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”

Stuff and whatnot on classes

I’m in an unusual position. For those who know me, back in Berkeley, when you would find me reading (very often at table 311 in the Panini section of Jupiter!) you would find me reading something that could generally be considered “Orthodox seminary fare.” My reading matter of choice is, in roughly descending interest: Bible,Continue reading “Stuff and whatnot on classes”