Monthly Archives: November 2012

A Prayer for the House (Nashotah)

Bless, O Lord, this House, set apart to the glory of your great name and the benefit of your Holy Church; and grant that your Name may be worshipped here in truth and purity to all generations. Give your grace … Continue reading

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On Comparative Theology: Notes from the AAR

It’s possible that I will desire to revise or delete this later if I get access to the official paper and need not rely upon my own hastily-scribbled notes, but for now, here is a brief summary of a paper … Continue reading

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On Beauty (Gesualdo)

Beltà, poi che t’assenti, Come ne porti il cor; porta i tormenti. Chè tormentato cor può ben sentire La doglia del morire, E un’alma senza core Non può sentir dolore.

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On Vows in South Asian Religion

Vows in South Asia can, for selected devotees, constitute the core – and sometimes even the entirety – of how the nonprofessionally religious (the lay people) participate in their tradition. In other words, what makes them devoted and religious within … Continue reading

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On Velankanni

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For the Feast of Saints Barlaam and Josaphat

Prominent Buddhologist Donald Lopez on the medieval romance of Barlaam and Josaphat, a thin Christianization of the life of Shakyamuni Buddha.

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Precious Blood

Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God, the Father of Heaven, have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us. God, the Holy Spirit, … Continue reading

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