Hopko on the Cross of Christ

...  in 2007, given by Fr. Thomas Hopko. It is deeply worthy of conversation. I first posted this back in June, 2007, when it was "new." ...  a commencement ceremony at an Orthodox graduate school of theology -- we come to see that true theologia is always stavrologia. And real ...

Ecclesiology of the Cross

...  know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the ...  many car dealerships). The perfect ratiocination of Reform theology, an Infallible Pope with a Magisterium, or the perfections of an ...

The Despised God

...  his On the Orthodox Faith, St. John of Damascus declares: "The Son is the image of the ...  are not infrequent attempts to create an antinomy of the theology of the Cross and a theology of glory. It is a false distinction when ...

Living Large – And Long

...  is in love with time – or with a certain version of time. That version goes under the heading of the “future” and is married ...  nothing within our modern world that makes the traditioned theology of the Church obsolete. Indeed, it is often far better equipped to ...

Singing the Lord’s Song

...  - but I was serving in a “Low Church” parish. I was the first priest in their history to wear Eucharistic vestments as a normal ...  “sung” mass - one in which the priest chants many of its parts. It was well-received, without controversy. But one teenager’s ...  seemed perfectly natural to him within the context of his theology. Music was an indispensable part of all philosophical ...

Beauty and Iconoclasm – Where We Find God

...  human being is an icon of God...so iconoclasm is a much larger matter than smashing statues and such. It also includes the hatred of others and the injustice that grinds them into the dust. The ...  itself). St. Paul, and others following him, elevated a “theology of the image” into a central place in Christology and the doctrine ...