Category Archives: theology

Paradigms, patterns, and forms.


Recently I had the pleasure of taking our kids to Legoland in Denmark. What a wonderful place it is and it beautifully expresses what seems to me to be true Platonic Realism. It is amazing how many things you can … Continue reading

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1st Sunday in September


Today, at Matins,  we begin to read the Book of Job. During the month of September the days begin to be shorter and the nights begin to be longer. The warmth of summer begins to make place for the coming cold of … Continue reading

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Plato’s dualism (i)


Plato seems to be a good place to start investigating the platonic dualism that is presumed to have invaded christian theology. We shall start with “being as form.” Being as form I am assuming that most of us that have … Continue reading

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Gesima Sundays


The three Sundays before Lent begin with Septuagesima, continue with Sexgesima, and conclude with Quinquagesima. They each put us in orbit around the theme of Easter. Septuagesima places us 70 days away from Easter, Sexagesima, 60, and Quinquagesima 50 days. … Continue reading

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Catechism XXXII ~ Thoughts for Eastertide


by St. Gregory of Nyssa What other objection is alleged by our adversaries? This; that (to take the preferable view2014) it was altogether needless that that transcendent Being should submit to the experience of death, but He might independently of … Continue reading

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Benedict’s Vision


In his Dialogues Pope St. Gregory the Great relates the story of St. Benedict seeing a remarkable vision. It follows upon his “forced” all-night meeting with his sister St. Scholastica. Benedict had been unwilling to grant Scholastica’s request to stay with … Continue reading

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Aelfric: the lives of the Saints


Aelfric of Eynsham Was a Benedictine Abbot of Eynsham in the tenth century (955 – 1010). He received his education and training in Christianity from St. Aethelwold the Bishop of Winchester. Aelfric is to a significant extent a product of … Continue reading

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