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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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The Battlefield of Beauty

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 Comments (0)

 

Kevin J.N Hughes

 

Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man. 

-Fyodor Dostoyevsky

 

One of my personal favorite literary geniuses is Fyodor Dostoyevsky. I’ve already discussed some of his work in past articles, link...

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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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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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