A Mini-Lecture on “Eternity and Time” by Dumitru Staniloae

We’re in the thick of the fall semester at the Orthodox School of Theology! This semester, I get to co-teach my favorite course, Sanctification of Time: Orthodox Liturgy of the Hours and Liturgical Year with the co-director of our program (and my priest, friend, fellow time enthusiast) Fr. Geoffrey Ready. The aim of this course is to explore…

Telling Time in Einstein’s Dreams

I recently finished reading Alan Lightman’s Einstein’s Dreams, a bestselling novel from 1993 that walks through a series of fictionalized dreams Einstein had about time, inspiring the theory of relativity in 1905. Luckily Einstein’s Dreams reads as though it were the work of a lyricist or poet, not a physicist–it’s a stunning portrait of everyday life in time,…

Work as a Path to Prayer in St. Basil’s Longer Rules

This semester, I’m excited to be co-teaching a course called the Sanctification of Time at the Orthodox School of Theology in Toronto. It revolves around the various liturgical and prayer cycles of the Church and how they are lived in time. One of the first texts we are reading is an excerpt from  St. Basil’s Longer Rules on…

Autumn in a Greek Orthodox Village

Nearly a year ago, I borrowed my priest’s copy of Juliet Du Boulay’s wonderful but hard-to-obtain book, Cosmos, Life, and Liturgy in a Greek Orthodox Village.  My priest is probably reading this right now, just as he must wonder everyday with scorn why he ever let me borrow that blasted book if I’m going to take so long…

Help My Unbelief: My New Podcast with My Husband

Guess what, Time Eternalites? My husband Basil and I just launched a new podcast together! It’s been driving me nuts trying to keep this quiet until now, but now it’s finally out in the world! I think Time Eternal listeners will love Help My Unbelief. Listen to the trailer on Ancient Faith Radio and subscribe wherever you get…

A Prayer for a New School Year

Although I can scarcely believe that September is nearly here, school is definitely on my mind. I’m gearing up to co-teach a course on the Sanctification of Time at the Orthodox School of Theology in Toronto. The start of a new school year has always had a vaguely sacred quality to me. There’s something profound about the act…