Archive for April, 2011

Chrysostom’s Easter Homily

Sunday, April 24th, 2011

If anyone is devout and a lover of God, let them enjoy this beautiful and radiant festival. If anyone is a grateful servant, let them, rejoicing, enter into the joy of his Lord. If anyone has wearied themselves in fasting, let them now receive recompense. If anyone has labored from the first hour, let them […]


Saturday, April 23rd, 2011

The priest who gave the homily at the Maundy Thursday service brought our attention to the provocative fact that the service will not have a closing benediction, as the service will not not end until Easter, three days later. Instead of receiving the closing benediction, we were dismissed for an intermission that lasted until the […]

Penance and the Guarani

Friday, April 15th, 2011

The following is a developed version of an email I sent to my friend, Kevin Bardon, who wanted me to respond to an article he sent to me about penance ******* Kevin, I have been attending a fellowship group at Saint James, primarily comprised of young adults, and last week we watched The Mission, which […]

The Wall

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Theocratus: On the other side of this wall is everything you truly need, blessing without limit, and unspeakable joy. Catachumen: How do I get in, as it’s far too tall to climb, its foundation is far too deep, and it stretches in both directions as far as the eye can see? Theocratus: ——-

Start From The Right Place

Friday, April 8th, 2011

Theocratus: Now that you have been given a clear picture of where you need to go, don’t forget to start from the right place. Catachumen: Where’s that? Theocratus: I’m not going to tell you.

Take the Bible Out of Their Hands

Thursday, April 7th, 2011

I just got a hold of The Moral Vision of the New Testament, a text I am considering for a theological ethics class that I have the opportunity to teach next semester. As is often the case in my relationship to a new text, I read through the introduction, scanned the table of contents in […]

Bureau of Emotional Retardation

Monday, April 4th, 2011

Bureau of Emotional Retardation 201 Independence Avenue Washington, DC 20540 Dear Mister Velez, As you know we have been conducting a decade long campaign to identify the most emotionally retarded individuals according to age category, with each age category being grouped by five year spans beginning with 20-25 year olds, and working consecutively to the […]

Killing Initiative

Friday, April 1st, 2011

While reading a post on how aphorisms tempt us to short circuit genuine analysis of the subjects they address, I came across a comment about how liberal policies are a premiere example of good intentions paving the road to hell. In this comment the commenter stated: While intending to ease the plight of the underclass, […]