Christ is in Our Mists

Christ is in Our Mists

As a graduate student specializing in western medieval mysticism, I became most interested in the fourteenth-century English visionary, Julian of Norwich. A recluse who had a near-death experience, Julian was the first woman to compose a book in English. In her book, A Showing of God’s Love (sometimes referred to...

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ANTIOCH PATRIARCHATE: Speech of His Beatitude John X at Enthronement

ANTIOCH PATRIARCHATE: Speech of His Beatitude John X at Enthronement

The Enthronement of His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph took place at St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral in Brooklyn, New York. He was enthroned by Patriarch John X of Antioch and All the East, who traveled to New York from Syria for the occasion. Following is the address given by Patriarch John...

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Conversations with Abba Isaac: Kung Fu and the Way of the Ant

Conversations with Abba Isaac: Kung Fu and the Way of the Ant

As was the case with many young men who grew up during the 80’s and 90’s, I went through a period of deep fascination with Kung-Fu movies.  There was something intrinsically appealing about a story where a young man could spend a few days with a Kung-Fu master or read...

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