by St. Augustine of HippoWe heard, as the Gospel was read, the story of the great vision in which the Lord showed himself to three disciples, Peter and John and James.“His face shone like the sun”– this means the splendor of the Gospel.“His clothes became as white as snow”– that is to say, the … [Read more...]
On Pulpit Freedom
by Abbot TryphonThe necessity of a pastor's freedom to preachThe adoption of the Johnson Amendment in 1954 was the moment the Internal Revenue Service was given the power to dictate what could and could not be preached from American pulpits. With the threat of fines, or even losing tax exempt status … [Read more...]
What Did Jews Identify the Gospel With?
by Fr. Patrick Henry ReardonThe very notion of the "Gospel," the Evangelion, lies so deep in Christian memory that it takes on a tautological quality, as it were: The Gospel is the Gospel. The "idea" of it is so integral to what we mean by "Christian" that the two concepts can hardly be dissected. … [Read more...]
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