Orthodoxy and the Religion of Today

“A teaching that pleases the ears, calms the conscience, and makes people happy creating the impression that everything is wonderful is most likely counterfeit” Elder Athanasios (Mitilianos). Today there is a war being waged for the souls of mankind. It is an ancient war. Yet, for those of us today, the current battles being fought …

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Theology got Vaxxed?

“You got unrighteous doctors dealing drugs that will never cure your ills … when you ganna wake up ….” Bob Dylan. “Christianity must remain eternally unchanging, in no way being dependent on or guided by the spirit of each age. Instead, Christianity is meant to govern and direct the spirit of the age for anyone …

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How to be Saved from Disease

Below is a translation from Russian of portions of a sermon given by the New Hieromartyr Peter (Zverev) during the time of a severe cholera epidemic in Russia during the year of 1910. It is extremely relevant to our times and circumstances. Such examples are of the utmost value for us at current for they …

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It is Difficult to Find Christ

The following is a little more of my translation work from Russian of select works of St. Dimitry of Rostov. This Section touches upon the search for Christ. The Reader will note how timeless the Saint's observations are, many fit our times like a glove. May you the reader find spiritual profit in the text …

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Elite Plans and Religious Puppets

Below is a translation of a short message from Met. Luke of Zaporozhye. Some may find his opening words about the Patriarch of Constantinople to be harsh. Yet, considering the absolute suffering which the actions of the EP have created for faithful Orthodox in Ukraine, they may be mild. I have repeatedly pointed out in …

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A Courageous Example in Troubled Times

In this post I am sharing with you, the reader, two important examples from the life of the New Hiero-martyr Vladimir of Kiev. The accounts are take from his recorded life in “Holy New-Martyrs of Southern Russian” by Vladimir Moss. The first is an account of how the Saint conducted himself during the time of …

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The Democracy of Hell

“Hell is a democracy but Heaven is a Kingdom” St. John of Kronstadt. There is no area of human life which is outside of the governing principles of Truth revealed by God. Humanity may reject Truth but this does not nullify its potency. Truth remains, believed in or not. When men attempt to construct a …

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The Inverted Commandments

“Thou shalt love the Lord your God with all thy heart, and with all they soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it, thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets” (Matt. 22:37-40). The …

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Who of us is Christ’s?

Below is a translation from Russian of a short message from Met. Luke of Zaporozhye. His words remind me of those of Bl. Seraphim Rose, "Orthodoxy is something first of all of the heart, not just the mind, something warm and not abstract and cold, something learned and practiced in life." Begin translation- Who of …

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