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Monday, August 30, 2010

Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer

The Link
Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Lecture on Max Weber (1864-1920)
Thursday, August 19, 2010

BBC Christianity (Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity)

Thanks Lvka for telling me about this BBC video:

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Archimandrite Zacharias on the theology of St. Silouan

As seen from Google Video:
"Interview with Archimandrite Zacharias of the St. John the Baptist monastery in Essex, England. Fr. Zacharias explains the theology of St. Silouan the Athonite and Archimandrite Sophrony Saharov. The recording is made during his visit for the presentation of the Bulgarian edition of the book "St. Silouan"


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Monday, August 9, 2010

Orthodoxy and Hawaiian Culture

Orthodoxy and Hawaiian Culture from St. Juvenaly Orthodox Mission on Vimeo.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Emmaus House (Harlem)

This is the one in Harlem.


Raphael House (San Francisco)

This is the one in San Francisco.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

8th Century Chinese Hymn on the Transfiguration

As seen from the Forum by Father Patrick

A Chinese Hymn on the Transfiguration
attributed to Ching-ching (Adam),
Bishop of Chang'an (Xi'an), capital of T'ang China, c. AD 780,
found at Dunhuang, along the Silk Road in western China,
on the edge of the Taklamakan Desert

The Ta-ch'in (Syrian) Luminous Religion's
Eulogy on the Transfiguration of
the Holy One-equal-to-God's
Leading People to the Truth

We all adore Thee! O Saviour! Thou art the Holy One equal to God!
Thou art the Merciful Father, the Aloha (God), Himself!

Thy raiment is like the Precious Gem glorified in the
Radiance of the Sun and the brightness of the Moon!
Thy virtues, lofty and majestic, ever excel those of all the Saints and

The Glad-tidings of Thine! Oh, Thy Teachings of Wonderful Love!
These are sounding throughout the world like the Golden Bell!

The gracious influences of the Merciful Laws of Thine!
These are spread throughout the world, lest all the souls be lost Forever!

Being in the dark, these piteous souls are to be lost,
Were it not for Thy Great Mercy!
For they have already lost their true nature
In consequence of all the poisonous evils they received.

Thou alone art the Holy One who is equal to God Almighty!
Thou art our King and Redeemer!
Dwelling in the Divine Light of peerless effluence, visible only to the
Thou reignest over us all from on high!

In the form of the sacred streaks of Light, Thy Mercy shines forth
Far and near,
Rendering all kinds of iniquities to ashes in order to purge
All the evil ones from the world!

Thus Thou showest to us clearly and distinctly that
Thou art the real Protector of Thy people!
And by many excellent methods and ways Thou governest
All the nations,
Keeping Thine own people from going astray!
And thus for them Thou preservest Thy merciful Way of Benevolent life!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Dr. William Lane Craig embraces the heresy of Monotheletism

I don't think he knows that classical Nestorians as well as modern Calvinists also embrace the heresy. He thinks it was only the Monophysites. To be honest, I really don't think Dr. Craig understands the issue. And I am only saying this because of what he said on his website. If he understood the issue then he might change his mind on the matter.

As seen from his website

The Roman Catholic Dave Armstrong already wrote a rebuttal. As seen here.
or here "Biblical Evidence Against Monothelitism (the Heresy of Denying That Jesus Had Both a Human Will and a Divine Will)"

This reminds me of something Dr. Alister Mcgrath said in his book "Christianity's Dangerous Idea: The Protestant Revolution--A History from the Sixteenth Century to the Twenty-First"

From the section "The Problem of Heresy for Protestantism"
"................a couple pages down...........From its outerset, Protestantism was branded as a heresy by the Catholic church. Protestants responded with indignation, retorting that they had recovered orthodoxy from its medieval distortions. What was Protestantism if not the recovery of the orthodox faith of the early church? Yet Catholics had little difficulty in arguing that, while Protestantism might be perfectly capable of recovering earlier biblical interpretations, it lacked the means to determine whether it had retrieved was orthodox or heterodox. And lacking any such capacity to discriminate between such interpretations, Protestants were obligated to repeat the judgments of the Catholic church on these matters. In their turn, Protestants argued that, since they were committed to restoring the authentic teaching of the early church, this naturally extended to its views on orthodoxy and heresy. In the end, the arguments were not decisive. However, the debate highlighted the potential danger for Protestantism arising from competing biblical interpretations. Who had the right to decide which were orthodox and which heretical?
This led to a further difficulty as divisions emerged within Protestant constituencies. Itself partly a consequence of the intellectual ferment of the Renaissance, Protestantism found that it could not check this innovative and critical tendency within its own ranks. It had merely been relocated, not neutralized............"

This is exactly what we see here in this situation with Dr. William Lane Craig. It's really sad for I actually liked the man, but error is error, and it is what it is.

To find out more about the 5th and 6th councils you can listen to the audios of Dr. Jeffrey Macdonald

Play Audio (The 6th council)


PLAY (Right-click to Download) 6th Ecumenical Council-681 AD
reaffirms two natural energies and two natural wills of Christ taught by Pope Leo and Maximus the Confessor against the Emperor Heraclius’ Church reunion efforts using Monoenergism and Monothelatism.

For more context about the 6th council, listen to these as well:

PLAY (Right-click to Download) 4th Ecumenical Council-450 AD Condemnation of Eutychianism. 2 natures doctrine of Leo’s Tome. Monophysite schism.

PLAY (Right-click to Download) 5th Ecumenical Council-553 AD and the Emperor Justinian Completion of integration of Chalcedon and Cyril of Alexandria’s theology.


[1] pages 227-229 from the book "Christianity's Dangerous Idea" by Dr. Alister Mcgrath, HarperOne @ 2007

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Monday, August 2, 2010

The Heresy of Calvinism Series by Cyril

Part 1:
The Heresy of Calvinism. I

Part 2 prelude:
Prelude to “Heresy of Calvinism II”

Part 2:
The Heresy of Calvinism II


Saint Hippolytus changed his mind about chillism

Hippolytus defended millenarianism in his Commentary on Daniel and De Christo et Antichristo. Opposition to the doctrine, however, was gathering force, the leader of the reaction at Rome being the priest Caius. In face of this Hippolytus departed from Irenaeus's exegesis of the key-passage, Rev. 20, 2-5. The thousand years there mentioned, he now explained, are not to be taken as referring literally to the duration of the kingdom, but are a symbolical number which should be interpreted as pointing to its splendor. page 469 JND Kelly "Early Christian Doctrines" revised edition, Harper Collins

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