About disappointment in faith, what language to speak about God, a woman in the Middle Ages
“Home Prayer for the Laity,” Abbot Siluan (Mists): we continue to publish authorial collections of prayers based on the religious experience of their compiler. Perhaps they can come in handy.
“The Church of a Healthy Man,” Vladimir Berkhin: “Religion – in the normal case, not distorted by human passions – teaches awareness. That is, the habit of asking the question as often as possible: “What am I doing and why?”
“How I went through personal growth training,” Matvey Berkhin: “Now I know that the real psychology is different. What you need to be careful about the inner world and what’s most important is not to harm ”.
“So that the spiced wine of love does not turn into water,” Anna Ershova: “And what color is your spouse’s eyes?” Maybe they have changed in 10 years of marriage? How often do we look into them? ”
"The City of Golden" BG: Theology from Two to Five, "Timur Schukin:" The City of Golden "- one of the most famous songs of Russian rock – speaks with the child about the most secret and theologically important."
“Who am I to my brother?”, Roman Kirchenko: “What is this familiar to us from the pulpit“ brothers and sisters ”? Is my sister standing next to me in the queue for the Chalice, or is it a message of the same sort as “girl, pass it on the ticket” on the tram? ”
“Truth in Slavic”, Alexander Kravetsky: “Saint Cyril did not create the Cyrillic alphabet familiar to us, but the verb. Why do we say that the equal Apostles Cyril and Methodius created the Slavic alphabet when we do not use it? ”
Vladimir Shallar continues his research in the field of Christianity-sexuality-sociality: this time about why Christian marriage does not contradict Christian asceticism, but contradicts Rod; about how the basic concepts of Christian existentialism appeared at the level of marriage, eroticism, etc. Shallar also wrote about the finale of the Game of Thrones (religion and politics in the series) and about Orthodox missionary work (history, modernity, problems, methodology).
"Or or. A fragment from life ”(text and audio) – the first major work of the greatest Christian existentialist Søren Kierkegaard. Here he describes the path from the aesthetic (sensory) through the ethical to the ethical. Probably, no one in modern times wrote so penetratingly about the "subjective faith", the path to God, the most important, deepest questions of a Christian (namely, a Christian, a specific – not "Christianity"), like Kierkegaard. In addition, “Eli-or” contains the most ingenious insights into the essence of music, eroticism, marriage (“Aesthetic significance of marriage” – perhaps the best Christian apology of marriage). Also, “Eli-or” is magnificent fiction from the point of view of psychologism, irony, style, etc. (“fiction” – literally, there is not only “philosophy”, but also heroes, plot).
As you know, Orthodoxy has two sources of its creed – Scripture and Tradition. Tradition is the teaching of the holy fathers. One of the main holy fathers is John Chrysostom. In the article by Nikanor (Kudryavtsev), “The teachings of Chrysostom about wealth and its social ideal,” we can learn about the social teachings of Chrysostom – radical teachings, the doctrine of common property, the sin of private property, etc.
Audiobook “Anti-manipulation. Convincing conversations of the post-Soviet space ”Archpriest Dimitry Klimov, who became famous throughout the country for his truly gospel speech on the Cossack circle, calling on the Cossacks, and with them all the patriots of Russia, to abandon aggression in life and politics, remember Christ and learn to forgive. This YouTube video has hundreds of thousands of Today – the word of a priest-historian sounded so brightly and weightily. Along with thoughts about. Dmitry about patriotism, history, freedom and the state includes “proclamation conversations” in the book – a sincere, imaginative conversation of the author about entering the church and the beginning of spiritual life; it will be especially useful to those who believe in God “in the soul” and do not very well imagine the modern Church.
A collection of sermons by Archpriest George Mitrofanov, a well-known historian of the Russian Church and – as you will learn from this book – a wonderful preacher who brings to us the eternal meanings of the gospel, while addressing the richness of world culture, touching upon many pressing issues.
“The Church in Post-Soviet Russia: Revival, Quality of Faith, Dialogue with Society” is a collection of flocks by the famous Orthodox publicist, journalist, and long-time editor of the Journal of the Moscow Patriarchate Sergei Chapnin. This book is trying to understand the latest period in the history of the Russian Church: the stage of "church rebirth" is over, a significant part of society has serious doubts about the authority of the Russian Orthodox Church. What's next?
