On Entering Church – Talking or Praying?

It is interesting to watch how people enter the church each week. I am really referring to what happens in the narthex, that vestibule or hallway area just outside the nave or what most people commonly think of as the church. Traditionally, the narthex was a “part of the church building, but was not considered part of the church proper.” It was a place where … Continue reading On Entering Church – Talking or Praying?

Theosis in the Episcopal Church

In a previous post I wrote about theosis as the human vocation. Theosis, was a central concept and theme within the early church and remains so today in Eastern Orthodoxy. Was theosis lost by the west in the East-West schism of 1054? Where is theosis within the Anglican tradition and more specifically in the American expression of Anglicanism, The Episcopal Church? Anglicans have always maintained a … Continue reading Theosis in the Episcopal Church