On Silence

Just some thoughts (PDF) recently added to the parish collection.

9 responses:

Elizabeth @ The Garden Window said...

Michael,
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for posting this, which has spoken to me so very deeply.

May God richly bless you, and Our Lady always cover you with her Protecting Veil

Michael said...

Elizabeth, what a lovely thing to say! I'm so pleased that you found it of some use. May God richly bless you and yours.

Through the prayers of the Theotokos, O Saviour, save us!

Ian said...

Michael: a wonderful article. Thank you. And what a wonderful list of articles available there: I look forward to reading them i the weeks to come.

Michael said...

Thanks, ian. I must admit that, although I format and upload them, I have't actually read all of them. For the first time today I read the one about the path of ROCOR. It repeated some of the things I knew but shed some new light on the situation for me by teaching me things I didn't know. In the midst of conflicting histories from one faction and another, it's useful to be able to just sit and read the account of somebody who remembers from having lived through much of it. This is what we should have done from the start.

I can't wait. It's only a month now. :-)

Ian said...

We are all counting down to Ascension Day, and the glorious reunion. Prayers from Down Under, and your Antiochian brothers and sisters.

Judith said...

Hi Michael,

This was a wonderful post! I really enjoy your blog!

Could you recommend a book which would teach me more about the Orthodox Church? I'm an associate of an Episcopalian contemplative order, and I think this topic has been sadly missing from my reading!

Blessings,

Judith
mysticalmidget.blogspot.com

Michael said...

Hello, Judith. Welcome! :-)

Thank you so much for your kind words. For more about the Orthodox Church, manyu recommend "The Orthodox Church" authored under the name "Timothy Ware" (later Bishop, and now Metropolitan Kallistos). It is a good read and gives a good overview of things. One that I have been reading recently is "The Truth: What every Roman Catholic should know about the Orthodox Church". While it is written with a particular aim in mind (namely, to dispel many assumptions made about the Orthodox Church from the Catholic perspective), I have found it to be an extremely useful book in realising what some of the core differences are between where I have come from and where I am now, even though I was never Catholic.

I hope those provide a good staring point for you. :-)

Pax,
Michael

Judith said...

Hi Michael,

Thanks so much for the book recommendations -- I'll certainly get my hands on the two you mention!

Blessings,

Judy

Michael said...

I hope you find them useful, Judith. Try The Book Depository. The books may7 take longer to arrive then if you were to order them from somewhere on your side of the pond but they don't charge for delivery and it may work out to be less expensive.

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