The Talisman Mask

It seems that various places are once again promoting the mask talisman as a protection against viruses. Wearing a mask does not protect other people from a virus. Wearing ones does not protect you from a virus. I'm not making a political statement, I'm making a statement based on research into the matter. It should …

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Just Follow the Science

“The whole clue of all this liberation is in the plot against Christ, and not at all in making human life better and more prosperous for the sake of changing one social system for another. Thus it behooves us to carefully preserve, and boldly and firmly stand up for, anything that can safeguard the sacred …

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The Medicine of Knowledge

“Apart from Me, you are not able to do anything,” John 15:5. Is true knowledge able to be separated from God? Is there some earthly knowledge that is outside the sphere of Faith? At current, even Christians can be heard making claims regarding current events, such as, “this is a medical/scientific question, not a spiritual …

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Instructions on the Path of Virtue, by St. Dimitry of Rostov

Over the past years I have shared a few pieces, translated from Russian, by St. Dimitry of Rostov. A number of years ago I translated a collection of his works. I attempted to publish it via a self-publishing site, but I've never been very proficient in promotion. So not much came of it. Over the …

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Courts of Apostasy and the Temple of the Faithful

“I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told: 'Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample over the holy …

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Purifying Fire: Sermon of St. Seraphim (Zvezdinski) on the Divine Liturgy

“You shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you” Deut. 6:14. Since the time of Seth, the Lord has set apart unto Himself those who will abide in the true worship of Him. The guarding of true worship is an inextricable vocation of those who worship …

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On the Antichrist: Great will be the Contest

“Many prayer and tears are necessary for us, beloved ones, in order that some of us should prove firm in temptations” St. Ephraim the Syrian. To discern the times around us we must be somewhat (at least) proficient in discerning underlying spirits. To do so, the Christian must be reading the Holy Scriptures and the …

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BREAKING NEWS: Polarizing Figure, John the Baptist, Arrested

BREAKING NEWS: John, known as the Baptizer - arrested. Zion Post, Hezron Bar-Azar reporting. The Zion Post just received confirmation that king Herod has arrested John the Baptist. Of late, John grew quite vocal in his opposition of King Herod, who took his brother Philip's wife as his own. John emphatically asserted that such an …

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To the Church of Laodicea: The Fallen Must Arise

“To the Angel of the Church in Laodicea write: These things saith the the Amen, the Martyr, the Faithful One and True One, the Beginning of the creation of God” (Rev. 3:14). The final and True Word has spoken, the final Amen. After Whom there is no other Amen. The Lord Jesus is the the …

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The Temple of the Living God

My dear readers, below you will find a translation of a sermon by the New Hieromartyr Seraphim (Zvezdinski). It is the first of twenty two sermons specifically on the subject of the Divine Liturgy. It is, as far as I know, the first time it appears in English. As with all the holy newmartyrs of …

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