The Church Fathers maintain consistently that there is no repentance after death. This claim bears upon both the great question of how we shall fare after our departure from this life, as well as the more immediate question of how we ought to live now. But if the soul retains consciousness after our earthly repose, precisely what is it that makes postmortem repentance … [Read more...] about Is There No Repentance after Death?
Advice to Future Priests: Be Open to Questions
St. Vladimir’s Seminary Commencement Address Delivered May 19, 2018 By David Bradshaw Your Beatitude, Your Grace, Reverend Fathers, fellow scholars and students of Holy Orthodoxy, graduates, family and friends, It is a great pleasure to be with you on this happy occasion. Like many of you, I had heard of St. Vladimir’s through its publications and graduates … [Read more...] about Advice to Future Priests: Be Open to Questions
The Divine Liturgy as Mystical Experience
Read at a conference on “Philosophy and Mysticism,” Institute of Philosophy, Moscow, Russia, May 2014, and the first annual meeting of the Society of Orthodox Philosophers in Europe, Fulda, Germany, June 2014. Worship as the Repository of the Faith Eastern Orthodoxy holds what may appear to the non-Orthodox to be a remarkably exalted view of the status and … [Read more...] about The Divine Liturgy as Mystical Experience