Friday, February 29, 2008

Derek on ‘spirituality’
Mass and office first, devotions old and new second

Practice, practice, practice
‘Folks want regular practice.’ Yes!!! The popularity of Buddhism and Islam in the United States is no fluke, I think. These are religions that are seven-days-a-week affairs which stress personal growth, communal faithfulness and responsibility and a deepening awareness of something transcendent through frequent practice. The formation programs of many Christian churches have produced two or three generations worth of people who think Christianity is basically hypocritical — act one way on Sunday and another the rest of the week — and without any kind of meaningful spiritual practices akin to Buddhist meditation or the frequent prayer practice of Islam.

I fell in love with the day-to-day nature of Eastern Orthodoxy when I studied in Russia.
Fr Chris Tessone

The five wounds

You don’t become holy by fighting evil. Let evil be. Look towards Christ and that will save you. What makes a person saintly is love — the adoration of Christ which cannot be expressed, which is beyond expression, which is beyond... And such a person attempts to undertake ascetic exercises and to do things to cause himself to suffer for the love of God.
— Elder Porphyrios

From orrologion.

RIP Dom Gérard Calvet
Late abbot of Sainte-Madeleine du Barroux: the legitimate liturgical movement reborn

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