Do You Know About Road to Emmaus Journal?

October 14, 2011

If you’ve never heard of Road to Emmaus Journal, you should head over to their website right now to learn more about their fine work! I first met Mother Nectaria McLees (one of the journal’s main editors) about ten years ago, on one of her visits through Greece. She interviewed me and two other foreign […]

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Book Launched! Book Launch Sale! Blog Posts Launched! Papadiamandis Conference!

September 30, 2011

Book Launched It’s with great joy that I’m able to officially announce that Greece’s Dostoevsky: The Theological Vision of Alexandros Papadiamandis is now available! We’ve been hard at work promoting the book, and will continue to do so in the coming weeks. (Please tell everyone you know about it!) Book Launch Sale As you’ll notice […]

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Andrei Tarkovsky on Art and the Divine

September 11, 2011

“Art affirms all that is best in man – hope, faith, love, beauty, prayer…what he dreams of and what he hopes for… When someone who doesn’t know how to swim is thrown into the water, instinct tells his body what movements will save him. The artist, too is driven by a kind of instinct, and […]

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New Review of Ancient Christian Wisdom and Aaron Beck’s Cognitive Therapy

August 31, 2011

As some of you may remember, I was very involved in helping Father Alexis Trader promote his new book, Ancient Christian Wisdom and Aaron Beck’s Cognitive Therapy. I just became aware of another review of his book, posted on the Eighth Day Books blog. From the review: [I]t may be one of the most solid […]

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“Because most people thirst for spiritual teaching, while those who are qualified and responsible do not undertake any provision for the care of this need…”

August 25, 2011

“Because most people thirst for spiritual teaching, while those who are qualified and responsible do not undertake any provision for the care of this need,…it follows that many pious and well-disposed people become deluded, in good faith, hearing the Christian word wherever it may resound, even though it may be adulterated.”

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“Like Dostoevsky, Papadiamandis looked deep into the human soul…”

August 18, 2011

“Like Dostoevsky, Papadiamandis looked deep into the human soul and found that its beauty and nobility depend not on the power of its intellect, or on the intensity of its desire, but on its genuine relationship with God.” – Hieromonk Alexis (Trader)  

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“_Greece’s Dostoevsky_ [is] far more than a description of theological teachings contained within the literature of an important writer in modern Greece…”

August 17, 2011

“…Greece’s Dostoevsky [is] far more than a description of theological teachings contained within the literature of an important writer in modern Greece. It is a catechism. In fact, it is not only a catechism for those who know little about Orthodox liturgy and faith — it can also act as a compass for those who […]

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“The theology hidden in Papadiamandis works is, in the final analysis, one of the Transfiguration…”

August 15, 2011

“The theology hidden in Papadiamandis works is, in the final analysis, one of the Transfiguration, depicting the transformation of a group of people into the body of Christ, and of the simple piety of the humble and rejected into liturgy, spiritual glory, and truth.” – Dr. Anestis Keselopoulos

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“[Worship] is the goal of life…”

August 11, 2011

“[Worship] is the goal of life, and, if we reach it, we do not need anything else to attain the sought for joy.” —Saint Nicholas Kavasilas, On the Life in Christ    

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“As for myself, as long as I live and breathe and am of sound mind…”

August 10, 2011

“As for myself, as long as I live and breathe and am of sound mind, I won’t cease, especially during these brightest days [of Bright Week], to continuously chant in the worship of my Christ, to lovingly describe nature, and to paint with affection the genuine Greek traditions.” – Alexandros Papadiamandis

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