Iconography in the Daily Word

Feast of St Benjamin the Deacon

Seventh_ecumenical_council.jpgTHIS PAST Sunday was the Sunday of the Seventh Ecumenical Council. This council convened in Nicaea in 787 A.D., the same city as the First Ecumenical Council of 325 A.D. Like the First Ecumenical Council, the issue at stake was again Christological. This time, however, the focus was not on whether Christ was fully divine, but whether He could be portrayed in His humanity. In... Continue Reading

Promoting Cultural Renewal at Apprentice Gathering

Feast of St Thomas the Apostle, Son of Alphaeus

Apprentice_Institute_Square.pngWE'RE OUT promoting cultural renewal this weekend. And Eighth Day Books is out peddling great books. We’re both at the Apprentice Gathering.

Partnering with Friends University, the Apprentice Institute is hosting its fifth annual conference. The theme for the weekend is “The Joy of Kingdom Living.” Speakers include Mae Elise Cannon, James Catford, Christena Cleveland, Alan Fadling, Richard Foster, Todd Hunter,... Continue Reading

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Feast of St Anthimus, Bishop of Nicomedia

Square_1_Newsboy.jpegTHIS EIGHTH year for Eighth Day Institute has been a pivotal year. We kicked it off with our most successful symposium yet, with over 350 attendees participating from 15 states. We launched our new website, which offers daily passages from the Fathers, along with weekly book reviews from Eighth Day Books and weekly blog posts from a wide range of contributors, including the... Continue Reading

Sisters of Sophia: Beginning September 15

Feast of the Holy Apostle Thaddaeus

Sophia_Square.jpeg"You are the bearer of God's infinite life."

Eighth Day Institute is about to give birth. Again. This time, to an opportunity for women to connect with each other through the examination of wise women of the faith. I am grateful to be a sort of midwife in the development of this adventure. I contend that women, even those who haven’t experienced... Continue Reading

Bibliotheca: The Eighth Day Blog

Feast of Pamphilus the Martyr and His Companions


Although we cannot officially substantiate the following claim, we consider St. Photius the Great, a ninth-century Patriarch of Constantinople, the patron saint of blurbs. Fulfilling a request from his brother Tarasius, St. Photius composed a work in which he reviewed 279 books. These books included both Christian and pagan works. Most of the Christian works were patristic theology and... Continue Reading

A Dialogue of Love: Wonder & Mystery in a Secular Age

Feast of the Three Hierarchs: Basil the Great, Gregory the Theologian & John Chrysostom


Two weeks out and buzz from our fifth annual Eighth Day Symposium is still in the air, both locally and nationally. Check out, for instance, Rod Dreher’s raving review of Eighth Day Books at the American Conservative. Or, read this review of the... Continue Reading