AMBROSIASTER

Patron Saint of Wannabes

ABOUT | AMBROSE ANDREANO_

My name is Garry (Ambrose) Andreano. I’m an Orthodox Christian who likes to write out my thoughts and speculations, because it helps me think. For those who care, my MBTI is INTJ, and I’m a 5w4 on the Enneagram. I mainly write about theology, but my interests are numerous. I'm dyslexic, I think like a philosopher, and I play piano by ear. I also enjoy photography, image editing, gaming, anime, design, and pretty much anything artsy. I also have a wife, a daughter, and a son. I'm currently a full-time dad and a part-time vigilante. I live in PA and enjoy the great indoors.

I named this blog Ambrosiaster because that is a name given to an unknown author of works formerly attributed to Ambrose of Milan. Or as I like to think of it, there is someone trying to pretend that he is Ambrose of Milan.  

A wannabe, so to speak.


The Dark
Sayings

of the
black crow
For we must consider these things to be spoken not only of the Apocalypse of John and Isaiah, but also of all Divine Scripture, which is beyond question full of riddles, and parables, and dark sayings, and various other obscurities, hard to be understood by men, whose ears can catch no more than the faint echoes of the Divine words.
-Origen
Philosophy
1/7/20
On Patience and Kindness
Mysticism
12/18/19
On the Wolf and the Lamb
Philosophy
12/14/19
On the Power of Perception
Philosophy
8/27/19
A Philosophical Defense of Universal Basic Income
Mysticism
5/3/19
On Pacifism
Mysticism
2/24/19
On the Prodigal Son
Critique
1/15/19
The Scholarly Glutton and the Starving Flock
Critique
1/12/19
On the Presence of Dissent in the Church
Patristics
9/5/18
Debunking Myths about Origen
Mysticism
7/21/18
Liturgical Commentary: Before Communion
Mysticism
6/9/18
On Pneumatic Theanthopology
Mysticism
2/18/18
On Forgiveness Vespers
Inquiry
1/17/18
On the Curious Nature of Divine Providence
Mysticism
12/23/17
Jonah and Atonement Theology
Poetry
12/16/17
Vision of Confluence
Inquiry
10/22/17
Aerial Toll-Houses
Mysticism
9/4/17
The Icon of Marriage
Philosophy
7/20/17
Song of Solomon, Images, and Graphic Nudity in Modern Film
Inquiry
7/11/17
Venturing into the Quagmire of Human Sexuality
Inquiry
7/5/17
How Was Jesus Tempted In "Every Way" Like Us?
Inquiry
6/27/17
How Incorporeal Angels can have Corporeal Offspring
Inquiry
6/22/17
On the "Nakedness" of Noah
Inquiry
6/20/17
Iconographic Depictions of the Father?
Critique
6/16/17
Patristic Universalism
Critique
6/12/17
The Shortcomings of Contemporary Orthodox Apologetics
Mysticism
6/10/17
Love Keeps No Record of Right
Mysticism
6/8/17
On The Catechumenate
Poetry
6/8/17
Heart of Flesh
Poetry
6/8/17
Nativity Within
Inquiry
1/21/17
The Canon of Scripture
Patristics
8/11/16
Reclaiming the Ransom Theory
Patristics
6/20/16
The Witch of Endor
Patristics
6/8/16
What Are Demons?
Inquiry
1/19/16
On the Nature of Hell
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