Sunday, August 20, 2017

Bienheureux l'homme, air de Valaam



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If Adam had not sinned, would there be any sex differences? Would men and women have had interchangeable minds/psyches? How can one claim that men would not have been the head of women if there had been no fall, except by inferring (erroneously) that this headship is a consequence of the Fall or that it is sinful domination?

Friday, August 18, 2017

Does he even consider international law on refugees?

No.

Trumpism, Terrorism, and Thomism by Joseph G. Trabbic

On Thomistic principles, Trump’s ban on Syrian refugees whose lives are in danger is not morally justifiable. Bans on other travelers and immigrants, however, are not as problematic.

Related:
Banning Muslim Travel to the US? A Thomistic Perspective on Donald Trump’s Proposal by Joseph G. Trabbic

Is there a moral obligation for the US not to enact Donald Trump’s proposed ban on Muslim travel into the US?

More on Latin Silence During the Anaphora



On the Incarnation by St. Athanasius

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Is lex talionis part of the natural law?

It is certainly in operation in the animal world. Even if it is a consequence of the Fall, can a Christian deny that it is ordered to a good, even if a limited or subordinate good?

Eastern Christian Books: Liturgy and Byzantinization in Jerusalem

Eastern Christian Books: Liturgy and Byzantinization in Jerusalem

Monday, August 14, 2017

Monday, August 07, 2017

The Unia

Do Latins still use the Uniates in their apologetics/polemics against the Orthodox? "See there are some Eastern Christians who admit Rome's claims about the papacy and are rightly in communion with its bishop! You Orthodox just need to see the truth."

I am guessing that even in 2017 there are still Latin apologists who take this approach.

Given the lack of opposition by many Eastern Catholic churches to the pretenses of Rome, should the Orthodox not be wary of the restoration of communion still? Latins would deny that this is a legitimate form of dissent. But would it be possible for communion to be restored while there is still disagreement about the office of the bishop of Rome?

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Silence During the Eucharist

I have read only parts of Cardinal Sarah's book on silence, so my thoughts this afternoon on this are tentative. I would also have to review Joseph Ratzinger's Spirit of the Liturgy.

Let us distinguish between interior silence, which is recollection or the result of recollection, from exterior silence. Interior silence is a necessary condition for "active participation"; another condition which is needed for the perfection of active participation would be charity.

Would it be correct to claim that it is the position of Ratzinger, Sarah, Latin traditionalists and those who would pursue a reform of the reform that moments of exterior silence are an essential feature of the Roman-rite Eucharist? But perhaps even Roman-rite "renovators" would not disagree. (Examples at Pray, Tell: Where has all the silence gone?, A Silent Reality, Seeking Sacred Silence, Cardinal Sarah on Silence, Read Cardinal Sarah Accurately)

Rather, the problem with the "renovators," besides their failure to preserve the integrity of the Roman rite and use of all of the propers and a "few" other issues, is their advocacy of contemporary worship music, as well as their acceptance of an erroneous sentimentalism in liturgical praxis, especially in its oral or verbal dimension (culminating in the casualness which some take to be a mark of the turn to the horizontal), which destroy interior recollection.

What then of the Byzantine rite? It may give the impression that the singing of the Divine Liturgy is almost continuous. There may be some pauses in the singing, or after the readings, occasions of exterior silence. But these are short and not as pronounced as they are in the Roman rite? The practice of keeping a silent temple for the purpose of recollection and preparation is generally observed in Byzantine communities, something that has been lost in many Latin parishes in the United States.

Does all that singing constitute a form of "busy-ness" which perturbs interior recollection? Does continuous singing fatigue the mind? I think preservation of interior silence can be aided by pauses or longer transitions between sung texts if necessary. But if we become trained in frequent vocal (not in a loud voice but in the manner that Fr. Gabriel Bunge claims is ancient) and sung prayer (something that tends to be neglected in the United States at least) may it be that we can slowly become used to the entirety of the Divine Liturgy as prayer as well? (It seems to me that at home, private prayer should often be vocal or spoken as well as being silent when necessary, but prayer in common should be sung as much as possible.)

