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 […]
By Thomas King A growing list of Orthodox Christians that rescued Jews during the Holocaust era Much has been said regarding the famed Yad Vashem awards given to a number of Roman Catholics and Protestants. What needs to be noted however, is that there were just as many Orthodox Christians who were participants of rescuing […]
As the homosexual/LGBT movement advances and begins its attack and mockery of all things Christian, the Rev. Franklin Graham understands what is needed. Spiritual awakening. The storm is upon us, and it is a bitterly cold storm.
Reading Letters and Papers from Prison, I was surprised to discover Dietrich Bonhoeffer used the sign of the cross in his daily prayers. “I’ve found that following Luther’s instruction to ‘make the sign of the cross’ at our morning and evening prayers is . . . most useful,” he said in one letter. “There is […]
by Russell Shaw The persecution of the Catholic Church and other morally conservative religious bodies has begun in the United States. As predicted, it isn’t—thank God—bloody persecution like the persecution of Christians in many countries. But it’s real persecution, and likely to get worse. This new persecution currently has two prongs. One consists of pressuring individual […]
The Russian Orthodox Church will never recognize same-sex marriages, even though it acknowledges freedom of choice in pursuing a certain way of life, even if a sinful one. A statement to this effect was made by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia during his meeting on Tuesday with Secretary-General of the Council of Europe […]