Posts about St. Gregory of Nyssa

The Children's Word

The Children’s Word: A Great Light

Have you ever watched the sun rise? Maybe you woke up very early one morning, even while it was still dark out. You might have seen how the sun started…

Jan 06, 2016
The Sounding

Metropolitan Kallistos: The Theologian’s Task Is Never Complete

In a recent ceremony, Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute for Post-Graduate Studies in Russia bestowed a doctorate honoris causa on His Eminence…

Dec 16, 2014
The Sounding

Music and Mediation in St Gregory of Nyssa’s Commentary ‘On the Inscriptions of the Psalms’

In his On the Making of Man, St Gregory of Nyssa likened the human body to a kind of musical instrument, played upon by the mind of man. In the same work,…

Aug 17, 2014
The Sounding

Piety and Reason Joined: Insights from St Gregory of Nyssa, Contra Eunomium, Book I

In his first book against the Arian heretic Eunomius of Cyzicus (d. 393), St Gregory of Nyssa (333-393) demonstrates a balanced appreciation for both the…

Aug 15, 2014
The Sounding

Seeing is Becoming: The Mirror of Contemplation in St Gregory of Nyssa’s Commentary on the Song of Songs

St. Gregory of Nyssa’s Commentary on the Song of Songs offers a profound contemplative theology in which the category of vision occupies a central…

Jun 30, 2014
The Sounding

Breaking News: Horses Cause Calendar Controversy

This Paschal season, there has been a calendar controversy that has been missed by most of the Orthodox world. This is shocking because controversy loves…

May 20, 2013