The Antiphons: Hymns of Holy Delight

Below the reader will find my translation of sermon 11 in the series of sermons by St. Seraphim on the Div. Liturgy. May his inspired words of explanation on the Div. Liturgy continue to stir up in us a deeper love for God and a greater zeal to worship Him. (All titles are my own …

Continue reading The Antiphons: Hymns of Holy Delight

Sacred Fear of the Holy Things

Below the reader will find a beautiful excerpt from a sermon by St. Sebastian (Dabovich) For Holy Communion. The excerpt is from an old Orthodox Word. In our times, and I would suspect in any times too, it is of great benefit to remind ourselves of the manner in which the Saints speak about the …

Continue reading Sacred Fear of the Holy Things

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 …

Continue reading On Truth and Love

Sinister Psychosis and the Remembrance of God

“The progress of technology had led and is still leading to just such a concentration and centralization of power” Aldous Huxley. “Take heed to yourselves, lest your hearts be weighed down with carousing, drunkenness, and the cares of this life, and that Day come on you unexpectedly. For it will come as a snare on …

Continue reading Sinister Psychosis and the Remembrance of God

The Disease of Secular-Humanism and the Cure

“A man who is blind in relation to one thing (to God) is totally blind in relation to all things; and a man who sees in the one (in God), has vision of all things,” St Symeon the New Theologian.1 Events in the world seem to be transpiring at breakneck speed. This is intentional. Keeping …

Continue reading The Disease of Secular-Humanism and the Cure

Joyful Light: A Sermon by St. Sebastian Dabovich

Below the reader will find a sermon by one of the few American-born Orthodox saints, Sebastian Dabovich (1863-1940). The sermon was originally printed in the 1966 September – October issue of the Orthodox Word, pp. 129-132. All end notes are from the original article. May we, through the prayers of St. Sebastian, be illumined with …

Continue reading Joyful Light: A Sermon by St. Sebastian Dabovich

The Kingdom Proclaimed by the Angels and Prophets

Below the reader will find my translation of sermon 10 on the Divine Liturgy by St. Seraphim (Zvezdenski). All titles and endnotes are my own. Previous sermons may be found here. I pray that you find great encouragement in the wise and profound sermons by St. Seraphim and that your love of worshipping God in …

Continue reading The Kingdom Proclaimed by the Angels and Prophets

Salvation in No Other Name: Christians! You Must Know Christ!

Here is a spectacle worthy of bitter lamentation: Christians who do not know in what Christianity consists! St. Ignatius Brianchaninov The reader will find below a most pertinent letter by St. Ignatius Brianchaninov. In it, he addresses mentalities and ideas that have only become more accentuated in our times. As Orthodox Christians, St. Ignatius calls …

Continue reading Salvation in No Other Name: Christians! You Must Know Christ!

EXCLUSIVE: The Full Transcript of Lucifer’s Address to Adam and Eve at the First Ecumenical Dialogue of Love, Held in Eden

BREAKING NEWS! Paradise Lost News. EXCLUSIVE! Paradise Lost News has obtained exclusive access to the transcript of the first ecumenical dialogue of love, as it has been called, that is taking place this day in Eden itself. The transcript contains the address of Lucifer, leader of the fallen angels, to the relatively new creation of …

Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: The Full Transcript of Lucifer’s Address to Adam and Eve at the First Ecumenical Dialogue of Love, Held in Eden