Les Cedres, Austellungsstr. 51, 1020 Vienna, Austria

The German speaking part of the world is not known for its vegetarian food, so it’s good to find on one of its edges a representative of one of the world’s most veggie-friendly cuisines, that which tends to be identified in the West with the nation famous for its Cedres. We thoroughly enjoyed it. The Fattousch (I’ll stick with the German spelling) works well, although there […]

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Piers Lane plays Chopin

It was wonderful hearing a product of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music who has gone on to become an international star, Piers Lane, play a number of Chopin’s piano pieces with panache and sensitivity. The concert hall was lit by candles in an attempt to suggest the ambience of a salon of the early nineteenth century that may have been more clever than convincing,  […]

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Sergius Bulgakov on Sainthhood

There are two poles of human-divinity: self-deification to which are applicable St Augustine’s words that  man without God is a diabolical being; and the gracious deification of man, helping him to become holy. Sainthood is human-divinity actualized by human exploit on the basis of God’s grace. Outside of the divine incarnation and the action of God’s grace, sainthood in actu […]

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