Praying “in a normal voice”

I don’t know who reads this blog. Jurisdictionaly speaking, that is. Judging from the comments it’s a mix, a little of everything.  And so, for some, having the prayers during the services read sotto voce is the preferred practice, the only true way of doing things. I was forwarded this link, an Encyclical Letter OnContinue reading “Praying “in a normal voice””

The Tree of Foolishness

More thoughts on Zacchaeus. In a sermon delivered by Fr. Richard Demetrius Andrews, posted on OrthodoxyToday, he writes the following: …While Zacchaeus’ climbing is seen by some as positive, others see it differently. Fr. Paul Tarazi asserts that Zacchaeus represents someone who tries to see or apprehend God through his/her own effort. He notes thatContinue reading “The Tree of Foolishness”

Thirty-third Sunday after Pentecost (or, the Sunday of Zacchaeus)

Someone had once said, “He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.” We hear in this morning’s gospel about a man who didn’t make excuses.  He wasn’t a very good man. He was a tax collector, and like most tax collectors in his day, he wasn’t very honest. But whenContinue reading “Thirty-third Sunday after Pentecost (or, the Sunday of Zacchaeus)”