Who We Are

Vestiges of Christianity is a news blog maintained under the direction of Bishop Bryan D. Ouellette, Ph.D., SOSM. Our goal is to reconcile ancient Christian theology with contemporary orthodox Christian practices and understandings. Our praxis carries with it a strong eastern liturgical focus while maintaining a freedom of spirituality that is true to ancient Christian ideology. We welcome anyone who desires to discover gnosis through the expression of early Christianity. We use the word "gnosis" with the intention to reflect its original meaning of soteriological knowledge, mystical wisdom and spiritual realization. While we encourage a working philosophical comprehension of Classical Gnosticism from antiquity, we are not a Gnostic or reconstructionist church. Our theology is orthodox, our approach, furthermore, is mystically liberating.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mass and Prayers Said for Sabrina

Today, Patriarch Nicholas III offered a Mass for Sabrina and her family of Marietta, Georgia on this Wednesday of the Seventeenth Week of Ordinary time. At her request, please continue to keep Sabrina and her family in your prayers.

Friday, July 22, 2011

On the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene

Today, Patriarch Nicholas III offered a Mass for the intentions of Josephine while celebrating the Feast of St. Mary Magdalene. We ask that you please keep Josephine's needs in your own prayers this week.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Requiem Mass for Maria Teresa Casbas Rosillo

Today, Patriarch Nicholas III offered a Requiem Mass at the Hermitage of the Holy Innocents for the repose of the soul of Maria Teresa Casbas Rosillo at the request of her daughter. Services will continue into the evening through the Divine Office of the Dead. We ask our entire community (both laity and clergy) to also include Maria and her family in your prayers.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

and greater works than these he will do...

Jesus said,

"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do..." [John 14:12].

And now that some are ready to do just that, the world either does not accept it or refuses to let those individuals proceed.

It is time this changes.

We are seeing to it.

Patriarch Nicholas III
Holy Imperial Russian Orthodox Church
Holy Nicholean Catholic Church

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