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Gladsome Light Dialogues - An Orthodox Blog
  1. Like through a mirror dimmly
    mirrorLent is upon us and as we start cleaning our fridges of the food that we feasted upon until this point, we also start a much deeper interior cleaning of our inner being to prepare our souls for the joy of the Resurrection of our Lord. Every year though, Lent looms over as a...
  2. Both Now and Ever…
    JanusThe first of January is the beginning of the New Year, and in the same time the end of the old one.  The Romans named this month January based on Janus, one of their pagan deities, the god of all beginning and all ends. He was represented with two heads, one old, one young, looking in...
  3. The Narthex as a Dynamic Place of Transformation
    narthexThe icon of the Fest of Transfiguration, which we celebrate on August 6th, is a beautiful metaphor for the union and the reconciliation that Christ brings between the Old and the New Testament. In this icon we see Christ in the Uncreated Light, flanked on...
  4. Child Versus Gorilla – How To Live Together For The Kingdom
    Icon-of-creation The recent child versus gorilla controversy has brought up an older moral question about the status of human life versus animal life. When one is faced with the decision of saving a human life endangered by an animal life,...
  5. Beauty‚ Mystery‚ and Divine Magnetism: a Conversion Story
    Come and Seeby Daniel Bishop I often hear stories from people I’ve met along the way about the path that lead them to Orthodoxy. More often than not, these stories involve books by particular authors or saints whose writings made an influence on their...

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