440. Do you know this remarkable modern Saint? Papa-Nicholas of Athens – Part One

Old age mind fog has caught up with me. Here it is only mid-February, and I have prepared a Post for a saint whose feast day is not till March 2, Ah well, we’ll certainly be prepared for it. Saint Nicholas Planas Introduction I love that in our Orthodox churches we have icons in all […]

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439. Saint Photios the Great, twice Patriarch of Constantinople, and not the cause of what is falsely called the Photian Schism

Commemorated on February 6 That rather complicated title above is fitting for a man who led an extremely complicated life. Poor Saint Photios. What he wanted was a scholarly, contemplative, perhaps monastic life. What he actually got was a lot of trouble. Caught up against his will into the midst of great turmoil in the […]

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429. Prophets: True and False, Old and New – Part One

  A prophet? Not. I suspect this is the popular idea of a prophet: a fortune-teller, a sooth-sayer. No. Prophets are spokesmen for God, through whom God has had all manner of things to say, often in judgment, and also often warnings about the future. Why a Post about Prophets today? 1¬†Because during December our […]

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426. Israel and the Palestinians, November 2023 – Part Two

In Part One, Post 425 we tried to grapple with the present situation in the Holy Land, Scriptural teaching about the place of the Jews and of the Christians, and ¬†concluded with asking “What should be our attitude towards the Jews?” Now let’s proceed to the next obvious question: What should our attitude be towards […]

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