Not that the more sophisticated lovers of the Roman liturgical tradition are saying this, but some populists may claim that silence is needed for "private prayer" or "thanksgiving" as if the Eucharist were not a prayer or THE act of Thanksgiving. I would even claim that the adaptations and changes that the "renovators" seek to spread vitiate the Eucharist as prayer.There may be an
existential or spiritual need for private prayer if the liturgy is unintelligible (being in a language with which one is not fluent) and thus not accessible in itself as prayer. But that should be an indication of a problem with liturgical praxis.

What of the use of silence in other rites of the Church? Are there any such native breaks of exterior silence which are not Latinizations or consequences of persecution and a minimization of the liturgy?

Psalm 134

Friday, July 28, 2017

Blessed Art Thou O Lord - Ευλογιτάρια (Byzantine Chant) Pl. 1st Tone

Psalm 118

Blessed is the Man



(St.) Photios on Icons

St. Photius: On the Essence of Icons by Fr. Ted Bobosh
Living in the literary culture of the 21st Century, and being shaped by the literary tradition of recent centuries, it is hard to imagine that at one time Christians, like Photius, thought the pictured icon to be “truer” than the written text – a more certain witness to the incarnation of Jesus Christ.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Elder Ephraim

The Elder Ephraim of Arizona: His contribution to North America by Igumen Gregory (Zaiens)

I will introduce this topic with a question: What has Elder Ephraim done for monasticism in our land?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

St. James the Greater

Book-signing by Fr. Thomas Joseph White

Elder Paisios

Closer Than My Own Father: Elder Paisios and His Spiritual Children, Part 1 by Ekaterina Stepanova
The path to Athos is open to men only. But in Greece there is a women’s monastery where they live according to strict Athonite rules and serve without electricity, by candlelight. This monastery, in the village of Souroti, was founded by Elder Paisios the Athonite, whose books have been so popular in the past few years in America and Russia. A correspondent of “Neskuchnii Sad” headed to Souroti to meet with people who remember Elder Paisios.

Part 2

Related:
New church of St. Paisios the Athonite consecrated in Syria

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Ivan Polverari





Ivan Polverari: Problematiche dell'iconografia oggi

ICONE OGGI - Ivan Polverari: Radix e Imago




2017 Hillenbrand Lecture by Bishop Steven Lopes

The Worship of God in the Beauty of Holiness by Most Rev. Steven J. Lopes

Bishop Lopes' June 21, 2017 Hillenbrand Lecture at the Liturgical Institute of the University of Saint Mary of the Lake, where he offered a presentation on Divine Worship.

Marcel Pérès



The other 4 parts should be available on Youtube.

Fractured Chalcedonian Orthodoxy

‘Pan-Orthodox’ = Non-Orthodox? by Archpriest Andrew Phillips

Sadly, the phrase ‘Pan-Orthodox’ really means ‘only for selected Orthodox’. In fact, it means ‘for new calendarists only’ (thus, excluding 85% of Orthodox), and for ecumenists, modernists, freemasons and liberal intellectuals (thus, excluding 99.9% of the rest). How has this distortion of meaning come about?

Monday, July 24, 2017

Eastern Christian Books: Cyril Hovorun on the Church's Scaffolds

Eastern Christian Books: Cyril Hovorun on the Church's Scaffolds: At the end of May I noted some initial thoughts on Fr Cyril Hovorun's new book, Scaffolds of the Church , which I was then half-way thr...

Sins that Cry to Heaven for Vengeance?

Catholic.com: What are sins that cry to heaven for vengeance and sins against the Holy Spirit?

There is no mention of tyranny in the Old Testament -- were tyrants seen as a punishment deserved by the people in all instances? If the list is scriptural, one should be hesitant to add to it, but what seem to be other candidates? Social Justice Warriors may have their own choices; I think of tyranny and the imposition of a feminist legal and social order, which is contrary to Natural Law. (Catholics who have been indoctrinated in liberalism would disagree.)

Jordan Peterson with Jonathan Pageau



Michael Augros's Latest

New: The Immortal in You: How Human Nature is More than Science Can Say by Michael Augros

A Single Calendar and Lectionary for Both Forms of the Roman Rite?

Is it possible?

Rorate Caeli: A common calendar and lectionary for the Novus Ordo and TLM? A committee already tried to make one up, and failed.

The three-year cycle needs to be discarded; imposing it on the EF would be a disaster.

