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Four Hundred Texts on Love (Third Century) 38

77.  A man endures suffering either for the love of God, or for hope of reward, or for fear of punishment, or for fear of men, or because of his nature, or for pleasure, or for gain, or out of self-esteem, or from necessity. The mere fact that we suffer means little. It’s important to […]

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15 Authors

I don’t often participate in the blogging lists in which you are tagged and tag others in turn. I guess it’s just not my thing. However, Fr. Christian Mathis (how cool a moniker for priest is Fr. Christian?) tagged me for this one and I have to confess the topic intrigues me. 15 Authors (meme) […]

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Saturday Evening Blog Post – August Edition

For this month’s edition of the Saturday Evening Blog Post, hosted by Elizabeth Esther, I’m breaking the rules and choosing several of my short reflections on some of St. Maximos the Confessor’s Texts on Love. (The texts are also called his Centuries on Love since he wrote four hundred of them.) There were several in […]

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Four Hundred Texts on Love 1

The first work in the philokalia by St. Maximos the Confessor is his Four Hundred Texts on Love, probably written fairly early in his life. In this series, I plan to reflect on some of those texts. I don’t really have a specific set in mind, though I don’t plan to comment on every single […]

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