Oh dear...... why o why do Americans pronounce "Basil" thus "Baezul"???? The Greek is so not like this! The 'a' is an 'alpha' NOT an 'elipsion'...... The correct pronounciation is with a short 'a' like in 'apple'.
Anyway, Basil the Great and Gregory of Nazianzos are shining stars in the firmanent of Holy Friendship. May we take example from them and forge healthy relations with our fellows.
Cannoli, Shouldn’t you be working on a resolution for the New Year!
Give it a rest already, Gregory and leave me alone.
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Obviously, you have nothing substantive to add to this thread so you simply take this opporunity to malign me. If you can't speak to the video that was uploaded (and I don't think you can) then you ought to keep your ignorant mouth shut and … [More]
@Cannoli: Since I am not a theologian, I cannot really answer that. To paraphrase the V. Pope John Paul II, it is a "miracle" that the Catholic Church still exists after 2000 years, with all its flaws...
Do you find it all puzzling that Fr. James here and others like him use such sweet flowery language when referring to the Orthodox Church eg. we are not fully united but very close----the 2 lungs of the church and we are to breathe with both lungs. Yet, when the subject of the SSPX is brought up, neo-Catholics join in and are united in the most vicious castigation of the Society which, indeed, is also “very close” and even closer to us than the Orthodox Church.
DAILY PRAYER WITH REGNUM CHRISTI I CAME, I SAW AND I WAS CONQUERED January 2, 2011 Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord Matthew 2:1-12 When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, "Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage." When King Herod heard this, he was greatly troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. Assembling all the chief priests and the scribes of … [More]
(329-379) Basil was on his way to becoming a famous teacher when he decided to begin a religious life of gospel poverty. After studying various modes of religious life, he founded what was probably the first monastery in Asia Minor. He is to monks of the East what St. Benedict is to the West, and his principles influence Eastern monasticism today. He was ordained a priest, assisted the archbishop of Caesarea (now southeastern Turkey), and ultimately became archbishop himself, in spite of … [More]