Fr. John Whitford on Head Coverings

Uncovering the Truth: Head Coverings and Revisionist Biblical Interpretation by Fr. John Whiteford

On what basis does Mark Arey present his novel interpretations as if they were the correct Orthodox understanding of this passage? Certainly not on the basis of the Fathers. Certainly not on the basis of how the Church has always understood this passage.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Story of Pierre Haab

Pravoslavie: “Every Human Life is a Gift From God”. The Long Journey of a Swiss Catholic To Orthodoxy

Ceaseless Prayer

Ceaseless Prayer, Through the Apostle Paul’s Personal Letter by Deacon Pavel Serzhantov

Then the service ends. The pilgrim leaves the church and heads to the feast in the refectory. But at the same time, he hears the Vespers hymns in his mind—“Lord I have cried unto Thee, hearken unto me.”

Return to the First Grace

Return to the First Grace by Protosingel Arsenie (Muscalu)

Protsingel Arsenie (Muscalu) is one of the most respected Romanian spiritual fathers of our days. In this interview we offer to our readers, an experienced father confessor talks about temptations, warnings to young people on the path to Christ, and about how Christians can lose God’s grace.

Transitioning to the Eucharist

Saturday, July 22, 2017

True?

1P5: Cardinal Müller: Pope Benedict “Disappointed” About Müller’s Dismissal by Maike Hickson
1P5: Jesuit Website Refers to Fr. Sosa as the First Superior General to “Baptize Himself a Buddhist”

1P5 Review of The Political Pope: How Pope Francis Is Delighting the Liberal Left and Abandoning Conservatives by George Neumayr

A Guest Book Review by Matt P. Gaspers*

ἀνθρώπους

New, but not improved... A Response to Public Orthodoxy, on the Creed by Fr. John Whiteford

John Fotopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou, in their recent article "Women and the Creed: Who For Us Humans and for Our Salvation," (published by "Public Orthodoxy") have expressed their unhappiness that the Greek Archdiocese has decided to use a translation of the Creed that is in line with pretty much every other translation that English speaking Orthodox Christians have been using for as long as we have had Orthodox Christians speaking English. They are offended by the use of the word "man".

The Translation of the Reclis of St. Theophan the Recluse

Translation of the Relics of St. Theophan, the Recluse of Vysha
The holy relics of St. Theophan the Recluse were secretly exhumed in 1973 on the territory of the Shatzk psychiatric hospital located in the buildings of Vysha Monastery, which had been desecrated by the godless authorities, and immediately taken to the Holy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra. There they were interred in the basement of the Dormition Cathedral until 1988.

But Is There a Form of Depression That Has a Purely Physiological Cause?

A Priest’s Thoughts on Depression, Anxiety, the Soul, Your Body and Your Brain by Fr. Stephen Freeman

Somewhat problematic, I think, is the not infrequent distinction made between anxiety and depression as physical/medical problems and as so-called “spiritual” problems. There is no such distinction. We do not have “spiritual” problems that are not also physical problems, simply because we do not exist as some sort of divisible creatures.

Related:
The Spiritual Life in Depression and Anxiety by Fr. Stephen Freeman

A very poignant question was sent privately to me after my last post. It asked how I was able to go about my parish work when I was battling with depression and anxiety.

Orthodox Polemics Is Alive and Well?

The Orthodox Church and Non-Chalcedonians, Part One Christology/Ecclesiology by Igumen Gregory (Zaiens)

There are, however, many of both Chalcedonians and Non-Chalcedonians, who believe that all along through history, it was a language problem, a matter of semantics. However, St. John of Damascus knew their language, and he wrote against them. And if it was all along this language problem, then we would have to say that God made a mistake with the miracle He performed through the Great Martyr Euphemia at the Fourth Ecumenical council.

The Orthodox Church and the Non-Chalcedonians: Part 2 Deification: Pope Shenouda and Matthew the Poor by Igumen Gregory (Zaiens)

There is one more issue to consider which is central to the Orthodox concept of salvation, and that is deification. I will relate what I have learned from an Orthodox priest who is a university professor. This father is fluent in Arabic and has studied the Chalcedonian/Non-Chalcedonian positions.

And...
An Appeal to Traditional Roman Catholics From an Orthodox Catholic Priest by
Fr. Victor E. Novak

New Book of Benedict XVI's Sermons on Priesthood

Sermons

SVS Coptic Series

Mother Maria of Paris

Atonement Book Tour in Eastern PA

Metropolitan Tikhon, Bishop Paul Concelebrate at Glorification of St. Mardarije of Libertyville





Amazing!

