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Communion of Saints vs. Necromancy

It’s funny how you can hear something a million times, but then it just clicks later. Listening to a podcast on Ancient Faith radio on the intercession of saints, I started connecting dots … Continue reading

August 27, 2015 · 6 Comments

Distinguishing Between Worship and Veneration Part 2: The Problem of Mary

I would recommend taking a look at the previous post first, in order to get a better context for this one. In light of this understanding of imaging, icons and … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

When Angels Sing: Great Entrance and Communion Hymn for Holy Thursday (Mode Plagal IV)

I can’t say I’ve listened to many Orthodox hymns. But this is a piece from the Divine Liturgy. It’s more commonly known as the hymn sung before receiving the Eucharist. … Continue reading

August 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Distinguishing Between Worship and Veneration Part 1: Icons and Saints

Introduction This post will not be so much about the legitimacy iconography. But rather an explanation of the theology and context wherein these things are found. And the Orthodox (and … Continue reading

August 16, 2015 · 5 Comments

The Cross is the Incarnation

Originally posted on Energetic Procession:
I usually do not read Andrew Sandlin’s blog (, but I was directed to it by a Reformed friend of mine some time ago who…

August 12, 2015 · 4 Comments

The Transfiguration and Our Own Transformation

This week we celebrate the Transfiguration, where the uncreated light of Christ’s glory was revealed through his humanity. A picture of our own glorification that is to come if we … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Trinity: Distinguishing Between Nature and Person.

The distinction between nature and person is a huge part of Orthodox theology. And Christian theology in general. The Christological controversies of the Ecumenical Councils were due to trying to … Continue reading

August 8, 2015 · 2 Comments