The Divine Liturgy Conquers Hades

Below the reader will find my translation from the Russian of sermon number 18 by St. Seraphim (Zvezdenski), On the Divine Liturgy. The preceding sermons may be found by clicking here. St. Seraphim reminds us that the only way to rise up from the darkness that surrounds our world and us is through the worship …

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Rome, Constantinople, Kyiv, and the Union of Man

“Just as the disruption of war can create new circumstances favorable to peace … so, too, can ecclesial conflicts create new circumstances for unity. At the end of 2022, divisions in global Orthodoxy have rarely been so deep. That paradoxically offers new possibilities for ecumenical progress,”1 proclaims a prominent Roman Catholic publication, The National Catholic …

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Christianity Transformed into Humanism

As Orthodox Christians living in the 21st century we as traversing through perilous times. The Truth of Christ in His Church is being relentlessly assaulted in a manner no less than that utilized by Godless Communism in the 20th century, although the methodology is not identical. Nonetheless, the diabolical goal to subjugate Eternal Truth to …

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The Unity of Christ and the Collective of Antichrist

“They will do all these things to you on account of My Name, because they do not know the One Who sent Me” (Jn 15:21). The birth of the spirit of Uniatism On June 5th, of the year 1595, nine Ruthenian1 Orthodox Bishops gathered in the city of Brest (in modern-day Belarus) to formulate and …

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The Divine Liturgy Holds Back the Tide of Evil

Below the reader will find my translation from the Russian of sermon number 17 by St. Seraphim (Zvezdenski), On the Divine Liturgy. The preceding sermons may be found by clicking here. Sermon 16, for whatever reason, is an exact repetition of sermon 7. St. Seraphim lived during the Communist Revolution in Russia, a time of …

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Ukraine, America, and the Subversion of Orthodox Christianity

“They will expel you from the Synagogue! Yes, the time is coming when whoever kills you will think that he is offering service to God! They will do these things because they have not known the Father or Me.” (John 16:2-3). For many years now both “soft” and “hard” persecution has been executed against the …

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There is Nothing on Earth More Powerful than the Divine Liturgy: A Sermon by St. Seraphim (Zvezdenski)

Below the reader will find my translation from the Russian of sermon number 15 by St. Seraphim (Zvezdenski), On the Divine Liturgy. The preceding sermons may be found by clicking here. These sermons by St. Seraphim are of the uttermost importance for Orthodox Christians today. He tells us clearly that there is no greater gift …

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A True Mind and an Evil Mind

Below the reader will find my translation from the Russian of a small section from the works of St. Dimitry of Rostov on acquiring a true and right mind. This topic is of great importance. In a time in which the "wisdom" of the world is many time accepted without proper discenment, it is vital …

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How to Stand with Diligent Attention at the Divine Liturgy: A Sermon by St. Seraphim (Zvezdinski)

Below the reader will find my translation from Russian of Sermon Fourteen on the Div. Liturgy by St. Seraphim (Zvezdenski). This sermon is part of a continuing series of sermons by St. Seraphim (twenty-two in all) that I am in the process of translating. The preceding sermons may be found here. The sermon title is …

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Church, Government, and Sergianism

“Give ear, you that rule over multitudes and boast of many nations. For your dominion was given you from the Lord, and your sovereignty from the Most High, Who will search out your plans. Because as servants of his kingdom you do not rule rightly or keep the law or walk according to the purpose …

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