Dr. Nicole Roccas
Dr. Nicole Roccas is an editor and writer and a lecturer at the Orthodox School of Theology at Trinity College (University of Toronto). She is the author and producer of Time Eternal, an Ancient Faith podcast and blog that sojourns time, eternity, and the faith in between. Her forthcoming book, Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present in Faith and Life (Ancient Faith Publishing, 2017), explores the relationship between human perceptions of time and the spiritual sickness of acedia. She has her PhD in History from the University of Cincinnati.
When not plumbing the depths of temporal existence, she enjoys knitting, hiking, reading, teaching, and talking to people. For more information about her editorial services, visit her website The Writer's Loom.
AFP publications include: Time and Despondency: Regaining the Present in Faith and Life.
(Re)Reading Rilke on the Way to Lent
Feb 21, 2017
I am praying again, Awesome One. . . . It’s here in all the pieces of my shame that now I find myself again. I yearn to belong to something, to be contained in an all-embracing mind that sees…
Despondency, Beauty, and Activism
Feb 03, 2017
Last week, my husband forwarded a video to me called Ακτιβισμός και ακηδία. My Greek is just good enough to understand the title–Activism and Acedia–but not good enough…
Meeting Vulnerability in the Presentation of Our Lord
Jan 31, 2017
February 2, the Presentation of our Lord, the marks the next of the twelve major feast days on the Church calendar. It’s a time we commemorate the Jewish ceremony of the redemption of the firstborn…
Announcing my book: Time and Despondency!
Jan 27, 2017
So, this came in the mail last week. I guess that means it’s official… I’m writing a book! Actually, to be more specific, I’ve been writing a book–my deadline is now only…