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The Latin Tradition on the Punishment of Purgatory 19 Jul 2013 | 01:42 pm

Not surprisingly, the internet lost its mind on Wednesday (Jul. 17, 2013) when news spread that Pope Francis of Old Rome was offering plenary indulgences for those who faithfully followed the events o...

What is an Idol? What is Idolatry? 18 Jul 2013 | 06:46 am

Introduction I recently completed not only a lengthy article but also a 5-part podcast series for Ancient Faith Radio on the history of icons in the Church. These were done in response to an article c...

The Encyclical of Saint Mark, Bishop of Ephesus (ca. A.D. 1440) 17 Jul 2013 | 07:29 am

To All Orthodox Christians On the Mainland and in the Islands. From Mark, Bishop of the Metropolis of Ephesus. Rejoice in Christ! 1. To those who have ensnared us in an evil captivity and desire to le...

Check Out My New Podcast Series on Ancient Faith Radio 11 Jul 2013 | 06:15 am

My somewhat lengthy, written response to The Calvinist International on the subject of iconography in the Church has now been recorded as a podcast for Ancient Faith Radio. A special thanks to Bobby a...

Slowing Down 11 Jul 2013 | 01:32 am

“And he told them a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1, RSV2CE). What does it mean for Christians to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17)? Is this a...

Blessed Art Thou Among Women: A Reflection on Marian Devotion 10 Jul 2013 | 05:38 am

Because of you [Mary] the holy Trinity is glorified and adored; the cross is called precious and is venerated throughout the world; the heavens exult; the angels and archangels make merry; demons are ...

The Dog-Headed Icon of Saint Christopher 9 Jul 2013 | 01:29 am

Orthodox artisan and iconographer Jonathan Pageau has an excellent new study on the Orthodox Arts Journal regarding the infamous “dog-headed” icon of Saint Christopher. Christopher is a saint that has...

Temple Worship as “Works of the Law” 3 Jul 2013 | 08:36 pm

I have written before on some possible interpretations for the apostle Paul’s usage of “works of the law” (or “works of the Torah”) in his epistles to both the Galatians and the Romans. Rather than vi...

The Canon and Notes in the Protestant Bible of Geneva 2 Jul 2013 | 08:36 pm

During the reign of “Bloody Mary” in 1553, a number of influential, Calvinist leaders fled England and settled in the town of Geneva, Switzerland. Geneva became a center of Protestant theology and sch...

Orthodox Field Guide: A Guide to the Field Guide 2 Jul 2013 | 11:04 am

What is the Orthodox Church? And why a field guide? Put simply: she is the world’s oldest Church, and as such, she has matured and grown over time in her daily practices and liturgical expression, so ...

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