Thursday, August 11, 2022

The Timelessness of Worship

This past Monday during our Oblate conference call our presenter talked about anamnesis - or a rememberance. I wish we had a transcript available of these conference calls, because I am terrible at taking notes, and my memory don't member good. It was a very good presentation, and we even got a link that covered some of what was presented. What follows are my thoughts on the subject.

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

On Donatism - Or Are Other Sacraments Valid?

 I was chatting on Facebook the other day in one of the plethora of Orthodox groups that I am in. A person asked for patristic quotes that the sacraments outside of the Church were not valid. I pulled some quick quotes from my favorite Early Church Father, St. Ignatius, and expected a priest to maybe weigh in if I were reading things wrong.

Friday, May 27, 2022

The Classical Pronunication of Latin

This will not necessarily be a scholarly post on the Classical pronunciation of Latin, but rather a complaint with explanations of the Classical pronunciation.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Another Quick Update

 After not posting for the majority of Lent and this past month, I wanted to give a quick update on things.

Monday, April 11, 2022

Update Update Update

For the past little while I was feeling rather unwell. It was hard to wake up in the mornings, and then I was taking constant naps throughout the day. I know something was going on because even taking multiple two hour naps (or longer) I was still sleeping through the night just fine.

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Pearl Hunting

I woke up this morning feeling much better than I have in a while. No aching back, no stiff neck, no lingering migraine. It actually felt good to wake up this morning. I'm not going to go bouncing around doing cartwheels and such - but I do feel better than I have for a while. This in no way ties in to what I'm about to write below, but I wanted to give y'all an update on how I am. Anyway, on to the post.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

On Timeliness

I realized that I made a mistake with my dating yesterday and posted the reading from the Prologue from March 20th instead of the 21st. Indeed, it seems that with my migraine I was unable to keep up with what date it was. So I apologize to any of my readers who were confused by me posting yesterday - the 21st of March - a reading for the 20th of March. I was getting caught back up on my readings this yesterday and this morning, which is why this post is just a tad later than I typically like to post. Anyway, we are back to the Rule of St. Benedict for this one. Chapter 43:1-12