Orthodox Church of the Mother of God

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Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick

Neither polemic nor compromise, but engagement
Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick
  1. Does the Book of Joshua Justify Abortion?

    Sometimes, God makes decisions that really are for the good of everyone involved that, if we made them, would almost certainly not be. But we’re not God, and we don’t know jack.

    An Ancient Faith Blog

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  2. Are There Wrong Reasons to Become Orthodox? Yes.

    Someone who comes to the door of the Church is indeed asked to give everything up in order to become one with Christ. It is not expected of him that he will instantly be able to shed all of his baggage of sin and worldly attachments. But it is expected that he will commit to repentance.

    An Ancient Faith Blog

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  3. Arise, O God! Great and Holy Saturday

    Why put these resurrectional themes into a psalm about judging the gods, about putting the fallen angels in their place and working justice upon them? It is because the whole cosmic narrative of the Scripture is about the war begun by these fallen ones against God.

    An Ancient Faith Blog

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  4. Exorcism, Faithfulness, Prayer and Fasting

    The targeted demonic attacks we experience especially in this holy season are real, and we can spot them because of how they are so specifically designed to pull us away from participating in it. But these things do indeed come out by prayer and fasting.

    An Ancient Faith Blog

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  5. Eating With (and Without) the Prodigal

    You will be in communion with something, even pigs, even demons. There is no neutral space. You have to eat.

    An Ancient Faith Blog

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