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The Morning Offering

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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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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The Morning Offering

Noetic Faculty

Episode date:
Transcript published:

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

Episode date:
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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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The Morning Offering

The New Holocaust

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The New Holocaust.

“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).

Washington, Oregon, New York, and California allow for the killing of newborn infants. Calling it late-term abortion, it is in reality the murder of newly born children. That the United States has lowered the moral and spiritual level to allow the holocaust…

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The Morning Offering

Venerating the Holy Virgin

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Venerating the Holy Virgin

As far as we know, the earliest known prayer to the holy Virgin is known as “Beneath Thy Compassion.” The earliest text to this hymn was found in a Christmas Liturgy of the third century. It is written in Greek and dates to approximately 250 A.D.

In 1917, the John Rylands Library in Manchester acquired a large panel of the Egyptian papyrus, including an 18 cm by 9.4 cm fragment containing the text of this prayer in Greek.…

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The Morning Offering

Our Guardian Angel

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Our guardian angel

According to St. John Climacus, in his Ladder of Divine Ascent, when we feel sweetness or compunction at some word of our prayer, we should dwell on it, for then our guardian angel is praying with us. This angel, who is always with us, becomes distressed and indignant when, without being constrained by some necessity, we deprive ourselves of the ministration of the holy mysteries and of reception of holy Communion. The hour the priest…

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