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Monthly Archives: October 2010

O Heavenly King: reflections on purity of heart

(lecture given by Jim Forest at New Skete Monastery in Cambridge, NY on 4 October 2010) What I would like to do is take a closer look at one of our most-used prayers, “O heavenly king,” giving special attention to the words, “cleanse us from all impurity.” But first please stand up for a moment […]

Remaining Christian in a Time of Conflict

(lecture given by Jim Forest 11 October 2010 at St Elizabeth Orthodox Christian Church in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and 16 October 2010 at St Athanasius Orthodox Church in Nicholasville, Kentucky) The title of this talk could also be “Remaining Christian After 9-11.” Nine eleven — the only historical event I can think of that we refer […]

Thomas Merton and Dorothy Day: a Special Friendship

(lecture by Jim Forest given at Bellarmine University in Louisville on 13 October 2010) The recent donation to the Thomas Merton Center here at Bellarmine University of the papers of Joe Zarrella, a longtime collaborator of Dorothy Day, has provided us with an occasion to reflect on the special friendship that enriched the lives of […]