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Frederica Here and Now

Interview with Nicholas Kosar on Colonel Philip Ludwell III

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Frederica Mathewes-Green interviews Nicholas Kosar about Colonel Philip Ludwell III, the first known American convert to Orthodoxy.

Kh. Frederica Mathewes-Green: This is Frederica Mathewes-Green, and I’m sitting here at Antiochian Village at the conclusion of Ancient Faith Ministries’ Writers and Podcasters Conference, which has been terrific. I’m sitting here with Nick Kosar and talking about an obscure and unknown Orthodox Christian—American, probably the first American Orthodox, whose name was… Go, Nick; take it!

Mr. Nicholas Kosar:…

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The Morning Offering

Noetic Faculty

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In the patristic tradition, the heart is the center of our self-awareness. This self-awareness is the energy of the mind inside the heart, something the holy Fathers referred to as our “noetic faculty.” There is an important distinction that must be noted concerning the difference between the Western and Eastern understandings of how we come to know God. The Scholastic approach that places emphasis on the use of logic and reason in the acquisition of the…

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Glory to God

The Wrath of God

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Fr. Stephen looks at the Orthodox understanding of the wrath of God and the patristic teaching that His wrath is nothing other than His love given to us. The wrath is our own hatred for His love. It is an understanding of the good God who loves mankind.

What shall we make of the wrath of God? We have this quote from the Gospel of St. Luke. We read:

And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, Christ steadfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem, and sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would go to Jerusalem. And when his disciples…

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The Morning Offering

Noetic Faculty

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In the patristic tradition, the heart is the center of our self-awareness. This self-awareness is the energy of the mind inside the heart, something the holy Fathers referred to as our “noetic faculty.” There is an important distinction that must be noted concerning the difference between the Western and Eastern understandings of how we come to know God. The Scholastic approach that places emphasis on the use of logic and reason in the acquisition of the…

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The Morning Offering

Noetic Faculty

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In the patristic tradition, the heart is the center of our self-awareness. This self-awareness is the energy of the mind inside the heart, something the holy Fathers referred to as our “noetic faculty.” There is an important distinction that must be noted concerning the difference between the Western and Eastern understandings of how we come to know God. The Scholastic approach that places emphasis on the use of logic and reason in the acquisition of the…

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