Evgeny Vodolazkin is not only one of the main modern Russian Christian writers (Laurel, Aviator), but also a philologist. “World History in the Literature of Ancient Rus” is one of his scientific works. Here, interesting, important things are disclosed, such as world history and the “history of salvation”, world history and national history, history as the history of the fulfillment of prophecies, relation to the miraculous, historiography and exegesis, monsters of Russian chronography, etc.
“When Easter passed. About disappointment in faith and second wind. "
Vladimir Berkhin about “right” and “wrong” religiosity.
“For a long time I was a religious person, an Orthodox Christian. Actually, even now I completely consider myself a member of the Russian Orthodox Church. I confess and partake, pray to the Crucified and Risen, and try to apply in life the ethics set forth in the New Testament.
At this meeting, I will try to briefly talk about why, despite the past, including due to the influence of religion, trauma and pain, I nevertheless consider the experience of serious religiosity extremely useful simply for life.
Even if you think that there is no God. Even if you hate church organizations and priests of all stripes. Even if you are disgusted by the ringing of bells, the sight of temples and the smell of incense.
"What language to speak of God?"
Andrei Desnitsky invites you to speculate on pressing issues of the language.
The language of the Bible is different from the language of patristic theology. But even more strongly, both of them differ from the language of modernity. The debate about the language of worship, which has not subsided for a quarter of a century, is only a special case of a much more global problem.
Can we talk about God today in the language of three or even one and a half thousand years ago? Repeating the usual wording, what do we mean? Do we distinguish a metaphor from a term? And do we actually have another language for talking about God – and if it is not, can it appear and how?
There are no ready-made answers. There is a desire to discuss issues.
“Woman in the Russian Middle Ages: ideal and reality”
A lecture by Tatyana Matasova will be devoted to correlating the ideal ideas that have developed in medieval Russia about the role of women in the family and society with the variety of real life situations.
Medieval sources reflected the most, at first glance, unexpected things, starting with colorful everyday details and ending with examples of social charity that women could conduct themselves without the permission of husbands, sons or brothers. The author will try to move away from the "traditional" scheme of presenting material in the spirit of a consistent story about the main timeless roles of a woman (daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother), focusing on the features of the family status and public ministry of Russian medieval women.
"Ecclesiological searches in theology of the twentieth century"
What is a church? How do ideas about its meaning affect the daily lives of believers? What solutions to the question of the Church were proposed by theologians of the twentieth century and how do they make it possible to comprehend the events of 1917?
Andrei Nikolaevich Dudarev, an Orthodox essayist and theologian, researcher of spiritual movements, Christian and Jewish religious philosophy, author of Theology of Spiritual Movements, Experimental Theology and Public Space Theology, will try to answer these and other questions.
“The Mystery of the Mystical Lamb of the Van Eyck Brothers”
In Orthodox theology, the most important symbol of Christ, who died, but triumphs over death, is the lamb. In the Revelation of John the Theologian, God's final victory over the forces of evil is presented as the eucharistic worship of the Lamb. This hymn to heavenly harmony and beauty remains an inexhaustible source of creative inspiration.
What is the secret of the greatest masterpiece of European art – the altar of the Cathedral of St. Bavon in the Belgian city of Ghent, the hands of famous masters of the XV century. Hubert and Jan van Eykov? The mystery of the Apocalypse appears in him as the Easter message of the Lamb, slain, but alive. The paradise vegetation of the garden, crowned with the towers of New Jerusalem, the dazzling splendor of colors, the exulting host of angels and saints is akin to the solemn tranquility of the early Christian art. Lecturer: Archpriest Dimitri Sizonenko.
The Last Judgment in European Art. Anna Pozhidaeva. Talk about the image of the Last Judgment in European art of the 6th – 16th centuries.
Meeting of Archpriest Alexei Potokin in the Church of the Entrance of the Lord to Jerusalem in Biryulyovo. Here you will find a series of conversations about the Gospel of Mark, about the Eucharist, conversations about the Old Testament, holidays, Sacraments, etc. For example, a conversation about the community, Father Alexei begins like this: “Today I want to talk with you about a non-existent thing, about fiction , about the mirage. About a thing that is not in the Church. Which is not, but should be: about the community. "
“The royal path and holiness. A series of radio programs about the service of the sovereign ”- a series of programs devoted to the life and work of the holy monarchs (princes, kings, emperors) in the broad context of European culture. The programs talk about typology and images of holiness, about the virtues of holy monarchs and the role of holy rulers in the history of the state and the Church.
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