• VK McCarty

    VK McCarty

    Anglican Theologian and Lecturer at General Theological Seminary

    V.K. McCarty is an Anglican theologian who leads retreats, lectures at General Theological Seminary, and contributes to the Institute for Studies in Eastern Christianity. She is the former Acquisitions Librarian at General Theological Seminary from which she graduated. She is the author of From Their Lips: Voices of Early Christian Women (Gorgias, 2021) and preaches at St. Gregory the Theologian Eastern Orthodox Church and St. Paul’s Carroll St., both in New York City. Further published work includes: “Wisdom from the Desert for Spiritual Directors,” in Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction v.18, no.3, “In the Glow of Archangel Light” for Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, Long Island, and “Beauty for the Rest of Us: Re-considering Gregory of Nyssa’s On Virginity,” in The Concept of Beauty in Patristic and Byzantine Theology (Theotokos Press).

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Christian Practice

Why Are These Saints Hugging?
Meditating on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul

When you hear Jesus teach his Gospel message in Matthew 11:27-30, it has all the seeds of a classic spiritual master imparting wisdom to those he loves—just like the Russian Staretsy of old, the great Orthodox Jesus-elders from the nineteenth century—but this is Jesus himself. We hear a loving invitation, one of the most celebrated...
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Culture and Arts, Liturgical Life

Encountering the Mandylion Icon of Christ

“The indescribable glory of His face was changing through grace”—Menaion for August. Since the feast-day of the Mandylion Ikon of Christ, memories of encountering it have been galvanizing my prayer, recalling an extraordinary encounter meeting it on pilgrimage many years ago. The Mandylion Ico... Read more.
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Liturgical Life, Theology

Venerating the Transfiguration Every Day

You were transfigured on the mountain, O Christ God,revealing Your glory to Your disciples as far as they could bear it. Let Your everlasting Light also shine upon us sinners.Through the prayers of the Theotokos,O Giver of Light, glory to You! (Troparion for Transfiguration—Tone 7) During my Semin... Read more.
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Liturgical Life, Theology

The Gospel of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost

by V. K. McCarty | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски “When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place.And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind. . .”* The Pentecost fe... Read more.
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