Monthly Archives: February 2012

Augustine X – XIII

Time for a Poem When reading Augustine I was, I was not writing notes. “Recall I will my favorite spot On which to blog and post.” I said these word too trusting Of my memory so frail; Augustine therefore, was … Continue reading

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St. Augustine – Confessions I – VI

Two things to be said about St. Augustine. To the Light Blessed St. Augustine’s life was filled with strife, yet he rose up.  He has touched many lives through his writings; he has served as an example of 180-degree repentance.  Some … Continue reading

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Confessions VII-IX

Mercy, Wisdom “My God, in my thanksgiving I want to recall and confess your mercies over me.”* —————————————————————————— Dear Christ, help us remember You are a forgiving God Who heals Our hearts thirst for your mercy, and would be uncreated … Continue reading

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Chrysostom’s Homilies on 1 Corinthians

Holy Breath As the wonderful Presbytera Dr. Eugenia Constantinou put it tonight, St. John Chrysostom “breathed the Gospel.”  The saint addressed St. Paul’s confession of love (1 Cor. 13) with numerous biblical examples.  Joseph, who was desired by the feisty Egyptian woman was … Continue reading

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Chrysostom’s On Marriage and Family Life

Call for Us, Poor in Spirit “Those who marry will have worldly troubles,” Taught the great and wondrous saint, John Chrysostom, by name, who loved And chose to be honest to his audience. ————————————————————– “So when you are going to … Continue reading

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Philippians & Colossians

Circumcised: less focus.  Uncircumscribed: More Focus “Is it a ‘small-t-tradition,’ or a ‘big-T-Tradition?’” goes the familiar saying of Fr. Jon Braun–likely said and heard by others within the Orthodox Church.  St. Paul seems to take the stance of circumcision being a … Continue reading

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Galatians & Ephesians

In the beginning Paul spoke, He spoke the name of Christ. Why did he choose to start this way? To remind the Galatians of WHY we live! Paul urged them to “Walk in the Spirit, And you shall not fulfill … Continue reading

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