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The spellbinding Romanos the Melodist on the Holy Spirit

A Patristic moment on the Holy Spirit.
The spellbinding Romanos the Melodist (+6th c.) has this about our praise of the Spirit. Amazing imagery:
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Now those who before were fishermen have become skilled speakers.
Now those who once
stood by the shores of lakes … Continue reading

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“Certain offices in human society require the officeholder to be loved and feared of men.”

Here is a little Patristiblogger offering for your midday consideration.
This morning a priest friend and I were talking about the problems of leadership and being hated, loved, or feared.
Classic question: Is it better to be loved or feared?
Machiavelli had his … Continue reading

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