The Philosophers

I absolutely love this painting.  It’s just two people walking in a pastoral setting, but there is so much there to see.  It was painted in 1917, in the midst of the ongoing turmoil of the Bolshevik Revolution that would result in one of these men being exiled...

The Start (and End) of Something

“Love all God’s creation, the whole and each grain of sand in it. Love every leaf, every ray of God’s light! Love the animals, love the plants, love everything. If you love everything, you will perceive the divine mystery in things.”

Vichnaya Pamyat (+Fr. Tom Hopko, +3/18/2015)

 “Looking forward!”Those were the last words of the last messageYou left on my voicemail.We were making plans for lunchAnd what a lunch.Syrian food from Mary’sDairy Queen to top it offYou were so happy.And so was IYou shared so many storiesOf...

Prussia or Jesusalem (OK… Cappadocia)?

  When you love someone you love them not only despite their fragility but also, because of it.  They wouldn’t be who they were if they weren’t fragile and limited in their particular way. When you have a sick kid it’s like, oh my God how can...

A reading list from David Bentley Hart

Distilled from the blog, “A Theologian’s Library”.  The message is addressed to contributor Ben Davis.  Get it here: https://theologianslibrary.com/2015/11/21/an-email-from-david-bentley-hart/ You could buy these books from Amazon, in written or...