On comprehension

Are progressives our equals in orthodoxy?



For a while, there will be no further posting here. Many thanks to faithful readers. Yesterday, with 21 visitors and 36 views, was the best day of our run. The latest article was even "liked" twice by unfamiliar readers; I'm interested to know how they even found us, if they're willing to comment. We've averaged … Continue reading Hiatus

On Literary Criticism

One of my best professors taught women's studies. She understood that feminism was only one way of interpreting the world, and she was interested in whether we could use  it's vocabulary and arguments correctly, not in our adopting that perspective. Once, I wrote a feminist essay on the Canterbury Tales. Based on these lines "No … Continue reading On Literary Criticism

Meditation on tradition: A satire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYIxTQ1nvDI Nothing is more ridiculous than the traditions of the Church. If you’re surprised to read that from a Christian source, don’t be. We know best! Churches have traditions because they like old things. Old things connect us to the past, where modern people find answers for the future. Traditions are also, to borrow a … Continue reading Meditation on tradition: A satire

Saints and Holy Ones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hBMc9s8oDWE   It has come to my attention in the past that Orthodox converts have taken pride in referring to the saints as "Holy Ones" instead of saints. Thus, St. John is "Holy John," St. Paul is "Holy Paul" and St. Augustine is a heretic. Yet "Saint" in fact means "holy one," and is an … Continue reading Saints and Holy Ones