C.J.S. Hayward: An Orthodox Christian Author

Welcome to the official author site for Christos Jonathan Seth Hayward! There’s a lot to enjoy here: theology, literature, and creative works.

If this is your first time here, you are encouraged to read The angelic letters. If you like being surprised, the link for the “Now highlighted” link below can pick something out of the smorgasbord that is offered.

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A couple of years ago, perhaps, I heard that the pairing of Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives: The Life and Teachings of Elder Thaddeus of Vitovnica and Wounded By Love: The Life and Wisdom of Saint Porphyrios were blasting through the ranks, and the last endorsement I heard for Wounded by Love was earlier the month this article was posted.

Both are associated with precious Elders, and neither is appropriate for most Orthodox to read. Let me explain some of why:

Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives:
It’s an occult book!

I’m not really sure how to explain this. Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives is simply the most occultic book I have read from any canonical author. It never advocates any kind of cursing, but with the terrain it covers, it describes just how someone could kill another in a motorcycle accident by a thought, or three examples of how a subconscious curse of envy could shatter another person’s beautiful objet d’art.

Read more of Dastardly Duo Considered Harmful: “Our Thoughts Determine Our Lives” and “Wounded By Love”, posted Tuesday 27 September, the Elevation of the Cross