Friday, January 27, 2006

Christian Carnival CVI (106) is up

Actually two of my posts are there. "Loving Our Neighbor as Ourselves" and " 'The End of the Spear', gays, and Christ".

It is called the "Saint Issac of Syria Edition" . Technogypsy from the introduction:

While lacking orders like the Dominicans, Cistercian, or Franciscans, the Eastern Church does have an extensive collection of texts on the monastic life from the Saying of the Desert Fathers to the Ladder of Divine Ascent to the Philokalia (Love of the Beautiful) to the Arena. St. Benedict, being from before the schism of the churches, is considered part of this. In this wide collection of works that are both records and guides to a soul's striving for the Presence of God and the Gift of Pure Prayer, the Ascetical Homilies of St. Isaac of Syria are considered a fundamental, or maybe even the fundamental text. It has been said that "A page a day makes a monk." Today, in a world in many ways different from the silence of the Desert, St. Isaac's advice is still good, even for us who do not or can not flee the world to seek what the early Celtic Church called the green martyrdom. So this week's entries are grouped by some of the pearls from St. Isaac's work with commentary from his homilies. Since I've actually read all the posts and sometimes other stuff on the blogs, I tried to match up as best I could...and I tried not to get distracted
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2 comments:

  1. So did you find the reference to the grain of sand?

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  2. Actually, not yet.

    My work hours are such that I actually only get to read stuff on Mondays and Tuesdays.

    I am still looking forward to actually reading what was written.

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