The Smallness of God

An annual December posting: Whom have we, Lord, like you – The Great One who became small, the Wakeful who slept, The Pure One who was baptized, the Living One who died, The King who abased himself to ensure honor for all. Blessed is your honor! St. Ephrem the Syrian We draw near to the … Read More →

Lossky on Freedom and the Person

Vladimir Lossky, who can be notoriously difficult to read, offers this observation on freedom and the person. It is taken from his essay, “The Creation,” in the small collection, Orthodox Theology: an Introduction. A personal being is capable of loving someone more than his own nature, more than his own life. The person, that is … Read More →