by St. Basil the Great “It is by His energies that we say we know our God; we do not assert that we can come near to the essence itself, for His energeia descend to us, but His essence remains unapproachable.” (St. Basil's Epistle 234 (ad Amphilochium), P.G., XXXII, 869 AB. Cf. … [Read more...]
Does the Orthodox Church have a Pope?
by St. Nikolai Velimorivich Well, oh yes! It has its own Pope, greater than all popes and patriarch in the world. It has had and will have from the beginning to the end of the ages. This is the same pope invoked by all Christ’s Apostles, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of wisdom and reason, the Spirit … [Read more...]
Homily on Thanksgiving
In anticipation of national Thanksgiving Day in the US, and the homilies which must be written and preached this coming Sunday, we offer wisdom from St. Basil, aptly called 'The Great.' by St. Basil the Great 1. You have heard the words of the Apostle, in which he addresses the Thessalonians, … [Read more...]
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