The work of someone associated with the New Liturgical Movement is praised by a writer for Pray Tell.

The Beatitudes

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Does any prominent Father in the first millenium

apply the image of Spouse to the individual human person, and not just to the Church as a whole? Or is this more of a medieval Latin development, concomitant with shifts in Latin understandings of spirituality and the Eucharist?

Regarding the Bridegroom and the Bride, God the Son is the analogue of the male/man, and the Church (and perhaps the individual human person) is the analogue of the female. Just as the husband is the "active" principle and leads and imprints himself on his wife, and the wife is conformed to the husband, so Christ is the active principle, and the individual human person is conformed to Christ.

While the literal application of this imagery may be useful to female religious, I question its effectiveness for men. (As opposed to its being used as a theological metaphor to help our understanding of our communion with Christ and the Holy Trinity.)

And the individual human person has a filial relationship with God the Father by being sons in the Son. A logical consequence of the first, perhaps, our being conformed to Christ.

Would we say that the individual soul is the bride of the Holy Trinity as a whole? Or of the Father? I don't think so, even though it may be claimed that Israel is the bride of God the Father in the OT? It would be even more problematic if the human person were called to have a "conjugal" relationship with God the Father and a "filial" relationship as well. I believe the latter is literal, even if by analogy, while the former is only a metaphor or figurative language. So as I start reading through John Paul II's catechesis (and not the popularizations put forth by others) I will be keen to see how he parses this out.

Legitimate Development?

Fr. Z: Pope Francis Establishes a New Path to Beatification

Sunday, July 09, 2017

No More "Monkey Jesus"!

CWR: Eamon Duffy’s “Reformation Divided” revises assumptions, offers deep historical insights by Michael B. Kelly

Among the very significant contributions in Reformation Divided are the three chapters devoted to Thomas More, who has suffered from much hagiographical treatment, both good and ill.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

A Two-Tier Spirituality?

CWR: Spiritual direction and the role of the laity by Russell Shaw

In the writings of Saint Teresa of Avila we have a glimpse of the two-tier spirituality that has been taken for granted by most spiritual writers for a long time. It might be put like this: The goal for priests and religious is to be holy, the goal for lay people is to be good.

Comments on the Ravenna Document by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware

Sunday, July 02, 2017

CWR: Why did Robert Cardinal Sarah decide to devote a book to silence?

The Introduction to Cardinal Sarah’s The Power of Silence, by French journalist Nicolas Diat, reveals the book could never have existed without a young French monk who was paralyzed and unable to speak—and yet formed a deep and abiding friendship born in silence, that grew in silence, and continues to exist in silence.

"Saints and Orthodoxy"

Great Prokeimenon: "Who Is So Great a God?"





Tone 7

Tone 7

St. Vladimir's Seminary Press

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Blessed is the Man


A Jesuit Now in Charge of the CDF

A good Jesuit or a bad one? Will he be a Jesuit first and a Catholic second when advising the Jesuit Pope? What would Malachi Martin have to say about this latest development (and the newest superior general of the Society of Jesus)?

Pope names Archbishop Luis Ladaria as Müller’s successor to head CDF The Spanish Jesuit has served as second-in-command at the CDF since 2008.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Blessed Is the Man (Traditional Melody)






Aristotle and the Garments of Skin

James Chastek: The Point of Sexual Desire

Aristotle's reflections on the end of reproduction, on the "natural" level remind me of what I read from St. Maximos the Confessor on the garments of skin and the fall of Adam and Eve and the consequences of that fall.

The intensity of our desire for coitus is a result of the fall?

Aristotle can be used to support a Patristic view on the 'garments of skin' rather than John Paul II's Theology of the Body?

Friday, June 23, 2017

A Forgotten Devotion in the West?

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus (EWTN)

Fr. Tim Finigan: The healthy notion of reparation

That we can seek to make up for our sins is only possible because of our participation in Christ and the satisfaction of God's righteousness that He is able to make -- and the latter part is meant not in a Latin/legalistic way but an Eastern one.

Enthronement of Bishop Hlib in London

From 2012...

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Looks Like Latin Legalism

Fr. Z's answer: Must a Latin Church Catholic going to an Eastern Church still obey Latin laws?

