How I See Things After the SCOTUS Ruling on Marriage

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It’s late, and this may be a bit incoherent. Sorry in advance. Sometimes I stay up late writing something so that it’s not on my mind when I go to sleep. I have to be honest here: I find the public debates over sexuality (every kind) really, really tiresome. There … READ MORE ›

Do We Preach Orthodoxy… or Christ?

St. Peter Preaching in the Presence of St. Mark, by Fra Angelico (1433)

In her review of Kyriakos Markides’s Gifts of the Desert, Frederica Mathewes-Green says she had a hard time finding Jesus in the book: Markides’ previous book, “The Mountain of Silence” (2001), was read eagerly by those interested in Orthodox spirituality, chiefly because he had faithfully transcribed taped conversations with a … READ MORE ›

Pentecost is the Re-Creation of Mankind

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Sunday of Pentecost, May 31, 2015 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. On this great feast of Pentecost, the “last feast” of the Paschal mystery which began for us with the Sunday of … READ MORE ›

Why did God make him blind?

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Sunday of the Blind Man, May 20, 2015 Rev. Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. Christ is risen! On May 29, 1453, after a fifty-three day siege, the capital of the Roman Empire, the … READ MORE ›