine Patris et Filii et Spiritus Sancti, amen. Suscipe, Sancte Pater. Since 1964 and before, the near-longest division in the history of the Church—between the Chalcedonian Orthodox and the Miaphysites, dated from […]

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Timeline of Chalcedonian-Miaphysite Reconciliation

May 9, 2013


NOTE: a major point on this timeline lacking is the period from 1993-present. If anyone can point me to better information about progress since then toward full communion, it would be most appreciated  Chalcedonian Orthodox Joint Cooperation Non-Chalcedonian (Miaphysite) Orthodox 1902 Joachim III’s Encyclical on Ecumenism[1]1920 To All Christians Everywhere[2]1930 Pan-Orthodox council[3] 1951 Encyclical of […]

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Sky Father #7

March 4, 2013


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


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 […]