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Scripture, the Gospel, Orthodoxy and Evangelism MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - July 22, 2015 ... significance for the Church, which claims to be orthodox. It is with the meaning of "orthodox" as "right belief," however, that I am going to be concerned here. If one cannot defend the principle of orthodoxy, as right belief, in Christianity (that which the orthodox Churches claim for themselves), then the other issues, concerning ecclesial self-designation and relationship to other ecclesial bodies, become arbitrary and meaningless. But what is this ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/07/scripture-gospel-orthodoxy-and.html
The Catholic Chaldean Patriarch Offers to Step Down in Favour of a United Church of the East Which Would Be Independent MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - July 14, 2015 Chaldean Patriarch gambles on re-establishing "Church of the East" Louis Raphael suggests ditching the heads of the three ecclesial communities that derive from this ancient institution, so that they may enter into communion once again and deal with emergencies together Gianni Valente Rome 25 June 2015 http://vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/world-news/detail/articolo/sako-41976/ He didn't shout it about but the proposal made by Patriarch Louis Raphael, Primate of the ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/07/chaldean-patriarch-gambles-on-re.html
"Missionaries of the Ordinary" THE WORD FOR THE WORLD - July 11, 2015 ... ecclesial because it is also the responsibility of the community to bring the message of Jesus to the world. In sending the Twelve Jesus empowered them with divine authority over the evil one. The mission was not about themselves! Deep within, they were given the inner strength and divine force to carry out the mission. If may sound a little bit odd to hear Jesus summoning them with instructions that may not appeal practical at all, at least in the present ...http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/KJEIY/~3/x6th2MjR_tU/missionaries-od-ordinary.html
The Beauty of Holiness, a Homily by the Archbishop of Canterbury; The Story of His Conversion, and Life in the Holy Spir MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - July 8, 2015 ... Orthodox and Evangelicals are truly brothers and sisters who must pray together and do as much together as possible, offering to the world the witness of our common Christian experience. At the same time, we shall have to show in this article that there is another dimension perhaps several but with a common root, to Christianity, and hence to personal conversion, that Evangelicals are unaware of, which is why there is still a serious division. There will be Catholics and Orthodox who will call ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-beauty-of-holiness-homily-by.html
A Catholic Ecumenical Voice -I : Cardinal Marc Quellet on "The Ecclesiology of Communion" MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - May 14, 2015 ... and the Church. A more individualistic Eucharistic piety developed that was centered on the real presence, despite the fact that St. Thomas Aquinas still clearly maintained à propos of the Eucharist that "the reality (res) of the sacrament is the unity of the mystical body." (8) 3. Eucharistic ecclesiology It is important to stress here that the ecclesiology of communion promoted by the Council takes its inspiration from the Eucharistic ecclesiology of the Orthodox, especially Afanassief, ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-catholic-ecumenical-voice-i-cardinal.html
A Catholic & Orthodox Ecumenical Voice: A Joint Statement: The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consulta MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - April 8, 2015 ... carefully understated words of Pope John Paul II, "the Catholic Church's conviction that in the ministry of the bishop of Rome she has preserved, in fidelity to the Apostolic Tradition and the faith of the Fathers, the visible sign and guarantor of unity, constitutes a difficulty for most other Christians, whose memory is marked by certain painful recollections" (Ut Unum Sint 88). 3. Divergent Histories. The historical roots of this difference in vision go back many centuries. Episcopal and ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/04/a-catholic-orthodox-ecumenical-voice.html