About Scholé

Scholé is Greek for spare moment or leisure. Leisure, in the classical sense, meaning time that we do not fill with distraction. From Scholé we get the words scholar and school. It is the time that we use for virtuous activities: silence, solitude, prayer, community, study, etc.

Scholé is a catechetical blog started in May 2009. It is filled with the theological grapplings and the personal spiritual reflections of an Eastern Orthodox Priest.

Get started by reading Regarding Scholé: A Blog About the Blog..

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With the exception of “guest posts” I own the content on this blog. It is copyrighted material but I am happy to share. You are free to do the following without my permission:

  • Link to my site or any specific post on my site.
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I would love to hear from you so please leave a comment.


Fr. James

©2010, Fr. James Coles


5 responses to “About Scholé

  1. Fr. James,

    I am looking forward to your blog, as I am, like many, in need of the wisdom your reflections will bring.

  2. Kerry Barber

    Fr. James,

    Having just met you I am new to your website. It’s lovely! I spend a great deal of time on the computer and you’ve given me another way to slip out of time, for a time! Thank you.

  3. Doug Brill

    Great words brother. It is evident you spend time alone with the Lord. Enjoy your insights

  4. Annie King

    I just stumbled upon your sermon on today’s gospel while trying to find out the time of “4th watch” – yours was another new take on Matthew 14: 22-36; I very much appreciate your wisdom. Thank you.

    Annie King

  5. Susan Farmer

    Susan Farmer
    July 18, 2011

    We break open the word before our liturgy on the weekends. I was interested in the concept of “the 4th watch” of Mathews gospel 14:22-36. Thank you for your reflections and insights. It continually blows my mind to realize how words written millenia ago are spot on today! Thank you for your presence and gift of Schole’!

    Susan Farmer

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