Sunday of John Climacus

Sunday of John Climacus

Fr. Steven Ritter continues his reflections on the Sunday readings of Lent, this week reflecting on Hebrews 6:13-20 and Mark 9:17-31. St. Paul’s Letter to the Hebrews 6:13-20 Brethern, when God made a promise to Abraham, since he had no one greater by whom to swear, he swore to himself,...

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Me, My “Selfie,” and I

Me, My “Selfie,” and I

“They say—and I am willing to believe it—that it is difficult to know yourself—but it isn’t easy to paint yourself either.” Vincent van Gogh, letter to his brother, September 1889 The self-portrait genre has been around from the very beginning of art. It was used to identify the artist, when...

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Vandalism at a Sacred Site in Constantinople

Vandalism at a Sacred Site in Constantinople

On Sunday, March 23, 2014 at noon, a number of young vandals invaded the courtyard and the chapel of Agia Paraskevi, the site of a Sacred Spring (Agiasma), outside the Byzantine walls near the Monastery of Baloukli. For at least five hours, according to the testimony of the church sacristan...

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La Gran Cuaresma

La Gran Cuaresma

En este episodio de Vengan a Recibir la Luz, los presentadores Padre Aristidis Arizi y Padre David Wooten abordan el tema de la Gran Cuaresma: ¿De qué consiste? ¿De dónde viene? ¿Para qué sirve en la vida del creyente hoy en día? Tres himnos cuaresmales, cantados por el coro de...

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