Så er det atter december, og der skal til (for manges vedkommende) at gøres klar til Julefejring ved månedens afslutning. Og med til dette hører, at man lytter til et bestemt katalog af sange og hymner, hvor “Dejlig er jorden” også ofte medregnes, om end den vist egentlig ikke er en decideret julesalme.
“Quick,’ she said. ‘There is still time. Stop it. Stop it at once.’ ‘Stop what?’ ‘Using pity, other people’s pity, in the wrong way. We have all done it a bit on earth, you know. Pity was meant to be a spur that drives joy to help misery. But it can be used the wrong […]
“Listen to reason. Did you think joy was created to live always under that threat? Always defenceless against those who would rather be miserable than have their self-will crossed? For it was real misery. I know that now. You made yourself really wretched. That you can still do. But you can no longer communicate your […]
Metropolitan John af Pergamon
For nogle år siden oversatte jeg en tekst, som er en gengivelse af et foredrag holdt af Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) af Pergamon. Jeg har besluttet at gøre den danske oversættelse tilgængelig her.
Den oprindelige tekst kan findes på Orthodox Research Institute.
БОГ СЕ ЈАВИ! ВАИСТИНУ СЕ ЈАВИ! GOD HAS APPEARED! HE HAS APPEARED INDEED! GUD HAR VIST SIG! HAN HAR SANDELIG VIST SIG!
Theophany of our Lord, Troparion, Tone I — When Thou, O Lord, wast baptized in the Jordan,/ the worship of the Trinity was made manifest;/ for, the voice of the Father bare witness […]
Glorify Him! Troparion, Tone IV —
Thy nativity, O Christ our God, hath shone forth the light of knowledge upon the world; for therein those who worship the stars have been taught by a star to worship Thee, the Sun of righteousness, and to know Thee the Orient from on high. O Lord, glory be […]
It’s Badnji Dan, Christmas Eve, according to our orthodox calendar, and I am going to go out with my brother and friend Miša to fell the young oak for tonight.
Grant, O God, that there be health and joy in this home, that our grain and grapevines yield well, that children be born healthy to […]
Happy 2010 with the following podcast of fr. John Finley – a poetic collection of dictums of late Fr. Alexander Schmemann, all describing the orthodox vision of the Holy Eucharist, from which we draw our life:
Monastery of Meteora
The “Way of the Ascetics” is an introduction to the narrow way that leads to life. It is a simple yet profound exposition of the spiritual life taught by the Orthodox Church for two thousand years. It is a portal to the vast spiritual experience of the desert fathers, and an […]
Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos