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Joy of all the Sorrowful - Mays Landing, NJ (f. 1966)

Glory to God for All Things

Orthodox Christianity, Culture and Religion, Making the Journey of Faith
Glory to God for All Things
  1. Temporarily – No Comment
    God willing, the content of this blog will be migrated to its new site, starting sometime after midnight (here in East Coast America). I have been asked to make no changes during that period (it could be as much as 24 hours). Accordingly, I am turning off comments for that time. They’ll be turned back […]
  2. Life in a Sacramental World
    At the ordination of a priest, the consecrated Body of Christ is placed in his hands. He is told to “Guard this!” until the coming of Christ. It is a very solemn moment – the beginning of a lifetime in which a man’s relationship to bread will never be the same. It is also something […]
  3. The Day the Earth Stood Still
    Orthodox Christians (New Calendar) commemorate the death (Dormition) of the Virgin Mary today. For those for whom such feasts are foreign, it is easy to misunderstand what the Orthodox are about – and to assume that this is simply a feast to Mary because we like that sort of thing. Flippant attitudes fail to perceive […]
  4. The Sacrament of the Heart
    Scholars of the New Testament occasionally conjecture about what is termed the ipsissima verba of Christ, the “very words themselves.” It is a term for those sayings that are considered historically authentic beyond question. One saying which in my opinion belongs to such a category are the so-called “words of institution” (“this is my body…this […]
  5. Blog Debut Coming
    Within the next few days, the revision of Glory to God for All Things will be appearing. There will be some details that will be worked out after it first goes on line – thus I ask for patience ahead of time. I also offer my deepest thanks to those who have made this possible. […]

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