Short Reads on August 2021

The Camel and Needle
Religion and Science, Theology

The Camel and Needle Lessons from a Russian Orthodox Scientist, Part 2

български | ქართული | ελληνικά Read Part 1: Between Darwin and Dostoevsky Freedom mattered to Theodosius Dobzhansky. He was concerned to articulate a scientific worldview in which Darwin buttressed free will, and he felt it helped answer the problem of evil (offering an early version of the “free process defense” to natural evil, similar to…

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Bulgakov’s Theological Defense of Western Religious Art
Culture and Arts, Theology

Bulgakov’s Theological Defense of Western Religious Art An Orthodox Minority Report

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română | Русский | Српски “Since the time of the Renaissance, the religious painting of the West has been one massive untruth.” So wrote Fr. Pavel Florensky in his Iconostasis, one of the most important works of 20th century Orthodox iconology. The heart of Western religious painting’s “untruth” was…

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Christian Unity Through Saints Peter and Paul
Ecumenical and Interfaith Relations

Christian Unity Through Saints Peter and Paul

български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Română |  Русский | Српски I am a Roman Catholic who loves Orthodoxy. In addition to the historical figures of Orthodoxy, more recent Orthodox Christians have had a profound influence on me. Orthodox clergy including His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop Elpidophoros, and Metropolitan Anthony Bloom have fed my spirit….

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Venerating the Transfiguration Every Day
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 Seminary days, walking into Chapel meant walking by,…

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