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“Philotimo is the reverent distillation of goodness,  the love shown by humble people,  from which every trace of self has been filtered out.  »

June 26th, 2020    Posted in SSCORRE!

SSCORRE! Saint Sophia Cathedral Online Resources for our Religious Edification TOPIC OF THE WEEK: “Philotimo is the reverent distillation of goodness, the love shown by humble people, from which every trace of self has been filtered out. Their hearts are full of gratitude toward God and to their fellow men, and out of spiritual sensitivity, they try to repay the slightest good which others do to them.” – Saint Paisios Adult/Family: Elder Paisios on Philotimo and Leventia“…Those who have philotimo, because they move within the heavenly sphere of doxology, joyfully […]

Becoming Personal »

June 26th, 2020    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Stephen Freeman, August 1, 2015  “Person” is among the most difficult words in the classical Christian vocabulary. It is difficult on the one hand because the word has a common meaning in modern parlance that is not the same meaning as its classical one. And it is difficult on the other hand even when all of its later meanings and associations are stripped away – because what it seeks to […]

Christ and Nothing (Part IV) »

June 25th, 2020    Posted in Daily Meditations

By David Bentley Hart, October 2003 The word “nihilism” has a complex history in modern philosophy, but I use it in a sense largely determined by Nietzsche and Heidegger, both of whom not only diagnosed modernity as nihilism, but saw Christianity as complicit in its genesis; both it seems to me were penetratingly correct in some respects, if disastrously wrong in most, and both raised questions that we Christians ignore […]

Relics. The Saints Are Alive! »

June 24th, 2020    Posted in Daily Meditations

By Abbot Tryphon, October 19, 2019 The place of holy relics in the Orthodox Church Because of the revolution during the period of the Protestant Reformation, the veneration of the saints, came under attack, leading to the burning of the bodies of saints, depriving them of even a Christian burial, and thus leading to perhaps the worst sin of iconoclasm. We see a continuation of this iconoclasm demonstrated by our […]

Cathedral Bathroom Renovations Progress Photos »

June 23rd, 2020    Posted in In the News

We are currently renovating the Cathedral bathrooms, please see the post construction progress photos below:  MORE PICTURES COMING SOON! ‘