How did this happen? By design of course. This is the result of poor vision and misguided policy. Preach and teach the Gospel of Christ or you fade into obscurity and irrelevance. Some are now predicting the GOA will soon be nearly extinct unless something changes. I said as much several years ago (see here ), and […]
A man employed as a private security guard opened fire Sunday in a cathedral on Russia’s Sakhalin Island in the Pacific, killing a nun and a parishioner and wounding six others, investigators said. Law enforcement officers detained the 24-year-old man at the scene and were trying to determine why he had attacked the Russian […]
It’s never too late to obey your conscience. Mikhail Kalashnikov, designer of the legendary AK-47 assault rifle, turned to the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in the months before his death to express remorse for those killed by his invention. Kalashnikov, who died in December at the age of 94, in April wrote a […]
Christ is baptized in the Jordan! And we with Him! May God richly bless you on this holy feast of the Lord’s baptism.
by Fr. Stephen Freeman Thinking of raising Christian children (in the light of St. Silouan’s family experience), I offer these few thoughts. The Nativity season offers many opportunities for families to be guided by Holy Tradition – just as we are also swamped by the distorting demands of commercial culture. May God guard our children […]
By Metropolitan Hierotheos Vlachos of Nafpaktos For more on the specific Christian origins of the Christmas Tree, see the article, In Defense of the Christmas Tree. I suspect that the custom of decorating a tree at Christmas time is not simply a custom which came to us from the West and which we should replace […]
by Fr. Hans Jacobse What happens when we try to secularize Christmas, and why Orthodox Christians need to remain faithful to their traditions. In the Christian tradition of both east and west, the twelve days of Christmas refer to the period from Christmas Day to Theophany. The days leading up to Christmas were for preparation; […]
by Fr. John A. Peck If I have any part of this story wrong, I defer to Fr. Michael Oleksa to set the record right. This is it as well as I can remember it, with apologies to him. This really happened. As a student at St. Herman Seminary in Kodiak, Alaska, I had the […]
If Dungan is right, then the issue of the authorship of certain books (most notably the seven disputed letters of Paul) is settled. And it’s settled by appeal to an ecclesiological structure that is other than what Protestants embrace.
by Fr. Gregory Jensen As a pastor, I’ve been struck by the hostility, or at least suspicion, that some Orthodox Christians reveal in their discussions of private property. While there are no doubt many reasons for this disconnect, I think a central factor is a lack of appreciation for the role that private property can, […]