Moral relativism in the medieval church: St Nicholas

Today’s the feast of St. Nicholas, the 4th-century bishop of Myra (that’s in present-day Turkey). I thought it suitable to share with you a story from the life of the saint whose name I bear (as my middle name).  There were many lives of St. Nicholas written in the Middle Ages, but Jacobus de Voragine’sContinue reading “Moral relativism in the medieval church: St Nicholas”

Tu, Doamne, însă ei…

Doamne, Tu ai spus ‘Să nu- şi caute nimeni folosul lui, ci fiecare pe al altuia’ Ei au răspuns: ‘non attrahas tibi res aliorum‘ (“nu te ocupa cu treburile celorlalți”, De Imitatione Christi) Tu ai spus că litera ucide, legea întunecă. Ei au inventat dreptul canonic Tu i-ai cerut Tatălui să îi țină în lume.Continue reading “Tu, Doamne, însă ei…”

Dintre sute de miracole care lasa malurile….

Stirile ortodoxe ale zilei merita cateva randuri. Intr-o biserica din capitala Macedoniei icoanele “au inceput sa straluceasca fara vreun motiv vadit”, informeaza agentia France Presse. Popa de acolo a afirmat ca icoanele stralucesc “ca si cand ar fi fost lustruite de o mana invizibila”. Da, e de inteles: dupa ce a creat lumea, Domnul Dumnezeu s-aContinue reading “Dintre sute de miracole care lasa malurile….”

Lead codices to shed light on the early church

They could be the earliest Christian writing in existence, surviving almost 2,000 years in a Jordanian cave. They could, just possibly, change our understanding of how Jesus was crucified and resurrected, and how Christianity was born. A group of 70 or so “books”, each with between five and 15 lead leaves bound by lead rings,Continue reading “Lead codices to shed light on the early church”