Energetic Procession (EP) is a blog devoted to Orthodox theology along historical and philosophical lines with a special emphasis in the theology of St. Maximus the Confessor. EP seeks to articulate a distinctly Orthodox view of reality while engaging dialogically other Christian traditions and paradigms. To that end EP includes contributors from various Orthodox jurisdictions, both clerical and lay with a number of them having professional competence in history, theology and philosophy. Energetic Procession as a term refers to an eternal manifestation of the divine Person of the Spirit from the Father through the Son, and so is distinguished from the Filioque as a hypostatic procession.
A hierodeacon of the Orthodox Church in New Zealand (Ecumenical Patriarchate) presently living on Mt Athos gaining some experience living the theology of Sts Maximus the Confessor and St Gregory Palamas before returning to serve in New Zealand. Also, presently completing a Master’s degree in Theology (Orthodox Studies) at the University of Wales (Lampeter) with Dr Andreas Andreopoulos, who previously studied with Fr Andrew Louth. A member of the Institute of Orthodox Christian Studies in Cambridge, England and spiritual child of Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. Previous academic qualifications are degrees in Mathematics and Law from New Zealand. A convert in 1996 from an evangelical protestant background with earlier experience in charismatic/pentecostal churches.
Perry C. Robinson (aka Acolyte) obtained a BA in Philosophy from California State University at Fullerton and studied philosphy at Texas A&M University and Saint Louis University graduate schools. He resides in Saint Louis, MO with his wife of 15 years and his three children. He has been a member of the Orthodox Church (GOARCH) for 13 years. Perry is the original owner of this blog since it’s opening in January 2005.
Michael Garten (aka MG) is a graduate student at Northern Illinois University (MA Philosophy 2014). He did his undergraduate work in the Torrey Honors Program of Biola University (BA Philosophy 2009). His research areas in philosophy include epistemology and meta-ethics. Chrismated in 2008, his home parish is St. Barnabas Orthodox Church in Costa Mesa, CA. Michael recently got engaged to his fiancée Tatyana (December 2012) and they will marry this June.