Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Sophia: Secret Wisdom

A documentary on the Orthodox monastic tradition entitled, Sophia: Secret Wisdom, is currently in production. Fr. John McGuckin, an Orthodox priest and scholar, is associated with the project. This film may not only help people understand something about Orthodox monasticism, but also the heart of the Orthodox Church and the spiritual way of life experienced by those of us who are Orthodox Christians.

You can see footage from the film on the website for the project:

Monday, March 10, 2008

The House of Caesar Augustus

"In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled." - The Story of the Birth of Jesus Christ (Luke 2.1, RSV).

The house of Emperor Augustus (aka Gaius Julius Octavius) has opened in Rome. Check out the video segment from BBC News.

Information on Augustus is available at