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Autumn at the Monastery

Please feel free to peruse these latest photos of the beautiful land surrounding our monastic home as the leaves change color and begin to fall. God’s blessings to you as we look forward to the upcoming …

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On Intellect & Heart

I am sure, for most of you, in your discussions and reading about Orthodox theology all of you have at one point or another come upon that podcast or article warning you not to be “too …

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Knowing the Shepherd

To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice.” (John 10:3) The story of Christ The Good Shepherd is well known to us. It is also, unfortunately, well known to us how non-Orthodox traditions …

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The Blindness of Adam

As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth.” (John 9:1) The details of this story are, of course, well known to us. However, there are layers of symbolism here worth exploring. From the outset …

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Polyeleos (Ps 135 LXX)

Before we continue with our symbolic mapping of the man born blind, and because we are delving deeper into the Genesis creation narrative, let us shift our focus to that creation narrative. We are going to …

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Separation of the Waters

Having just discussed the healing of the blind man as symbolic map of the first day of creation, let us return to the blind man, him washing his face, and this as continuation of the creation …

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Light for the Blind Man

The following is an excerpt from our affiliated blog, Orthodox Theology of the Beautiful. Feel free to click the Read Post button for the original post. In the beginning the earth was formless and void. This is …

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