[Music] “The Deer’s Cry”, or St. Patrick’s Breastplate, sung by Angelina

A happy St. Patrick’s Day for you Catholic and Orthodox who celebrate his feast. The day has a special meaning for me personally as, last year on this date, we moved into our new home. I was the first to enter the home, and the first benediction, as worthless as it was as I’m no priest, was to utter St. Patrick’s Breastplate before moving items into the house.

[Literature/Theology/Sports] ‘A Perfect Game: The Metaphysical Meaning of Baseball’ by David Bentley Hart

David Bentley Hart is most well-known as an American Eastern Orthodox philosophical theologian and polemicist, as well as author of Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and Its Fashionable Enemies.  Happily, he is also a fan of our national pastime, baseball, and indulges to the point of exaggeration for his love of the sport.

Read the article here, originally posted at First Things Magazine.