God’s lack of experience


The ceiling of the Orthodox cathedral in Denver is a massive gold dome which arches from the ground, all the way up more than a dozen stories.  At its peak is this image of God as Jesus Pantocratpr surrounded by the saints and angels wrapping all the way down to...

Blog the first- on mindfullness


We western humans notice the speed with which we live our lives when we slow down a bit in summer months.  On vacation, I notice that my driving improves, my calls to friends are longer and richly textured and my time with my dog Kai allows for Kai to express...

Stillness


Dostoevsky twice mentions St. Isaac the Syrian in The Brother Karamazov and Christopher Columbus’ son took a translation of his homilies when traveling with his father as a companion. Outside of Orthodox Church circles, few know of him or his writings on Stillness and the spiritual life. A friend of...

The scent of God on my breath


We had a great time in the Diocesan House Chapel of the Holy Angels today for our weekly Eucharist. It was the transferred feast of Andrei Rublev, monk and iconographer, so we opened a box of rose scented Turkish Delight so that the chapel was filled with the fragrance of...

mortal translation from life to life


I am beginning to noodle around with thoughts and designs for my next exhibit of clay art. I have been thinking and working on it for a year now and having settled the theology with my friend James Reho – Chaplain to General Seminary, I am ready to begin the...