Again, Many Thanks

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Again, I offer many thanks to the readers of “Glory to God for all Things.” We continue to average nearly 1,000 views per day, and the quality of comment is an inspiration to me.

Part of the software available to those who manage blogs gives them much information about what is going on “behind the scenes.” This blog is hosted by WordPress which is home to over 600,000 blogsites. Rarely does a day go by that you readers fail to place one of my articles in the top 100 articles of the day. This is deeply gratifying and says to me that I should continue to do what I do, and work hard to offer the sort of articles that have appeared on this site.

I am striving to create a place that feels welcoming and informative, not argumentative or too esoteric, but firmly grounded in the Orthodox faith. I would like a reader from any perspective to gain something from visiting this site. I have been privileged to have had articles here translated into Romanian, a very deeply gratifying event for me.

The treasurey of the Orthodox faith is not the discovery of modern Americans, but the legacy of centuries of martyrs who have died that we might have this faithful fullness of the gospel of Christ. I am but one of the grateful recipients of that legacy and can only give to you what was given to me.

Thank you again for reading. I ask your prayers for a priest and a writer who is subject to every possible limitation and grateful beyond desciption for the friends he has in this world and in the world to come.

God bless!

11 comments:

  1. Thank you for your contributions, Father! (I am, by the way, friends with your son-in-law Fr. Philip, and a fellow Antiochian seminarian.) I also hope you’ll consider contributing to the Christ in the Mountains weblog.

  2. Many thanks to YOU, Father Stephen, for offering us this wonderful blog! For me it is an oasis of spiritual peace (and challenge!) in the largely non-Christian social world in which I lead my dail life.

  3. It seems I’m known for normally having a lot to say about any given thing, be it relevant or not. Okay…that’s not only a perception, but reality. But, I can’t really think of much to say about what your blog does for me. So, I’ll keep it simple by saying that, aside from inspiring me to occasionally keep one of my own (for better or worse), it helps me to stay focused, to deepen my understanding of this wonderful faith to which I’m still very new (some days I still feel very much like a catechumen), and it helps me peer into the heart and the mind of one of the kindest and most insightful men—let alone clergy—that I’ve ever known.

    Thank you, Father.

  4. I visit a number of different blogs. Some I want to engage. Some make me wonder how people can be so delusional.

    But, this one I just want to soak in.

    Thanks Father!

  5. Ditto for all the above comments. Here we are sure to find wisdom and humility. Thank you for your example and excellent insights.

    By the way, welcome to to St. Justin the Martyr. My family and I were chrismated there last November. Maybe I’ll see you there tomorrow night.

    1,000 hits per day? Wow, I’m lucky to get 10. We come because we need what you have.

  6. I read your Weblog every day. It is always thoughtful, thought-provoking and comforting. You make Orthodoxy attractive, winsome, compelling, and sometimes challenging. As Saint Paul would say, your Weblog is a place of XAPIC KAI EIPHNH.

    P.S. Send our Vladyka back to us safely!

  7. Fr. Stephen, you are far too modest. Your writing has an amazing ability to touch the heart and mind deeply. At the same time, it is that rare prose that (perhaps contrary to the Orthodox ethos) allows one to luxuriate in the sheer pleasure of reading. My thanks.

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