A chance to chat, and some more event news
Indeed He is risen! Joyous feast to you!
Indeed! He is risen! In deed, let us not forget the gravity of those two words. This is real! I love the image of dancing chandeliers, dancing lights! Twinkling stars and dancing fireflies fill my dome! I know why I am Orthodox, it is so beautiful and so thoughtful.
One more time, with feeling, in Latin!
London talks look interesting - is there a reduced price for Abbey subscribers as well as Unherd ones?
He is risen!...
If one considers the internet to be the beautiful daughters of men and one considers mathematical algorithms or AI to be the sons of God then are we about to see Nephilim on the Earth again?...Gen6:1-4... last time it got so bad God decided to bring a flood... just wondering for a friend...😉
Just spent a few days cycling / camping on the wild west of Ireland. Beautiful in so many ways. A Bright week. Blessings to all.
Adevărat a înviat!
Indeed He is risen! Got home from our Paschal vigil and after-party at 6AM on Sunday morning 😅
Alithos anesti, to all! Today, on Bright Monday, I think back to the Apostles, and those gathered around them, terrified in the upper room, confused and distraught that their hope, Jesus Christ, was dead and gone and that the entire mission of Christ was fast tumbling down around them. Christ appears suddenly and says, "Peace be with you. Receive the Holy Spirit." The darkness is enveloping us quicker and quicker, but the Light is still with us.
I’m going to the Academy 2023 in Bedfordshire in July organised by Ideasmatter.org.uk and the topic this year is “ What happened to the Future?” The Academy explores the history, philosophy, literature and sociology of our current moment. Topics such as ‘ the apocalyptic imagination, from religion to XR’ and transhumanism. On the suggested reading list is “ Martin Hagglund “ This Life. Why Mortality makes us free”. I’ve only got half way through but I find his arguments for secular faith electrifying. ( I’m probably one of the minority of subscribers who is not a Christian) but I’d love to know what others think of this work?
This is beautiful. I feel like I need an anecdote for western Christianity and culture.
On that note, I'd like to explore the Orthodox church that is near me, but I don't know if it's the kind of place where I can just drop in. I've gone to nondenominational Christian churches since I graduated high school (grew up United Methodist otherwise), and I've reached a breaking point here.
I'd love to hear from anyone who has experienced coming to the Orthodox church from some other church background. I know Paul's story, of course, but I'd love to know more about the details of how you make that first step and how the church generally receives people like me.
He is risen indeed! We haven't seen His hands and side, yet we have faith in this reality.
Indeed! He is risen! Glory to God!
Adevărat a înviat!
Love that when it all gets too much...we all spend time together with a brewed something and perhaps sing!
Have watched a number of videos with Paul but would still greatly appreciate a 1-or-2 sentence definition of these two terms:
- The Machine
- The Divine
Thanks in advance.
He's risen, indeed! Bright Week? I like the sound of that....I am a mere Catholic (with a strong lean to Orthodoxy) and dancing chandeliers are far too wild for Catholics ;o)
Having watched that beautiful short film on St Cuthbert (by Oliver Murray) conjured up odd snippets of memories of childhood filled with big skies and swirling lights that enveloped me, a marvellous freedom that I could not have conceptualised at the time.... but the world was both of this world and not of this world at the same time. Did that really happen? .... With an inexplicable joy in my heart, I send my warm greetings to you all!