Is mental imagery good or bad in spiritual life? Fr. Sergei answers the question for Orthodox Christians, and anyone else who needs to know, once and for all. By Fr. Sergei Sveshnikov Just as there can be a properly trained voice, there can be a properly trained soul. —Fr. Alexander Elchaninov This presentation is based […]
by Valerie Schmalz “My friends, we’re in trouble. I won’t mince words with you,” said Robert George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence at Princeton University and director of the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions. “Culturally, politically, morally, civilizationally – we’re in bad shape.” The rapid transformation of society’s values, George argued, can be […]
THE OATH OF FOURTEENTH-CENTURY GEORGIAN ORTHODOX DOCTORS IS PUBLISHED The Karibche.ambebi.ge website has published the oath of fourteenth-century Georgian Orthodox doctors which is similar to the world-famous Hippocratic oath but has some fundamental distinctions (chiefly due to its Christian component), reports Blagovest-info. The oath’s text is given below. The oath of an Orthodox doctor: “Hallowed […]
In the Orthodox Church, a patron saint is regarded as the intercessor and advocate in heaven of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, or person. Since the time of the early Christians up to the present, a vast number of patron saints have been recorded. The following is a list of saints who are often called upon for special purposes.
From the Prager Institute – Why do people become Islamic Extremists? It’s not because of poverty, nor lack of education. Watch this video to see why it is not poverty and misery that creates religious extremism, but that religious extremism creates poverty and misery. It always makes things worse. Source
by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) On November 20, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations (DECR), addressed the united session of the Federation Council and the State Duma devoted to problems involved in the struggle against terrorism. Met. Hilarion, emphasized that the perpetrators of these heinous acts are not […]
…be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us, the apostles of the Lord and Savior, knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the […]
by John Fund Environmentalist and scientist James Lovelock has some cautionary words about the dire predictions in the new United Nations report on climate change. He tells Britain’s leftist newspaper the Guardian that environmentalism has “become a religion” and does not pay enough heed to facts. Click here to read the rest
Homosexualism as a new gnosticism rings more true every day.
Never has there been such an age of false teachers as this pitiful twentieth century, so rich in material gadgets and so poor in mind and soul. Every conceivable opinion, even the most absurd, even those hitherto rejected by the universal consent of all civilized peoples — now has its platform and its own ‘teacher.’ […]