Tag: St. Kassiani

Anticipating Kassia’s Cosmic Hymn
Culture and Arts, Liturgical Life

Anticipating Kassia’s Cosmic Hymn

by V.K. McCarty | български | ქართული | ελληνικά | Русский | Српски In preparing to participate in the services leading to Pascha, a memorable element of the Liturgy for many of the faithful is the Hymn of St. Kassia (ca.810-ca. 865 CE), “Lord, the Woman Fallen into Many Sins.” It is remembered as a…

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St. Kassia and the Mary Magdalene Complex
Church History, Women in the Church

St. Kassia and the Mary Magdalene Complex

It seems to me, we live in Kassiani times. Holy Week is approaching and with it the singing of the sticheron on the sinful woman, followed shortly by the Holy Saturday kanon, which is at least partly by the same poet. But not only that: just a couple of years ago, the English singer-songwriter Frank…

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Who Are You When You Feel Liturgically?
Liturgical Life, Theology

Who Are You When You Feel Liturgically?

by Andrew Mellas | Ελληνικά What is emotion? Do emotions have a history? Who has emotion? Are emotions innate? These questions are far more complex than they might seem. Indeed, in recent years, scholars have explored how emotions were understood and enacted throughout history, investigated how emotional discourses acted as drivers of cultural and political…

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St. Kassiani, Sex Workers, and FOSTA-SESTA
Gender and Sexuality, Women in the Church

St. Kassiani, Sex Workers, and FOSTA-SESTA

This is not an essay 1) advocating sex work or 2) denying the need for repentance. This is an essay asking us to reconsider how we treat sex workers. If there is one thing that even the most theologically illiterate can accurately remember about the life of Christ, it is that he hung around with a questionable crowd:…

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