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The Perpetual Adolescent
4 Aug 2020 at 2:55pm
The Perpetual Adolescent

“At a certain point in American life, the young ceased to be viewed as a transient class and youth as a phase of life through which everyone soon passed. Instead, youthfulness was vaunted and carried a special moral status. Adolescence triumphed, ...



Closer Than My Own Father: Elder Paisios and His Spiritual Children, Parts I ...
27 Jul 2020 at 9:48pm
Closer Than My Own Father: Elder Paisios and His Spiritual Children, Parts I & II

Can we faithfully and with any confidence transpose the life of St Anthony the Great, of St John Chrysostom, of St Gregory Palamas onto a subway car in Manhattan, or a park bench in Cedar Rapids? What would it be like to live a fully Christian lif...



Blocking Puberty in Transgendered Children Unethical
12 Jul 2020 at 9:17pm
Blocking Puberty in Transgendered Children Unethical

Postmodern theory propounds that reality is a social construct, and thus that we are men or women according not to our bodies but our beliefs. Worse yet, many think that reality sometimes needs more than a little coercion to conform to the social ...



The Great Homecoming: The Life Of The World To Come
4 Jul 2020 at 9:13pm
The Great Homecoming: The Life Of The World To Come

In the darkness of our contemporary world, God has provided us with abundant illumination cast from from the lives and works of many holy saints of the Orthodox Church. St Nicholai of Žica and Ohrid, who along with St Justin Popovich was one of th...



“Pray for Our Loved Ones who Are Beyond!”: Canon of Supplication to St Varus
21 Jun 2020 at 8:38pm
“Pray for Our Loved Ones who Are Beyond!”: Canon of Supplication to St Varus

The Orthodox Church considers prayers for the dead to be of the greatest importance. As stated by St Theophen the Recluse: “The lot of the departed is not considered decided until the general Last Judgment. Until then, we cannot consider anyone as...



Fr. Seraphim Rose and the Signs of the Times Part II
4 Jun 2020 at 10:21am
Fr. Seraphim Rose and the Signs of the Times Part II

In these times of global pestilence, it is easy to engage in speculations about whether the Last Days are upon us, seizing upon things uncommon or extraordinary as signs of Apocalypse. Anything from the arrival or locusts in East Africa to corona ...



Fr. Seraphim Rose and the Signs of the Times Part I
23 May 2020 at 6:18pm
Fr. Seraphim Rose and the Signs of the Times Part I

In these times of global pestilence, it is easy to engage in speculations about whether the Last Days are upon us, seizing upon things uncommon or extraordinary as signs of Apocalypse. Anything from the arrival or locusts in East Africa to corona...



Grandma’s Icons
10 May 2020 at 6:36pm
Grandma’s Icons

When Communist theorist Antonio Gramsci fled Rome for Russia, he was disappointed to discover that Bolshevism was not going to succeed. He concluded that it was the deeply ingrained Orthodox Christian culture of the Russian people that stood in th...



Fr Georges Massouh on the Myrrh-Bearing Women
2 May 2020 at 4:57am
Fr Georges Massouh on the Myrrh-Bearing Women

The true disciple of Jesus, whether a man or a woman, is not the one who carries a Christian identity on account of having been baptized, but the one who imitates the courageousness of Joseph of Aramathea, the Myrrh-Bearing Women, and the martyrs ...




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