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In the book of Exodus, the Lord instructs Moses that when a woman’s first-born child is a boy, a special sacrifice is given. Actually, this applies not only to human beings but to animals as well. The men were dedicated to God (but redeemed), the animals were all to...

Music Review: Transatlantic – Kaleidoscope

The fourth album from the progressive rock supergroup Transatlantic is well worth the wait.  The record has many of the standard features you’d expect from prog rock giants: songs lasting more than 20 minutes, complex and shifting time and key signatures,...

Therapy of Spiritual Illnesses

This is not an easy read, for many reasons. It is saturated with citations from the first twelve-hundred years of the Church and beyond. Each page has voluminous citations and footnotes. By the time you are done you will have been exposed to the teachings of hundreds...
January 28, Saint Isaac the Syrian

January 28, Saint Isaac the Syrian

On the day of his feast… What is a merciful heart? It is a heart on fire for the whole of creation, for humanity, for the birds, for the animals, for demons, and for all that exists. By the recollection of them the eyes of a merciful person pour forth tears in...