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The Phenomenon of the Orthodox Icon: A Theological Perspective. MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - March 22, 2016 ... commemorates the "Triumph of Orthodoxy" which is also known as the Week of Orthodoxy. This feast originated in the 9th century in light of the final victory of the faithful over the heresy of iconoclasm. Nowadays, this feast signifies the victory of the orthodox over all heresies, false teaching and schisms. It is a feast day of the Truth and the victory of Christ over all the weaknesses and mistakes that go against the teachings of the church. The iconoclasm heresy originated ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-phenomenon-of-orthodox-icon.html
A Catholic View on the Upcoming Council BYZANTINE, TEXAS - February 19, 2016 ... Pentin with the National Catholic Register has written an article that is head and shoulders above its contemporaries on the topic of the upcoming Council in Crete. It delves into the broader topics but also the players involved. I recommend it wholeheartedly. VATICAN CITY ( NCR ) — The historic meeting between Pope Francis and Patriarch Kirill of Moscow in Havana Feb. 12 — the first such encounter since the Russian Orthodox Church ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2016/02/a-catholic-view-on-upcoming-council.html
EXCLUSIVE: BISHOP ATHANASIUS SCHNEIDER INTERVIEW WITH RORATE CAELISSPX; Women and Foot Washing; Consecrating Russia; Ant RORATE CÆLI - February 1, 2016 ... the Church in this great time of crisis. Read the entire interview so you don't miss His Excellency's thoughts on the current status of the SSPX , women's participation in the Mass and the washing of women's feet , whether Russia was ever truly consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Summorum Pontificum and anti-pastoral bishops and much, much more. All may reprint/repost this interview -- but you must credit Rorate Caeli . Click here to follow @RorateCaeli on Twitter ...http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2016/02/exclusive-bishop-athanasius-schneider.html
Jean Vanier and L'arche (catholic) and the Sisters of Mercy in Minsk: (orthodox):the Glory of God Shining Through Broken MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - January 14, 2016 ... to be bonded together, each with our own weaknesses and strengths, because we need each other." (…) Tall and stooped, Vanier radiates the strength of a man who has fought his own inner battles and surfaced with peace. (Maclean's/September 4, 2000, p.33) Jean Vanier was born on September 10, 1928, in Geneva, Switzerland, where his father, General Georges Vanier, was on a diplomatic mission. Most of his early schooling was in England where he lived until World War II when his parents send ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2016/01/jean-vanier-and-larche-catholic-and.html