Tag: Annunciation

The Christmas Glow of “God with Us”
Liturgical Life, Theology

The Christmas Glow of “God with Us”

All this took place to fulfill what had been said by the Lord through the prophet: “Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him “Emmanuel,” which means, “God is with us.”—Matt. 1:22-23 May the Lord bless you with peace, and good will, and joy. From Matthew’s Gospel: “Now, the…

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Woman of Peace, Temple of War
Culture and Arts, Religion and Politics

Woman of Peace, Temple of War

The Main Cathedral of the Russian Armed Forces was sprinkled with holy water by Patriarch Kirill in 2020, but that does not mean it is holy. It has forsaken the elegant curves of a traditional Russian dome to deliberately resemble nuclear missiles (which Russian priests have cheerily blessed). The classic two-dimensional apse mosaic of Christ…

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Why the Incarnation Is Rational
Theology

Why the Incarnation Is Rational Reflections on the Feast of the Annunciation

It is the Annunciation, the Euaggelismos, the Announcing of the Good News to Mary that she will bear the Christ child whom she will name Jesus; the day of the Incarnation, the day God became human in the form of a man. We celebrate this story on March 25th. Our Orthodox tradition very much affirms…

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