Compass of Affection/Short Trip to the Edge/Love's Immensity

At a time when some Westerners are rediscovering the theological riches of the Christian East, others scratch their heads at Orthodoxy, bewildered by a tradition laden with monks, Mary and icons, yet free of popes, priestly celibacy and statues. The vertiginous beauty of Orthodox liturgy led Baptist-raised Scott Cairns into the Orthodox Church, and he strives to embody sacramental experience in his poetry.

 

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