Praying in the Rain:
St. Isaac, Gehenna, and Hope
Probably the most controversial teaching of St. Isaac the Syrian is his teaching on Gehenna, or hell. Homily 27 begins with the following statement and explanation of St. Isaac’s thoughts…
Antiochians - Running on Empty?
In this short commentary, Fr Joseph finds himself strapped to a chair, under bright lights, and being interrogated until he is rescued by ... Jackson Browne?
More on Dispassion
Fr. Richard explains that "suffering" is slavery to something outside ourselves, and that "dispassion" is a lack of suffering—the quality of not being enslaved to external impulses.