Can Palamism and Thomism be Reconciled?

March 18, 2021 0 Comments

On the Second Sunday of Great Lent the Melkite Church we honor the Holy Relics and liturgically commemorate Saint Gregory Palamas. This presentation is really a conversation between a Catholic apologist Matt Fradd and Dominican friar currently working on his doctorate in Rome, Father Peter Totleben, O.P. Father Peter has a keen interest in Eastern …

Experiencing Deification in Lent

March 18, 2021 0 Comments

The Sheptytsky Institute in Toronto does some marvelous things to push back the boundaries of ignorance. Recently, the Institute hosted a conversation entitled, “The Experience of Deification in the Lenten Liturgies” with Fr. Khaled Anatolios, University of Notre Dame and the Institute’s executive director, Fr. Alexander Laschuk. Eastern Christians typically speak of salvation as deification. …

Sunday of Our Father John Climacus

March 11, 2021 0 Comments

The fourth Sunday of Great Lent is dedicated to our Father among the saints, John Climacus (ca. 579 – 649). With this commemoration we mark the the halfway point of the Great Lent. How is the Fast and prayer and works of charity going for you? honor our Holy Father St. John Climacus, also known …

Dying to Sin

March 10, 2021 0 Comments

Here is the three part presentation given by Deacon Thomas Moses for God With Us Online. Moses serves as a deacon at Our Lady of the Cedars Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Manchester, NH. “Dying to Sin: The First Steps in Askesis” has a set of downloads for further reading and 3 videos.

Sunday of the Holy Cross

March 7, 2021 0 Comments

Fr. Alexander Schmemann provides this wonderful reflection for the Third Sunday of the Great Fast: The Veneration of the Cross At the Vigil on that day, after the Great Doxology, the Cross is brought in a solemn procession to the center of the church and remains there for the entire week – with a special …

Resources for the Sunday of the Holy Sunday

March 4, 2021 0 Comments

When, then, you make the sign of the cross on the forehead, arm yourself with a saintly boldness, and reinstall your soul in its old liberty; for you are not ignorant that the cross is a prize beyond all price. Consider what is the price given for your ransom, and you will never more be …

The Reality of the Flood

March 4, 2021 0 Comments

Did the flood happen? As described in the book of Genesis, in its details it is impossible. All the species of the world could not be contained in one boat the size of the ark, nor indeed, the food needed for them to survive over a hundred days (the time of the flood and its …