Blog posts of '2021' 'December'

God's Cosmic Relation and Our Agency

Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Comments (0)

 

Kevin J.N Hughes

Lately, we have been exploring the Ladder of Divine Ascent, and striving to show how lay Christians can understand and climb the ladder even as the monks do. So far, we have seen a triage to gauge our starting point on this climb, discerning the various places from which a per...

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Where's My Joy This Christmas Season?

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Comments (2)

Sheryle Hughes

“And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger.” Luke 2:7a

For so many, the Christmas season is very special time. Memories all the way from childhood cast a warm, cinnamon-scented blanket over December. Twinkling lights, cook...

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Theotokos of the Burning Bush

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 Comments (0)

 

Kevin J.N. Hughes

 

We have been discussing prayer a lot lately, and that is no accident. Prayer is essential to the Christian life. It is through prayer that we come to know and love God. No relationship can be built except if it is built through communication. Therefore, prayer is essential...

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Following Those Who have Climbed Before Us

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Comments (0)

Kevin J.N. Hughes

A couple of weeks ago, we learned that and how we can triage our spiritual starting point as we embark on our climb of the Ladder of Divine Ascent. If you haven’t read that article yet, and would like to, feel free to follow the link at the bottom of this page. In the meantime, ...

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The Morning Prayer of St. Philaret of Moscow

Monday, December 13, 2021 Comments (0)

 

Kevin J.N. Hughes

 

Saint Philaret of Moscow is a deeply important figure and one who bears our emulation. In his life he was called upon to shepherd the Church in Russia during a time of great turmoil and political upheaval. As a result of external factors, people were very unhappy, and Phil...

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Response to Allan Ruhl on Orthodoxy

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 Comments (0)

Kevin J.N. Hughes

Response to Allan Ruhl’s Why I am not Eastern Orthodox Allan’s article is here:

https://onepeterfive.com/why-not-eastern-orthodox/?fbclid=IwAR3YH16rvH_dFL7dvbGbhTBmP1c9gcG4ne-lX9r5yLetDazyU7kR1MNuOLY 

 

         This article was sent to me by a dear friend of mine after a mut...

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A Prayer Rule for Busy People

Monday, December 6, 2021 Comments (0)

 

Kevin J.N. Hughes

 

Saint Seraphim of Sarov is one of the great Russian ascetics, mystics, and just all-around a man worthy of emulation by all Christians. He was famous for his great joy in all things, and was known to greet all who came to him with a cheerful, “Christ is risen my joy!” As h...

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Climbing the Ladder: Triage

Thursday, December 2, 2021 Comments (0)

Kevin J.N Hughes

"Our God and King is good, ultra-good and all-good (it is best to begin with God in writing to the servants of God). Of the rational beings created by Him and honoured with the dignity of free-will, some are His friends, others are His true servants, some are worthless, some are ...

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