The omophorion is an integral part of the bishop’s liturgical vestment. It is by this liturgical vestment that believers recognize holy hierarchs on icons. What is the origin of this item of vestment, how is it used during worship, and what does it symbolize? Origin The omophorion (Greek: … [Read more...]
What is The Pledge?
When a priest is being ordained, the bishop hands over to him the so-called Pledge (Greek: παρακαταθήκη), a particle of the Body of Christ. This term has sometimes been used in Byzantine liturgical terminology to refer to the Holy Gifts. The priest must hold this Pledge with fear and trembling, … [Read more...]
Episode #32 – The Perfect Pattern and the Royal Priesthood
The Perfect Pattern and the Royal Priesthood January 22, 2018 In this episode, Fr. Anthony uses the image of the pattern (as found in Genesis, Isaiah, the Gospel of St. Matthew, and the Amber series of Roger Zelazny) to help explain our calling to bring the Logic of the Center to the chaos of … [Read more...]
Episode 30: Reclaiming Manliness in the Church
"Reclaiming Manliness in the Church" by Fr. Anthony Perkins Good Guys Wear Black (AFR Podcast) June 26, 2017 In this episode, Fr. Anthony and Fr. Hans Jacobse (American Orthodox Institute) lament a culture that denigrates manliness and talk about how priests (and other manly men) can help … [Read more...]
Which Professions Are Incompatible With The Priesthood?
All dioceses of the Russian Church will soon be receiving the document “Professions compatible and incompatible with the priesthood,” intended for broad discussion, writes the Church’s official site. The draft document was created by order of an inter-council commission dated January 28, 2015. To … [Read more...]
About Wearing Cassocks and Other Good Habits
About Wearing Cassocks and Other Good Habits Fr. Lawrence Farley May 27, 2016, No Other Foundation I am a great fan of the BBC series “Call the Midwife”, which features a group of Anglican sisters working among the poor in a London neighbourhood as midwives. Their order is fictional, but is … [Read more...]
Of Vocation, Callings and Such
by Fr. Milovan Katanic In his homily about how our Lord amazed His future disciples, the fishermen, with a great catch only to later promise them that they would be ‘fishers of men’, Fr. Patrick Reardon made a rather humorous comment saying, “we notice they were such good fishermen that anytime … [Read more...]
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