With Whom Will I be Left?

Of great relevance to contemporary issues is the following incident from the life of Archbishop Theophan of Poltava of blessed memory. Such an incident gives guidance to lovers of truth in the midst of certain unstable situations. An evident example is the situation in Ukraine (which affects America too) and the establishment of a pseudo-church …

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Straddling the Fence

“Have I surrendered to the will of God, or am I still acting like the boss? Bob Dylan, Are you Ready. An epidemic of the modern disposition is the search for spirituality without sacrifice. This is reflected in modernity's disdain for absolutes (even though secularism, a fundamental of modernity, is ultimately absolutist in its expression) …

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New Martyrs of Russia: An All American Feast Day

“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 who obeys its teachings.” St Theophan the Recluse Millions upon millions of martyrs; a concrete number is hard to ascertain. Indeed, …

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Moral Heresy

In true Christianity, Orthodoxy, right faith and living go hand in hand. For instance, a person cannot confess that Jesus Christ is not God and be an Orthodox Christian, in confessing something contrary to the revelation of God in His Church such a one is setting himself at odds with that revelation. Of course, one …

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A Sacrifice for Apostasy

“We must stand bravely.” Ss. Juventius and Maximinus. The essential truth and reality of Christian revelation are in no way dependent upon quantitativeness. The revelation of Christ Jesus, given once for all (cf. Jude 3), is itself the fullness of the Faith. It remains so, whether a vast multitude believes in it, or scantily few. …

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The Religious Phenomenon of LGBTQ-ism

Every person has a worldview - principles, beliefs, and a school of thought by which one encounters and experiences the surrounding world and its events. Most of the time, at least in “Western” societies, this worldview is self-chosen. A worldview forms and encompasses the process by which a person relates to general questions of life, …

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A Millstone is Better

True Christianity is timeless and eternal because it has its source in the Eternal and Timeless God. The revelation of Christ Jesus does not come in and out of fashion. True, it may wane in popularity because it does not substantiate and justify every fleeting whim of humanity, most of all modernity. The issue is not …

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