Cultural Studies (31)
SAINTS AND SISTERHOOD: THE LIVES OF 48 HOLY WOMEN: A MENOLOGION OR MONTH-BY-MONTH LISTING AND STUDY OF WOMEN SAINTS ON THE ORTHODOX CALENDAR
Orthodoxy`s pantheon of women saints offers a highroad to the long and illustrious history of women`s sacrifices and contributions to the Church. The feast days of women saints are listed day-by-day for each month. Four women saints are selected each month for an extensive biography by the author, a noted hagiographer. The book has twelve chapters, one for each month of the year. All told, there are 48 fascinating lives of women saints.
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This well-written book brings to our attention the intolerable conditions under which Palestinian Christians and others live in the Holy Land. The author, a noted Orthodox writer who lives there, describes vividly the inhuman conditions she experiences. The chapters literally bring tears to one`s eyes. Her experiences foster awareness of the dramatically diminishing Christian presence in the land where the faith began. The author serves as a witness as she tries to bring to light the truth of what is happening and to change people`s minds and hearts.
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If the aim of our life is to reach divine life, this means that every moment has extremely great significance; every aspect of our life needs to be treated with wisdom. Human wisdom, though, is not enough for life according to the commandments of Christ; without Christ we cannot accomplish anything divine. God offers us His very life, but we are forever His creatures, and this means practically, that the question for us all — not only for spiritual fathers — is to ask God about what to do, what to say, and how to express what we say. In the upbringing of children, a knowledge of child psychology, or even a fine intuition about one`s own children will not lead to eternal being unless we also invite divine grace by prayer.
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For Paul Evdokimov, the conjugal union of man and woman in marriage is an image of God in Trinity — a relationship of persons united in love, thus realizing their one nature. But, since the Fall, only Christ can truly reconcile man and woman and bring about the harmony of Eros and the person. The sacrament of marriage regulates the communion between man and wife in all its sacramental fullness. True love is fruitful, but this fruitfulness is not only expressed through children; in can also be manifested through hospitality, through service, and sometimes through a common creation.
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