To those using the American calendar, the Ukrainian Christmas greeting: -ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Ëœ-ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â¡-+-ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¼-ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â©-+-ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¼ -ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â¡-+-Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦-Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦-Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦-Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¦-ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â©-ÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¼-ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â¦! Christ is born!Russian Piety
by Nicholas Arseniev is a well-written, balanced, short book about Russian Orthodox thought and culture, from a representative of the ‘Paris school’ of theology. Critical at times, as it should be, and 100% orthodox. I’m halfway through it and am most impressed. (This from the so-called liberal bad guys of Russian Orthodoxy? I’d take an army of them over one Western real
liberal bad guy — or gal to be PC — any day.)
I read Arseniev's RUSSIAN PIETY some years ago, and was also much impressed, Serge. It was the icon on the soft-cover edition of the book, which I bought through the St. Vladimir's Seminary Bookstore, which initially drew me to RUSSIAN PIETY. After reading the book, I really wanted that kind of piety in my own home.
CHRIST IS BORN! GLORIFY HIM!