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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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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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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The Time of Testing has Come

Below the reader will find a very spiritually edifying letter from St. Nikon of Optina. St. Nikon was one of the last Elders of the Monastery of Optina. He served in Optina until it was totally shut down by the Soviets in the early 1920s. St Nikon, like hundreds of thousands of other Orthodox Christians, …

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Understanding the Signs of the Times: Apostasy and Antichrist (Part 2).

Below the reader will find part two of the very spiritually profitable talk given by Archbishop Averky of blessed memory. The original title is “‘Salt is beguiling’ – a sign of the approaching end: To the centenary of the blessed repose of Bishop Ignatius (Bryanchaninov).” Part one may be found here. I provide the text …

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Understand the Signs of the Times (part 1)

Below the reader will find a most spiritually profitable talk given by Archbishop Averky of blessed memory on the teachings of St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov). I have provided the text "as is" below, it is taken from a collection of Archbp. Averky's works. The original title is, "'Salt is beguiling' - a sign of the approaching …

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The Gatekeepers and the Kingdom of Heaven

Almost anything, even profitable things, maybe twisted by men for improper use. The Old Testament Law and Covenant were good, as the Scriptures testify. Yet, many a person in the Old Testament abused the good revelation of God to Moses on Sinai for their own means and ends. Numerous books of the Prophets clearly address …

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On Truth and Love

Below the reader will find the work of St. Theophan the Recluse, "On Truth and Love." On some of my social media accounts, I posted the recent statement from the Synod of the OCA, "On Same-Sex Relations and Sexual Identity." In it, Glory to God, the Synod upholds Orthodox teaching. It was striking to me …

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