I found the following on the about page of the blog of recent Commenter Vara Drezhlo:

My Orthodoxy is not simply a faith; it is a matrix within which I see all of culture and civilisation. Indeed, without this cultural apparatus, the faith becomes a sterile and barren imitation of Protestant prooftexting. It then becomes a fruitless tree fit only for the fire. With the support of Orthodox civilisation, the faith becomes a spreading and flowering tree with bounty for all, and then some! The tree IS known by the fruits thereof.

(Emphasis added.)

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    […] Jonnelle wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptI found the following on the about page of the blog of recent Commenter Vara Drezhlo:. My Orthodoxy is not simply a faith; it is a matrix within which I see all of culture and civilisation. Indeed, without this cultural apparatus, … […]




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