What's an Eastern Catholic response?
Red Bull Music Academy Daily: Devotion: The Architecture of Medieval Churches
Emma Warren explores the transcendent impact and contemporary relevance of medieval acoustic treatments

A New book from Fr. Thomas Joseph White

With a Western image of the Transfiguration on the front cover...

Irina Kirillova MBE on 'Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh'





Saturday, June 17, 2017

What is the title of this image?

Way Behind...

Still haven't caught up.


The snippet offered below could be understood as a defense of patriarchy (in conjunction with what St. Paul wrote), but I don't think that's how it will work out.







Gone and Forgotten in Rome?

Sandro Magister: Centennial of Domenico Bartolucci. Like a Harp in a Strange Land

Reinterpreting Humanae Vitae?

Rorate Caeli: De Mattei: The Plan Of “Reinterpretation” For Humanæ Vitæ

Related: Name By Name, the Metamorphosis of the Pontifical Academy For Life

Videos of the Ambrosian Rite Celebrated for Sacra Liturgia 2017

The Author and Perfecter of Our Faith

Leitourgia

The Synodal System

Fr. Thomas Hopko

God Is With Us

Jardin des livres 2 : Quelle unité pour les chrétiens?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

One More



Also for Comparison



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For Comparison

with the Trinity Dome of the previous post









The Proposed Trinity Dome Mosaic

for "America's Catholic Church," the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Apparently, there was a special collection held on Mother's Day 2017 in Roman Catholic dioceses in the United States to help fund the dome.

It is a product of its time but it does represent an attempt by the Latin churches in the United States to re-write American history and re-define American [Catholic] identity.

The procession of saints includes, among others, St. Juan Diego (the first canonized male Native American), St. Kateri Tekakwitha (the first canonized female Native American), St. Teresa of Calcutta (an honorary American citizen), St. Francis Cabrini, M.S.C. (the first U.S. citizen to be canonized), St. John Paul II (the first pope to visit the National Shrine), and St. Junípero Serra (declared a saint by Pope Francis at the National Shrine in 2015 for the first canonization ever to take place on American soil).

Is there a single political entity that is the United States? That is the nationalist myth that arose 1865. Then again, only a basilica built in the seat of the Federal Government would pretend to be a national Catholic symbol. And then there is the inclusion of two modern popes...

As for the quality of the mosaic itself -- I don't think it looks very good, but it goes well with what else has been installed in the upper basilica. The depiction of the Most Holy Trinity is uncanonical; did the artist not consult anyone traditional authority on this question? The figures themselves look like the "naturalistic" representations of saints that are done in modern stained glass windows -- they don't look like mosaics at all. Maybe it's because of the distance and the resulting resolution, but I think the mosaic loses something as a result. As for the representation of the "Immaculate Conception," I find that I cannot relate to Western depictions of the Theotokos these days.

Then again, that sort of ambition and desire to create such a large mosaic for a very large temple reflects the triumphalistic hubris of the American [Latin] Catholic Church, which didn't go away with Vatican II. "This was the best they could do, and they thought it was great?"

Perhaps it is a good thing that the Greeks didn't attempt to recreate a version of Hagia Sophia on American soil.









Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Fr. Schmemann on Pentecost

St. Gregory Palamas

St. Luke the Surgeon



Christopher West

will be in the area in August; time to finally do some extended reading of his work and the original catechetical series by John Paul II? His workshop will be based on his 2013 book Fill These Hearts. (I have probably forgotten he was here back in 2014.)










part 2

Saturday, June 10, 2017

For Pentecost

Transformation in the Holy Spirit


O Heavenly King


The Promise of Pentecost

What Future for Russian Catholics?

RISU: Feeling Abandoned, Russian Catholics Appeal to the Pope

How much new Russian blood are the Russian Catholic parishes receiving? What is the alternative to "uniatism" for the Russian Catholics?

Then there is the Latin trad perspective on Russia...
De Mattei's double article: "Russia will be Catholic"

Friday, June 09, 2017

Fr. Hunwicke: The Holy Spirit and the Roman Rite UPDATED

Psalm 50

Схиархимандрит Серафим (Бит-Хариби) и Хор монастыря 13 Ассирийских отцов "Псалом 50"

St. Ephrem the Syrian

Monday, May 29, 2017

How Useful for Prayer?

Even if one can make use of statues in prayer and liturgy*, could one pray with a statue depicting Christ or His saint smiling? (As opposed to making a pious gesture or a quick devotional prayer?) I don't think so.



