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.’ […]
By Nury Vittachi While militant atheists like Richard Dawkins may be convinced God doesn’t exist, God, if he is around, may be amused to find that atheists might not exist. Cognitive scientists are becoming increasingly aware that a metaphysical outlook may be so deeply ingrained in human thought processes that it cannot be expunged. While […]
by Fr. John A. Peck Among the laments of clergy today, both Orthodox and heterodox, is the lack of spiritual formation among Christians. Those who are ‘believers’, church goers, even regular attenders at services and Bible studies seem, more and more, to lack a basic Christian foundation for spiritual identity, knowledge, moral discipline and ethical judgment. […]
by Fr. Lawrence Farley One of the benefits of reading history is that it enables one to compare one’s own era with other eras, and so identify the blind spots of former times and as well as the blind spots of one’s own time. As C.S. Lewis once pointed out (in his essay On the Reading […]
by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) Many people who rarely attend church have a kind of consumer’s attitude towards church. They come to church, for instance, before a long trip – to light a candle just for the sake of it, so that nothing would happen on the road. They come for two or three minutes, hurriedly […]
No one refusing to repent of sin – be it sodomy or fornication or anything else – will inherit the kingdom of God (1 Cor. 6:9-10). Repent while there is still time.
This article is geared towards ‘partners’, but applies equally well to any loved one who struggles with depression. Since most people feel powerless to help (and therefore do nothing), I thought these suggestions were excellent. from the blog, The Darling Bakers If you have a partner or are close to someone who struggles with depression, you may […]
Today was the consecration to the episcopacy of Bishop David (Mahaffey) of Sitka & All Alaska. At his consecration as bishop, as at all Orthodox ordinations, the clergy, the choir and the people repeatedly proclaim “Axios! Axios! Axios!” This happens in every Orthodox Church ordination anywhere in the world, whether American, Russian, Greek, Finnish, Romanian, […]
by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow “It is a mistake to understand the Church merely as a hierarchy: the bishops, priests, deacons, or other people who work in the Church. The Church is the entire people of God. The Church reveals itself when it celebrates the Divine Liturgy around its bishop or priest, and everyone has […]