Tag : theosis

Written on Mar, 26, 2017 by in | Leave a comment

Purgation, iIllumination, and theosis are all given to us, as they were to the disciples, at once. And this why, to return to today’s epistle, we are able to look to Jesus Christ as an “anchor … sure and steadfast.”

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Written on Oct, 06, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

Sunday, October 4, 2015: Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost & Second Sunday of Luke Hieromartyr Hierotheos, bishop of Athens; Hieromartyr Peter of Capitolia in Syria; Martyrs Domnina and her daughters of Syria; Gurios, first archbishop of Kazan and Barsanouphios, bishop of Tver; and Martyrs Stephen (Stiljanovich) and Elizabeth of Serbia Epistle: 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 Gospel: Luke 6:31-36 “But I say to …

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Written on Aug, 17, 2015 by in | Leave a comment

We can understand something of the Kingdom of God by looking at everyday experience. To be sure, everyday life isn’t sufficient—we are always dependent on divine grace poured out in the sacraments, the Scriptures and Holy Tradition—but we ought not make the perfect the enemy of the good. And an understanding and obedience to the “laws of nature and nature’s God” dependent not on revelation but reason is a good, if imperfect, thing.

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