The Absence of God

by Metropolitan Anthony Bloom

As we start learning to pray, I would like to make it clear that what I mean by ‘learning to pray’ is not an attempt to justify or explain this in a speculative way. Rather, I would like to point out what one should be aware of, and what one can do if one wishes to pray. Continue reading “The Absence of God”

Klaus Kenneth: “Born to Hate Reborn to Love: A Spiritual Odyssey from Head to Heart”

Klaus Kenneth, Born to Hate Reborn to Love: A Spiritual Odyssey from Head to Heart, Mount Thabor: 2012

“More than half of my life has been spent searching for love and truth, and the physical distance covered during my spiritual quest involved travelling around the globe many times over. I have passed through India, Tibet and Thailand, and the Muslim countries of Persia (Iran), Afghanistan, Morocco and Malaysia. I have been to Alaska, Mexico and Brazil, trying out different philosophies, including Communism, atheism and hippie culture. For several years I investigated the Eastern religions of Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and American Indian spirituality. At other times, I was involved in the underworld of drugs and took mind-blowing steps into Esotericism and the Occult. Nothing however could fill the emptiness in my soul, until the day I found myself facing seven guns. Only then did I have a dramatic and personal encounter with the Unknown God and was saved in quite a miraculous way. Continue reading “Klaus Kenneth: “Born to Hate Reborn to Love: A Spiritual Odyssey from Head to Heart””

“Partakers of Divine Nature” – About Deification & Uncreated Light in Orthodox Church (Part 2 – Basis for Union with God: Love not Intellect)

Some Protestant theologians see the Word as the only means of divine revelation. They say it was intended for our intellect. But this is a sign of a person distinct from us rather than one in union with us. This view explains their emphasis on Bible study and their denigration of the sacraments and all that is considered mystical. Continue reading ““Partakers of Divine Nature” – About Deification & Uncreated Light in Orthodox Church (Part 2 – Basis for Union with God: Love not Intellect)”

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