Jul 19 – St Macrina the Younger (330-19 Jul 379 AD) – sister of Sts Gregory of Nyssa, Basil the Great & Gregory Nazianzus

Her father arranged for her to marry but her fiancé died before the wedding. After having been betrothed to her fiancé, Macrina did not believe it was appropriate to marry another man, but saw Christ as her eternal bridegroom.  Instead, she devoted herself to her religion, becoming a nun. When all her siblings had grown, … Continue reading Jul 19 – St Macrina the Younger (330-19 Jul 379 AD) – sister of Sts Gregory of Nyssa, Basil the Great & Gregory Nazianzus

Hopeful Universalism? – St Macrina the Younger (330 – 19 Jul 379 AD) – sister of Sts Gregory of Nyssa & Basil the Great

-by Rt. Rev., Matthew Gunter, 8th Bishop of the Diocese of Fond du Lac, the Episcopal Church in Northeast WI “Today is the feast day of Macrina (330-379), older sister and theological/spiritual mentor of Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nyssa, two of the most formative theologians and leaders of the early Church. Both of … Continue reading Hopeful Universalism? – St Macrina the Younger (330 – 19 Jul 379 AD) – sister of Sts Gregory of Nyssa & Basil the Great

The Creed: Credo in unum Deum & St Gregory of Nyssa, (335-395 AD), Father of the Church

“This Creed is the treasure of our soul.” –St. Ambrose Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem, I believe in one God, the Father Almighty, factorem cœli et terrae, visibilium omnium et invisibilium. Creator of heaven and earth, of all things seen and unseen. Et in unum Dominum, Jesum Christum, And in one Lord, Jesus Christ, Filium … Continue reading The Creed: Credo in unum Deum & St Gregory of Nyssa, (335-395 AD), Father of the Church

Theosis θέωσις, “Partakers in the divine nature” – 2 Peter 1:4

-by Carl Olson, Carl grew up in a Fundamentalist Protestant home and attended Briercrest Bible College, an Evangelical school in Saskatchewan, Canada. He and his wife, Heather, were married in 1994 and entered the Catholic Church together in 1997. Their conversion story appears in the book, Surprised By Truth 3 (Sophia Institute Press, 2002). “This … Continue reading Theosis θέωσις, “Partakers in the divine nature” – 2 Peter 1:4

Theology & Marriage

Dr. David Anders, PhD “I hoped one of us would get hit by a bus. (I didn’t care which one.)…Murder, maybe. Divorce, never.” “Thomas à Kempis, the author of The Imitation of Christ, once wrote that it is pointless to debate brilliantly about the Trinity if, by being an arrogant ass, you are displeasing to … Continue reading Theology & Marriage

Arian Evangelical discovers the Catholic Church: Part 1 of 3

-Great Champions of the Catholic Faith, fierce combatants against the heresy of Arianism, the Cappodocian Fathers: St Basil and St Gregory of Nazianzus, along with Basil’s brother St Gregory of Nyssa and St John Chrysostom, fought against Arianism. For greater detail, please click on the image. -by Mike Knapp (Mike Knapp was born in Chicago … Continue reading Arian Evangelical discovers the Catholic Church: Part 1 of 3

Protestant & Catholic: different definitions of grace

-cf Dr. Bryan Cross, PhD, was raised in the Pentecostal tradition, then became Reformed shortly after completing his bachelor’s degree in cellular and molecular biology at the University of Michigan. He then received an M.Div. from Covenant Theological Seminary. In 2003 he and his wife and two daughters became Anglican. On October 8, 2006, he … Continue reading Protestant & Catholic: different definitions of grace