Biblical Defense of Icons — The Soul of the East

By: Jay Dyer The standard charge of classical Protestantism is that the Orthodoxy is “idolatrous” because of the tradition of reverencing icons, images, relics and shrines. If Orthodoxy thought these sacramental conduits of grace were magical idols, that would be a valid charge. In fact, as I have argued with both Islamic and Jewish thinkers, […]

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46 Years

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Not Returning Evil for Evil: Simone Weil’s Advice in Troubled Times — Eclectic Orthodoxy

“She had loved, seen, sought and adored” — Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

VATICAN CITY — As reported yesterday, to coincide with the feast of Mary Magdalene instituted by Pope Francis on June 3, Cardinal Robert Sarah has written an essay on the liturgical feast which shall appear in the Friday, July 22 Italian edition of the Vatican newspaper, L’ Osservatore Romano. In his reflection, the Prefect for the Congregation for Divine Worship…

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What’s the oldest continuously operating library in the world? St. Catherine’s Monastery of Sinai — Aleteia.org – Worldwide Catholic Network Sharing Faith Resources for those seeking Truth – Aleteia.org

Considered one of the oldest Christian monasteries in the world still in operation, the Monastery of Saint Catherine in Sinai is home to more than two centuries of history — and more than that of legend. Tradition claims, for example, that the main altar of the monastery is built on the spot where the Burning Bush…

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NASA captures enormous aurora on the largest planet in the solar system — TechCrunch

John Meyendorff and God’s Assumption of Fallen Humanity — Eclectic Orthodoxy

In his various essays and books, Fr John Meyendorff frequently speaks of the Incarnation in terms of God’s assumption of “fallen humanity.” As we asked in our previous post on Met Kallistos Ware, so we ask now of Meyendorff: What does the adjective “fallen” add to our understanding of the Incarnation? If we deleted the […]

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