Saturday, June 11, 2016

Friday (St Ephrem of Edessa)

Continued to participate in the Covenant authors seminar in Orlando. This is included presiding and preaching at the noon Eucharist, keeping the lesser feast of St Ephrem of Edessa. (I highlighted how, even as part of Covenant's mission is to irenically chip away at the philosophical underpinnings of postmodernism, we need to do so not only in a rational and verbal way, but in a poetic and artistic way as well, as Ephrem advanced to the cause of Nicene orthodoxy in his day through writing hymns.) At 2:45 I broke away from the group (the conference actually concludes Saturday morning) and began my long journey home ... Orlando to Atlanta and Atlanta to Bloomington by air, Bloomington to Springfield by car. I got home a little past midnight.

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