267. Heaven, Part Five: The Holy Mountain in C.S. Lewis’ “The Chronicles of Narnia”

It is time to meet Aslan the Great Lion, and visit Aslan’s Country. from “Rambling Ever On” site Last week’s Post (just in case you didn’t read it which, granted, is very hard to imagine…) included a short biography of C.S. Lewis, the “anonymous Orthodox”. Today we travel to Narnia. The Chronicles of Narnia are six […]

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266. Heaven, Part Four – C.S. Lewis, and The Holy Mountain in “The Great Divorce”

Why, you may ask, am I giving two Posts in an Orthodox Blog to an Anglican and his writings? It’s because I’ve been waiting over four years for an excuse to do this! and this is the excuse: During Pascha and Ascension season, we’ve been looking at Heaven, where Christ went “to prepare a Place” […]

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265. Heaven, Part Three – the Holy Mountain and the Garden, from “Hymns on Paradise” by Saint Ephraim the Syrian

Christ has ascended! “When You had fulfilled the dispensation for our sake, and united earth to heaven: You ascended in glory, O Christ our God, not being parted from those who love You, but remaining with them and crying: “I am with you and no one will be against you!” (Tone Six This series of Posts […]

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264. Heaven, Part Two: The Heavenly City in the Book of The Revelation to John

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! icons by permission of Saint Isaac’s Skete at skete.com Are you interested in the Place where you’re going? * I’m writing these articles to give us a taste of what it’s like There. Actually, one of the two possible places. Someday when I’m in a dark mood I’ll […]

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263. Heaven, Part One: “I go to prepare a Place for you…” What Christ said about Heaven.

Christ is risen! Truly He is risen! Coptic Orthodox Anastasis To those of you who schedule your entire lives around the arrival of this consistently-every-Friday Blog Post * my apologies for being a day late. This has been an extraordinarily busy week. Next week I’ll get things under control again. I will not use the pop abbreviation LOL […]

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