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Bridging, not widening

We Orthodox Christians hear again and again our our services that God is good and loves mankind. But doesn’t every Christian group believe that? I very much doubt that they believe it in the same way — the way illustrated … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday, 4/13/14

It just so happens that some of the best things I read Saturday were politically oriented. The most important thing I did was renew my soul prescription. Continue reading

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“Auricular confession”

One of my blind spots as a Protestant was the need for formal confession, which we dismissed as “auricular confession” and considered a patent superstition and absurdity. “Who needs a priest to confess?!” A nice, simple explanation of why we … Continue reading

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