The Divine

A few weeks ago a friend of mine in England, a very fine spiritual writer and blogger, wrote a short reflection that struck me at the time and I feel I should share it here after my own earlier post today on the Trinity. He has posted many poems and reflections inspired by Rublev's famous …

Trinity is not a number

The feast of Epiphany in the western churches celebrates the visit of the Magi to the new-born Jesus. Hence, it is celebrated as the revelation of Jesus to the nations. In the Orthodox Church it’s celebrated as the Baptism of Jesus Christ. Theophany = the revelation of God. The revelation of God as Trinity.  Baptism …

A Truly Unique Messiah

An amazing video of Handel's Messiah from Canada. It's abbreviated, only 50% of the entire score, but what amazing interpretations in many languages in this Canadian production. Canada is proud of its diversity and what better way to celebrate diversity than with this unique performance of this echt example of Baroque sacred music. I'm proud …

God in a Cave

As I mentioned in a post yesterday, Orthodox icons show the birth of Christ taking place in a cave. I was surprised to come upon a fascinating passage G. K. Chesterton wrote about 100 years ago. Here it is in an abridged version published on the Plough website, one of my favorite places on the Internet …