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Entries by Scott Cairns from 05/2011

Speaking of the Sepulcher

| Posted 05.09.2011 | Religion

The point is this: the iconostasis represents the tomb itself, the sepulcher in which Christ was buried. The "Great Entrance" is itself a remembrance of Christ's funeral procession.

A Modest Offering for the End of the World

| Posted 05.21.2011 | Religion

I'm hoping that we might glimpse in every day the responsibility we share for the reconciliation of the world, its "fabulous bouquets of persons", its every creature, and the wildly spinning earth itself.

The Unceasing Prayer of Mount Athos: A Short Trip to the Edge

| Posted 05.27.2011 | Religion

After years of saying the prayer, I still hungered for unceasing prayer. I wanted to know always that sweet sense of God's presence, which I tasted only fleetingly, intermittently.