Dear Reader, I shared a story recently about how Christ can sometimes communicate to us through many ways, and in normal life these things stand out and change the way we are living, or remind us of something we must do or say. This is my example. About two months ago I was struggling to … Continue reading When Christ speaks.
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).
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.
Dear Reader, We should pray for those of our Nation who are enlisted, would serve our Nation no matter the cost, and those who are called to war, especially those wars which seem to us pointless and for evil ends. Not so we win the war, but so that our soldiers are protected, and guided … Continue reading How we should pray for soldiers.
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.
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.
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.