Tag: Gospels

Why Are These Saints Hugging?<span class='secondary-title'>Meditating on the Feast of Saints Peter and Paul</span>
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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A Jesus-Shaped Conscience
Christian Practice

A Jesus-Shaped Conscience

“Conscientious Objector.” That epitaph might aptly be placed on the life’s work of Jim Forest (1941-2022), the founder of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship and a prolific author. For decades he was a friend and co-laborer of some of the leading voices of Christian conscience in the United States, including Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, and Daniel…

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