Medicine for Condemnation

Let’s look at the 45th chapter of the work of St. Nikodemos of the Holy Mountain, Unseen Warfare, which speaks of condemning others. Condemnation is a very pleasant occupation for us. However, we must pay attention to this problem, because condemnation is a manifestation of our egotism. If we mercilessly and severely judge our brothers,…

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Today’s culture wars . . .

Today’s culture wars are framed as a contest between Left & Right, but it’s about epistemology more than politics. On one side we have those who value evidence and reason, and on the other we have those who lay claim to knowledge via emotion and drama. Claire Lehmann @clairlemon …and the culture wars are present…

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In the Consubstantial, Undivided Holy Trinity . . .

“In the consubstantial, undivided Holy Trinity, there are three distinct ‘aspects’ of Being: The Hypostasis (Person), the Essence (Nature), and the Energy (Act). Despite the absolute simplicity and non-compositeness of the Divine Being, each of these three ‘aspects’ remains no less absolutely irreducible to the others. Neither does the identity between the Hypostasis and the…

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