Tag: Death

God, Evil, and COVID-19
Theology

God, Evil, and COVID-19

by Paul Gavrilyuk | ελληνικά Our current pandemic has brought us face-to-face with the reality of human mortality, our susceptibility to disease and death. We no longer confront death in the abstract: its long hand has reached out to our communities and, in some cases, even touched our families. In our big extended family called…

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The Value of Nothing: Lessons from COVID-19 on Silence and Stillness
Christian Practice

The Value of Nothing: Lessons from COVID-19 on Silence and Stillness

by Rev. Dr. John Chryssavgis | ελληνικά | ру́сский  I’ve always admired the early monks and nuns of the desert literature. Not because they discovered ways of escaping the reality of paying taxes. Not only because their words were inspirational and their prayer transformative. And not primarily because they withstood the power of the empire…

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The Resurrection of Christ
Theology

The Resurrection of Christ

by Petros Vassiliadis  |  ελληνικά What is the reason for defining the event of the Resurrection of Christ as “Radiant”—“Lampri”? And what makes the faithful exclaim in the words of Saint John Damascene: “This is the day of resurrection, let us be radiant O people: Pascha, the Lord’s Pascha. For Christ our God has passed…

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Is Christian Theology Possible Without the Fall?
Theology

Is Christian Theology Possible Without the Fall?

by Paul Ladouceur Over the centuries the notion of a fall of humanity from a state of primeval bliss and communion with God has been, faute de mieux, a convenient theological coat-rack to hang such important Christian doctrines as the origin of evil and death, original sin, human moral weakness, the Incarnation of Christ and…

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Joy Reconsidered
Theology

Joy Reconsidered

by George N. Petrovich Humanity is a joyful being. This is not a simple desire, but a very normal human condition. Joy shares one divine characteristic in that it seeks to endure and to never run out. That which defines those captured moments within is the undying sense to exist in the same way that…

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