Saturday, June 9, 2012
If you want to study the theology of the Church, then move to Ottawa and study here:
The Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies at Saint Paul University in Ottawa is where you will learn. The Eastern Rite priests who teach here, I can vouch, are some of very finest.
One of the finest courses I took in Rome was on Maximus the Confessor. We must return to the Greek Fathers. And to their Byzantine ways of prayer.
One of the most useful instruments (weapons) against heresy and evil are the Eastern Fathers and the Byzantine Rite. In short, the big guns.
In the top photo is Fr. Peter, one of the most successful priests I have seen. He is pictured with a man from Ukraine who actually met and knew Metropolitan Archbishop Andrey Sheptysky.
In fact, His Beatitude the Patriarch actually saved this man's life. The world was at war. This man was a Jewish boy. The Metropolitan hid him and saved him during World War II. Fr. Peter's eyes fill with tears in the photo. It was a joyous moment.
Sheptytsky the Great. Magnus! Santo subito!
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