Autumn Excellence

“Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,


whatever is gracious, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”(Philippians 4:8)

“To be concerned with the nature of created things has a very purifying effect.

It frees us from passionate-attachment to them and from delusion about them;

and it is the surest of means for raising our soul to the Source of all.

For all beauty, miracle, magnificence reflects

what is supremely beautiful, miraculous and magnificent –

reflects, rather, the Source that is above beauty, miracle and magnificence.”  (St Theodoros the Great Ascetic – d, 848AD, The Philokalia, Kindle Loc. 11636-42)

You can find all of my photos at Fr. Ted’s Flickr Page.

You  can find links to all such photoblogs at My Photoblogs.

Being and Becoming Human (PDF)

Recently I completed a blog series taking a look at what it is to be human and what it takes to become human. The first blog in that series is Being and Becoming Human.  Not only are humans, according to Genesis 1 created in God’s image and likeness, we also find that humanity finds its fulfillment when God becomes incarnate as Jesus Christ.  Jesus is the God-man in whose image we humans were created and who Himself shows us that becoming human means being united with God.

That blog series is now available in one document at Being and Becoming Human (PDF).

You can find links to all my blog series as PDFs at Fr. Ted’s Blog Series.