Music to Study New Testament Greek By

So, I’m doing a bit of studying for a New Testament Greek test while listening to the classic Stan Getz album, The Girl From Ipanema. Thanks to iTunes Match on my iPad! Very nice! Also on tonight have been Depeche Mode, Violator; Hamza el Din, Eclipse; Djivan Gasparyan, Moon Shines at Night, and some otherContinue reading “Music to Study New Testament Greek By”

More Popular Patristics Series titles

In some earlier posts (part one, part two, part three) I provided a list of the volumes of the Popular Patristics Series published by Saint Vladimir’s Seminary Press, indicating the contents and the source of the texts translated for each volume. Several more volumes have since appeared, and are described here. 43. Works On theContinue reading “More Popular Patristics Series titles”

The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian, Revised Second Edition

I have mentioned before the works of Saint Isaac the Syrian, with a special focus on those appearing in English, and in particular the first edition of the Holy Transfiguration Monastery publication of Dana Miller’s translation, The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian. The first edition was long out of print, with copies goingContinue reading “The Ascetical Homilies of Saint Isaac the Syrian, Revised Second Edition”

A New Book from Andrei Orlov

Andrei Orlov of Marquette University has published a new and very interesting looking book! Here are the details. It really does sound lke a fascinating book. Dark Mirrors Azazel and Satanael in Early Jewish Demonology Andrei A. Orlov Discusses the two most important figures in early Jewish mythologies of evil, the fallen angels Azazel andContinue reading “A New Book from Andrei Orlov”

A Private Prayer of the Rev. Blacklock

Lord, if I preferred the fine degrees Of Thy justice to the antipodes Of mercy, count it not a fault. Judgment may not with love’s vehemence assault Thy multiple mansion, yet count me, Count me among the just. Count me with those who must renounce a mind Confined By its own infinity. The pollen ofContinue reading “A Private Prayer of the Rev. Blacklock”

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow. My little horse must think it queer To stop without a farmhouse near Between the woods and frozen lake The darkest evening of the year.Continue reading “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”

Apologies and Plans

I apologize to you, readers, for not having been updating this blog for quite some time, and for even neglecting email responses. It was a surprisingly busy first semester of seminary, with more extracurricular busyness than expected. Though it’s been a wonderful experience, it’s time to get back to the grindstone and stop neglecting responsibilities.Continue reading “Apologies and Plans”

Pondering and plotting: Biblical resources tips?

Because of some classes, lately I’ve been thinking a little and would like to bounce something off of anyone who’d have some input. I’d be particularly interested in hearing from those who’ve been through a seminary or similar program, and/or those who have planned and implemented a really successful Bible Study program in their parish.Continue reading “Pondering and plotting: Biblical resources tips?”

Certainly not in Berkeley anymore

Here’s a picture from out of the window of my dorm room (affectionately referred to as a “cell”: let the reader understand!) from this morning: There was some sleet Thursday night that barely made it to the ground, and had mostly melted by morning. This was different: a steady, fluffy, snow driven by a strikinglyContinue reading “Certainly not in Berkeley anymore”