"Does the Latin tradition have a problem with the use of images in prayer?"

*Can one use statues for the same amount of time as one can use two-dimensional images? I think because of their depth, the matter of the statues would eventually become distracting.

St. John the Theologian

On this Day...



Sunday, May 28, 2017

Eastern Christian Books: We Have Here No Lasting City.....or Church (I)

Eastern Christian Books: We Have Here No Lasting City.....or Church (I)

Accurate?

Orthodox Christianity: Christ is Risen! Part 7a. Subtle Differences Between East and West

Dr. Jeannie Constantinou

Before continuing with her discussion of 1 Corinthians in her seventh and last podcast on Christ’s Resurrection, Dr. Jeannie Constantinou discusses some of the subtle differences between the Eastern and Western understandings of doctrine.

Cardinal Müller on The World Over



Cardinal Müller discusses Islam, "Amoris Laetitia", liturgy, secularism on "The World Over"

Saturday, May 27, 2017

St. Gennadios Scholarios

I was wondering if there was a local cult to this patriarch of Constantinople, but then was reminded that some regard him as having been canonized, so I had to double-check.

Perhaps it is time to promote his cult and have more icons of him painted.

How Much for That Cover?

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Orthodox Choir of Monastery Kovilj



"Orthodox Latin-Greek Western Rite Chant" - I don't think the Latin comes in until after a minute or so...

Dale Ahlquist on the Chesterton Option

The Dispatch

Plenty of economic localism -- but is it enough? Even Catholics are clueless with respect to community-formation.

The Patristic View of Sex or Marital Relations

Was there a consensus?

James Brundage, Law, Sex, and Christian Society in Medieval Europe
Google Books

Mentioned here by someone who is not particularly orthodox, iirc.

Still, is some sort of revision necessary, not for the basic precepts regarding our sexual powers, but with respect to our attitudees and understanding of the virtues pertaining to those powers and marital relations?

The conjugal act: as God originally intended or a concession to the Fall?

Infants and children may need sensible signs of affection and touch by parents for their emotional/mental health and to flourish, and this may be true of adults to an extent that we may not realize. Would we say that this is merely concupiscence, our desire to touch and to be touched? In so far as it is non-rational, maybe some would. (Concupiscence is not just a condition of the sexual appetite but of the appetite for nutrition as well, and what else? Hunger, indeed.) A consequence of the fall, an increased animality or manifestation of the "sensitive" aspect of the soul? Maybe, maybe not. But a real feature of human beings in this world, nonetheless. So why wouldn't it be the case with how men and women, or husbands and wives relate to one another? Is something to be condemned or criticized or merely permitted because it is "too" carnal, or not "spiritual" enough? What if there is a natural teleology to certain acts of touch that we may be tempted to dismiss because we think we shouldn't need them?

What of the prophecy of St. Paisios?

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

When there is no political community at large, just an aggregate of individual/families held together by force, what are the rules of war for those legitimately seeking to create a community?

Not Solesmes

Monday, May 22, 2017

The Healing of the Paralytic

World's Largest Mosaic arrives to decorate Belgrade's Cathedral

Icons of Sound Project - Trisagion



rehearsal

The Voice of Hagia Sophia

What would a female version of this sound like? Could someone even like Divna Ljubojević pull it off? Perhaps, but would it be as effective and awesome? I think I have heard women trying to hold a note for an extended period of time in Gregorian chant (maybe polyphony?)?

Orientale Lumen XXI

Next month.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Saturday, May 13, 2017

How much is tuition?

Chesterton Academy

CWR Dispatch: How do we teach beauty? by Dale Ahlquist
Chesterton says, “Wherever men are happy, they will build beautiful things.” The modern world is ugly because we are unhappy. The modern world is ugly because we do not love the modern world.

Interview with Tracey Rowland

CWR: Tracey Rowland's Guide Through the Catholic Academic "Zoo" by Carl E. Olson

"Theology is important because it is all about reasoning about the highest things. It is the one thing a person doesn’t want to get wrong in life because it affects one’s eternal destiny."

Person in the Christian Tradition

Theotokos Institute of Catholic Studies (alt)





(via Byz, TX)

The Marian Option



The Marian Option by Carrie Gress

Related: Why "the Marian Option" is not optional today