by Daniel Lattier Contrary to what you hear, religion is on the rise. The common narrative we hear today is that the world is becoming increasingly secularized, and that traditional religion is becoming a relic of the past. But there’s a counter-narrative that’s gaining currency, namely, that secularism is in crisis, and that the world is […]
Over the weekend I was invited to the inaugural Orthodox Bioethics Conference, held in Felton, CA at St. Lawrence Orthodox Church. Grateful for the love, hospitality, and warm welcome we received, I offer you the lectures of this conference, whose important topic was Abortion. To watch the lectures
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.
Fr Gennady Zaridze is seeking scientific proof about the Holy Fire According to tradition, the Holy Fire ignites from the tomb of Jesus Christ at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. It has been descending on the church for more than 1,500 years and it is believed that the year when it fails […]
by Selwyn Duke There has never been a successful and long-lasting atheistic civilization — and there never will be — is the opinion of many astute observers. And it’s also apparently the belief of radio giant Michael Savage, as he issued a dire warning on his Wednesday show. “Unless Christianity receives a new enthusiasm that […]
by Hieromonk Ignaty (Shestakov) Taking part in the recent solemnities in Russia surrounding the celebration of Equal-to-the-Apostles St. Vladimir were representatives of Local Orthodox Churches from around the world. Present from the Serbian Orthodox Church was Metropolitan Amfilohije (Radović) of Montenegro, who has long been a friend of the Russian Orthodox Church. Hieromonk Ignaty (Shestakov) of […]
Same name-calling tactic is being used today. Can you figure it out who are being called ‘flat earthers’ today? by Wes Walker Where did the idea of “Flat Earthers” come from? The idea has been traced back to “a slanderous fabrication invented by opponents of Christianity in the 19th century and has been thoroughly debunked […]
A brief account of the 1st Ecumenical Council, by Marutha of Meparkat: When we talk about being surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, we mean GREAT witnesses. This is Christian witness. …The General Council having thus received authority from the king, the fathers directed that there should be gradations in the assembly and that […]
by Fr. Seraphim Rose Every Orthodox Christian is placed between two worlds: this fallen world where we try to work out our salvation, and the other world, heaven, the homeland towards which we are striving and which, if we are leading a true Christian life, gives us the inspiration to live from day to day […]
Metropolitan Kallistos Ware – The Inner Meaning of The Divine Liturgy (p1) Let’s start with glory.