298. It all hangs on One Man: Jesus of Nazareth.

Many years ago, when I was an Episcopalian priest, a young woman made an appointment with me. She wanted to see if she and her intended could get married at my church. I asked a few preliminary questions (“Are you baptized?” “Yes.” “Do you go to church?” “Not really.” and so on), and then she […]

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297.2 The Other Great Saint Gregory

Last Tuesday I mistakenly published this Post before it was completed. Can I claim senility? Maybe. This is the true and accurate version of Post 297. Read this one. It has pictures!  Saint Gregory of Nyssa My problem (and possibly yours?) has been to keep all the Saint Gregorys straight. Besides our Gregory today, there […]

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297 The Other Great Saint Gregory

I mistakenly published this before it was completed. Please go to Post 297.2. Saint Gregory of Nyssa My problem (and possibly yours?) has been to keep all the Saint Gregorys straight. There are Saint Gregory of Nazianzus (usually called Saint Gregory the Theologian) ,Saint Gregory the Great (Pope of Rome, whom Orthodox title Saint Gregory […]

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295. The Last Three of Our New Year’s Resolutions: Pray. Shape up. Be kind.

But before we get started: The Epiphany, the feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, was yesterday, January 6 (new calendar).  In the ancient Church, and still according to our liturgical forms, Epiphany is just as big a celebration as Christmas. Who would have guessed? So if you missed it and you’d like to read […]

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