What is a Noetic Life?

by Fr. Stephen Freeman Eskimos really do have over 50 words for snow. In total, there are around 180 words for snow and ice. There is “aqilokoq” for “softly falling snow” and “piegnartoq” for “the snow [that is] good for driving a sled.” There is also “utuqaq,” which means, “ice that lasts year after year” and […]

Sentenced to Life

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Of the standard Greek nouns commonly translated as “life” in the New Testament, John’s Gospel uses only two: psyche and zoe. Psyche, often translated as “soul,” indicates the life or being of an individual. For example, in the sustained pastoral parable in John this is the term used when the […]

The Way Which Leads To Life

Strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leads to life, and few are those who find it. Matthew 7:13-14 Share the post “The Way Which Leads To Life” FacebookGoogle+LinkedInPinterestTwitterEmailBookmarkPrint

The Church’s Life in the Last Age

by St. Seraphim of Viritsa “There will come a time when corruption and lewdness among the youth will reach the utmost point. There will hardly be any virgin youth left. They will see their lack of punishment and will think that everything is allowable for them to satisfy their desires. God will call them, however, […]

Only Christians Can Know The Meaning Of Life

by St. Nikolai Velimirovich “Only Christians can know what the meaning of life is. Period. And the purpose is – the kingdom of heaven. The first words of Christ or the proclamation of this purpose, quote repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” His last words were, quote go into the whole world […]

Day 24: The Zygote

The topic for Sunday, December 8 – Day 24 of our 30 (40) Days of Blogging is THE ZYGOTE LIFE BEGINS AT CONCEPTION Today is the feast of the Conception of the Theotokos, yet another example of the Church celebrating human life at the instant of conception. Life. Blog it.       Day 24: […]

The Death of Christ on the Cross: The Life of Man

by Fr. Stephen Freeman Several years ago, someone wrote and asked, “Why did Christ have to die on the Cross?” It is the question that prompted this article. On September 14th (New Calendar), the Church marks the Feast of the Elevation of the Cross. It is a fitting time to ask, “Why did Christ have […]

No One Could Take His Life

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Although the Gospel of St. John does not record the Lord’s Agony in the Garden, it does include several texts that put us in mind of that scene inasmuch as they reflect the sentiments and resolution expressed by Jesus during the Synoptics’ accounts of the Agony. For example, our Lord’s […]