Blog posts tagged with 'orthodox'

Apostolic Succession, and the Preservation of Integrity

Tuesday, February 8, 2022 Comments (0)

 

One way the early Christians protected the integrity and unity of the Church is through Apostolic Succession.”

-Rev. Fr. Michael Shanbour, Know the Faith pg. 35-36

 

Sometimes Roman Catholic apologists have used the phrase, “Sola Scriptura is a recipe for anarchy.” And in recent years, Orth...

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Rosaries and Prayer Ropes in Tradition

Thursday, February 3, 2022 Comments (0)

 

Kevin J. N. Hughes

 

Today I want to talk about something that I think should be ecumenical and help in bridging the gap between East and West. Now, I realize that there are some very serious obstacles in both theology and piety when it comes to unity between East and West. I am not trying to...

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Never Jaded by Knowledge

Tuesday, February 1, 2022 Comments (0)

 

Kevin J.N. Hughes

 

A People of true and good sense, who have intellectually gathered that knowledge which gives life, are never jaded by the sacred sciences. Indeed it is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” (Matthew 4:4 Deuteron...

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Saintly Sketches: Saint Anthony the Great

Monday, January 31, 2022 Comments (0)
           
 
           Yesterday we celebrated the feast of one of my favorite saints. Saint Anthony the Great.
Anthony was one of the first monks and is considered thr father of all monastics. He went out to the desert to try to pray alone, apart from the hustle and bustle of the city. O...
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The Translation of the Relics of St. Ignatius of Antioch

Saturday, January 29, 2022 Comments (0)

 

Kevin J.N Hughes

 

Today I want to start a new series of reflections on saints of the day. I won’t be the only one contributing as hopefully all of the owners and even some of the employees will be able to join the fun.

For today, our feast is the Translation of the Relics of St. Ignatius of...

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The Weight of Conversion

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Comments (0)

 

Kevin J.N. Hughes

 

I really enjoy a podcast called Gospel Simplicity. This is a very honest, open, sincere, and edifying podcast by an evangelical protestant theologian named Austin Suggs. I really like Austin as a presenter, and I really appreciate his mission to share the gospel in a way t...

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Shaking off The Burden

Thursday, January 20, 2022 Comments (0)

 

All who have willingly left the things of the world, have certainly done so either for the sake of the future Kingdom, or because of the multitude of their sins, or for love of God. If they were not moved by any of these reasons their withdrawal from the world was unreasonable. But God who sets...

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Mortals Imitating Immortality

Thursday, January 13, 2022 Comments (0)

 

Kevin J.N. Hughes

 

The irreligious man is a mortal being with a rational nature, who of his own free will turns his back on life and thinks of his own Maker, the ever-existent, as non-existent. The lawless man is one who holds the law of God after his own depraved fashion, and thinks to comb...

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The Spirituality of Loneliness

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 Comments (0)

 

Kevin J.N. Hughes

 

As I write this, my wife and I just had a very wonderful long weekend together, and got some much needed rest together. While we were on holiday we returned to a favorite past-time of ours, namely, we watched a few different movies. Interestingly, two of the movies we watc...

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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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