The Bridge of Diamond

The Bridge of Diamond

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware of Diokleia ‘Thou hast brought us into being out of nothing’ (The Liturgy of St John Chrysostom). How are we to understand God’s relation to the world he has created? What is meant by this phrase ‘out of nothing’, ex nihilo? Why, indeed did God create at...

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Daily Reading for Saint Savinos

Daily Reading for Saint Savinos

Listen to the daily readings for March 16, 2016, according to the calendar of the Orthodox Christian Church. For Vespers – Genesis 1:24-2:3 And God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.” And...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Agapius

Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Agapius

  March 15, 2016 For Vespers – Genesis 1:14-23 And God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to separate the day from the night; and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years, and let them be lights in the...

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Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Benedict

Listen to the Daily Reading for Saint Benedict

March 14, 2016 For Vespers – Genesis 1:1-13 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters. And God said,...

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Our Nature and Original Sin

Our Nature and Original Sin

    Why would God put a tree in the center of a garden and then tell Adam and Even not to touch it?  Listen as Fr. Chris speaks with Dr. Justin Jackson, Associate Professor of English at Hillsdale College, and  the main teacher and organizer of the St Macrina...

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The Sixth Day of Creation: The Fashioning of Man

The Sixth Day of Creation: The Fashioning of Man

THE SIXTH DAY OF CREATION: THE FASHIONING OF MAN Wednesday, Lent Week I Presanctified Liturgy: Gen. 1:24-2:3; Prov. 2:1-22 1. On the first Wednesday of Lent, we rehearse the sixth day of creation. We catch a glimpse of our beginning, and discern a sign of that path we must follow,...

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