by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon As we considered recently, the Church Fathers placed Psalm 23 (Hebrew 24) in the scene of the Lord's Ascension. The dialogue in this psalm ("Who is this King of glory?), they believed, involved the angels who guarded the gates of heaven. Indeed, Saint Irenaeus, in the … [Read more...]
Do You Wish To Be Happy?
by St. John Chrysostom Do you wish to be happy? Do you want to know how to spend the day truly blessed? I offer you a drink that is spiritual. This is not a drink for drunkenness that would cut off even meaningful speech. This does not cause us to babble. It does not disturb our vision. Here it … [Read more...]
Jesus and the Psalms
by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon In my next book which I (along with my publisher) hope will be finished soon, I will argue that Jesus learned the meaning of the biblical prophecies in his life of prayerful intimacy with the Father. The prayer of Christ is inseparable from the being of Christ. In … [Read more...]
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