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BOC Fellowship
08-02-2007, 06:15 PM
Post: #13
Poetry
Dear Mark,

I would like to second Peter's thanks.

For as long as I can remember I have felt that the Christianity I was living and experienced lacked that mystical element that is in the poetry of Donne, or the music of Tallis and Byrd; it did, but Orthodoxy does not. Its focus on the Incarnation and its meaning for us centres us on the mystery of God's workings in the world; there is, in it, a beauty which is of the Lord.

The quotations from +Kallistos are very apposite, and should be pondered upon by us all.

Lord, help thou my unbelief.

In Christ,

John

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. (1 John 4:10)
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BOC Fellowship - John Charmley - 17-08-2006, 03:07 PM
[] - admin - 16-09-2006, 03:00 PM
BOC Fellowship - John Charmley - 17-09-2006, 12:44 PM
Fellowship - Michael Kennedy - 22-09-2006, 08:51 PM
Re: A Realisation - John Charmley - 07-02-2007, 08:36 PM
Peace - Mark Fletcher - 07-02-2007, 09:55 PM
Peace - John Charmley - 07-02-2007, 10:46 PM
Thanks - Mark Fletcher - 08-02-2007, 06:36 AM
Discussion - John Charmley - 08-02-2007, 08:53 AM
Quotes - Mark Fletcher - 08-02-2007, 02:27 PM
Donne again - Mark Fletcher - 08-02-2007, 02:44 PM
[] - admin - 08-02-2007, 03:14 PM
Poetry - John Charmley - 08-02-2007 06:15 PM
Jesus' Poems - Mark Fletcher - 09-02-2007, 09:17 AM
Poetry - John Charmley - 09-02-2007, 11:07 AM
[] - admin - 09-02-2007, 12:12 PM
Poetry books - Mark Fletcher - 09-02-2007, 05:10 PM
Chatham - Mark Fletcher - 11-02-2007, 05:11 AM
Going to Church - John Charmley - 11-02-2007, 08:01 AM
Correct - Mark Fletcher - 11-02-2007, 02:26 PM
Experience - John Charmley - 11-02-2007, 06:23 PM
Fellowship - John Charmley - 12-02-2007, 10:51 AM
Re: Questions and answers - John Charmley - 01-04-2007, 04:52 PM
[] - admin - 02-04-2007, 07:37 AM
[] - Robin Westwood - 03-04-2007, 07:36 PM
Re: Poetry books - Solly - 20-04-2007, 11:39 AM



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