Archive for March, 2016

Rohr: There is no sacred and profane…

“There are not sacred and profane things, places, and moments. There are only sacred and desecrated things, places, and moments— and it is we alone who desecrate them by our blindness and lack of reverence.”

Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM

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Arch. Ireini : “…encountering Christ but in a way we can’t understand…”

Archimandrite Ireini (Steenberg) – was born in the United States in 1978 .  He was head of Theology & Tutor for Graduates, University of Oxford.  In 2011 he became Founder and Dean of the Sts Cyril & Athanasius Institute for Orthodox Studies, San Francisco.

Arch. Ireini


“… being general in a Christian way—[mysticism is] encountering Christ but in a way that we can’t understand or can’t articulate.”  ~ Hieromonk Ireini (Steenberg) from a lecture on “Orthodoxy and Mysticism”, 2010.

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Rohr: “First-hand Experience”


“. . . All knowledge of God is first-hand experience.”

~  Fr. Richard Rohr, OFM, from his homily 28 Feb 2016

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St. Nikolai Velimirovich: “Our religion is founded on spiritual experience…”

Saint Nikolai Velimirovich (1881-1956) –  was a bishop in the Serbian Orthodox Church, an influential theological writer and a highly gifted orator.


“Our religion is founded on spiritual experience, seen and heard as surely as any physical fact in this world. Not theory, not philosophy, not human emotions, but experience.”

St. Nikolai Velimirovic

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