“What good is doctrine when it is merely kept hung up in the closet so that it can be worshiped?”
— Protopresbyter John S. Romanides
CHRISTIAN LIFE is rooted in faith in Christ, and shaped by actions that radiate from that faith. Without the faith, the works are impotent, and without the works, the faith is dead. How our faith is cultivated and then put into practice—or not—is usually the realm of the term “spirituality”. But saying “spirituality” can sometimes leave us forgetting that “being spiritual” means doing very concrete, material things.
The posts in this section will engage the inherent tension between faith and works or theory and practice, and will rely heavily on the teachings of the saints—whether in their words or acts—and looking at the wealth of the lived tradition of the Church for guidance in these matters.