H/T: Christianity.com (here) The year 1492 is most often associated with Columbus and his discovery of America. But another event of tragic proportions developed that year. It gave the world the Sephardic Jews (so called because Sepharadh was a region of Spain where many Jews had settled). By 1492, Spain, under Ferdinand and Isabella hadContinue reading “Today in History”
H/T: On Earth As in Heaven (here) Question: You mention an Eighth and a Ninth Ecumenical Council, but I thought there were only Seven Ecumenical Councils recognised by Orthodox Christians. What’s the story? Answer: It is sometimes stated that Orthodox Christians only recognise seven Ecumenical Councils (Synods). That number arose in Russia under Jesuit influences.Continue reading “The 8th and 9th Ecumenical Councils”
H/T: Salt of the Earth (here) “Fire and water do not mix, neither can you mix judgment of others with the desire to repent. If a man commits a sin before you at the very moment of his death, pass no judgment, because the judgment of God is hidden from men. It has happened thatContinue reading “Judging and Repenting”
Icon of the Theotokos that St. Mary of Egypt faced when she couldn’t enter the Church of the Resurrection on the Feast of the Holy Cross in Jerusalem.
“Now this phrase ‘before the ages’ is highly significant, because the ages and time are not the same. The Fathers make a distinction between the ages and time, even though they do not know modern physics. In physics, time as understood in the past no longer exists. In the past, time was measured by theContinue reading “Unto the ages of ages”