On ‘I AM the Existing One’ (Exodus 3:14).

Dear Reader, I was recently asked by a fellow Orthodox Brother for notes on the great "I Am" contained in Exodus 3:14. So I compiled this into one place so it is easier to read. All notes are taken from the Orthodox Study Bible. Exodus 3:14 says: 'Then God said to Moses, "I AM the … Continue reading On ‘I AM the Existing One’ (Exodus 3:14).

End of the Nativity Cycle: Theophany.

Dear Reader, Today (6th January) is the Feast of the Theophany, and thus the official end of the Christmas season, and Nativity Cycle (25th December/6th January. On this Feast Day we celebrate the appearance of God through the Baptism of Jesus Christ, the Son of God by Saint John the Forerunner/Baptist in the River Jordan. … Continue reading End of the Nativity Cycle: Theophany.

Happy New year: The Circumcision and Naming of our Lord.

Dear Reader, Happy New Year everyone! Today is eight days after the Nativity, and is thus the Circumcision and naming of our Lord. 'On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.' (Luke 2:21) 'Additionally, he received … Continue reading Happy New year: The Circumcision and Naming of our Lord.

The Paradise Lost and the Journey Found.

Dear Reader, In my second year of studying Philosophy at a BA level I read John Milton's Epic Poem Paradise Lost. For my Philosophy MA Dissertation I concentrated on this Poem by writing an essay titled 'John Milton’s Arianism and Theodicy in Paradise Lost.' Reading John Milton's Paradise Lost woke me up to the reality … Continue reading The Paradise Lost and the Journey Found.

Christmas day is not the end of Christmas.

Dear Reader, Christmas day is the birth of our Lord. Boxing day and the following day (26/27th Dec) are devoted to praying to and praising of the Virgin Mary, who gave birth to our Lord and God (Synaxis of the Theotokos). On the Sunday after Christmas Day we celebrate James the Brother of Our Lord, … Continue reading Christmas day is not the end of Christmas.