"When we stop seeing sin as rule-breaking and start seeing it as sowing chaos and discord, then our confession and our struggle stop being legalistic. This is how we begin to hate sin for its own sake and not only out of frustration."
— Deacon Silouan Philip Thompson

cleveroswins:

lotr elves + name meanings (inspired by x and x)

locusimperium:

Love all of this! :) what will your class on Christian liturgy consist of?
It’s a course at the Episcopal seminary, and it’s their foundational course on liturgy & worship — it mostly looks at the history of the liturgy, its development, and major questions today. I’m not an Episcopalian, but it was recommended to me when I expressed interest in a “history of liturgy” class.
By the way, the Orthodox priest at my school is teaching a seminar on Christian monastic movements throughout history… I’m not going to take it, but I saw it and instantly thought of at least five people I know who would love it.

Ah cool!  Fr. John McGuckin?
I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about him if so. He’s one of the reasons Union still has such a draw for me.

the-sexylosers-club:

officialpigeon:

Typing an essay due tomorrow at 3 in the morning

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never seen anything more accurate

MY LIFE.

An Orthodox View of Salvation by Steve Robinson

Brian Zahnd’s rendering: The Gospel in Chairs

Both are beautiful illustrations.

If I had a dollar everything Andrew threatened me like this.

"We are treating our planet in an inhuman, godless manner precisely because we fail to see it as a gift inherited from above. Our original sin with regard to the natural environment lies in our refusal to accept the world as a sacrament of communion, as a way of sharing with God and neighbor on a global scale. It is our humble conviction that divine and human meet in the slightest detail contained in the seamless garment of God’s creation, in the last speck of dust."
His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I
"The way we respond to the natural environment directly reflects the way we treat human beings. The willingness to exploit the environment is revealed in the willingness to permit avoidable human suffering. So the survival of the natural environment is also the survival of ourselves. When we will understand that a crime against nature is a crime against ourselves and sin against God?"
— His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I
hannaoliviaway:

I’m so thankful the good Lord created he earth the way he did. He could’ve made it ugly and boring, or he could’ve made it all the same. But he created diversity and beauty and incredible things for our eyes to behold. And it is so so good. Happy earth day, world!
hannaoliviaway:

I’m so thankful the good Lord created he earth the way he did. He could’ve made it ugly and boring, or he could’ve made it all the same. But he created diversity and beauty and incredible things for our eyes to behold. And it is so so good. Happy earth day, world!
hannaoliviaway:

I’m so thankful the good Lord created he earth the way he did. He could’ve made it ugly and boring, or he could’ve made it all the same. But he created diversity and beauty and incredible things for our eyes to behold. And it is so so good. Happy earth day, world!
hannaoliviaway:

I’m so thankful the good Lord created he earth the way he did. He could’ve made it ugly and boring, or he could’ve made it all the same. But he created diversity and beauty and incredible things for our eyes to behold. And it is so so good. Happy earth day, world!
hannaoliviaway:

I’m so thankful the good Lord created he earth the way he did. He could’ve made it ugly and boring, or he could’ve made it all the same. But he created diversity and beauty and incredible things for our eyes to behold. And it is so so good. Happy earth day, world!
hannaoliviaway:

I’m so thankful the good Lord created he earth the way he did. He could’ve made it ugly and boring, or he could’ve made it all the same. But he created diversity and beauty and incredible things for our eyes to behold. And it is so so good. Happy earth day, world!
hannaoliviaway:

I’m so thankful the good Lord created he earth the way he did. He could’ve made it ugly and boring, or he could’ve made it all the same. But he created diversity and beauty and incredible things for our eyes to behold. And it is so so good. Happy earth day, world!

hannaoliviaway:

I’m so thankful the good Lord created he earth the way he did. He could’ve made it ugly and boring, or he could’ve made it all the same. But he created diversity and beauty and incredible things for our eyes to behold. And it is so so good. Happy earth day, world!

I may or may not have downloaded this and have been playing this repeatedly.  Like, UGH. SO BEAUTIFUL. CHRISTOS ANESTI!