The Priestly Preparation of the Divine Liturgy

Below is my translation from the Russian of the eighth sermon by New Hieromartyr Seraphim (Zvezdinski) on the Divine Liturgy. The preceding sermons may be found here. This is a continuing series. Sermon 8 The Lord says, “I am the bread which came down from heaven” (Jn. 6:41). The bread is His Divine Body and …

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The Revival of the Heart

“Prepare yourselves to confess the Faith, prepare yourselves for martyrdom! God's thunder is all around us!” New Hieromartyr Nikon of Vologda.1 Cultivating the heart in Christ Jesus is vital to true Christianity and steadfast confession. Our Lord Himself warns us to guard our hearts so that they do not grow cold with the times (cf. …

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Courage in the Face of Deceitful Compromise

“Be of good courage and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God; for the Lord will do what is good in His sight” (2 Kingdom/Samuel 10:12). The Lord calls His people to be strong and courageous in Him. St. Paul commands, “Keep on watching, standing fast in the …

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Give Us Not Christ But Barabbas

“'Not this Man, but Barabbas!' Now Barabbas was a robber” (Jn 18:40). Life, Light, Freedom, Truth Himself is revealed to the world and yet many encounter the revelation of Eternity, of the very Divine One, and shrink back into the shadows of fallen human distortion. There, in the murky shadows, humanity may comfort itself with …

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Full Spectrum Data Surveillance, Transhumanism, and the Religion of the End.

In 1957 Julian Huxley, brother of Aldous Huxley, coined the term “Transhuman.” Julian was a staunch evolutionist, eugenicist, and globalist; he was also the grandson of T.H. Huxley, a contemporary and proponent of Darwin and his theory of evolution. In basic, Julian believed that up until the modern area, humanity had hitherto naturally evolved by …

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A Reflection on Ukraine, America, Russia, and War

“The Ukrainian and Russian peoples came out of the Dnieper baptismal font, and the war between these peoples is a repetition of the sin of Cain, who, out of envy, killed his own brother” His Beatitude, Metropolitan Onuphry of All Ukraine. I have been working on another rather large article, which is close to being …

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The Goals of Secular Re-education and the Heart of Man

“My son, give me your heart, and let your eyes observe my ways” (Prov. 23:25/26)1 The secular world seeks to dull and desensitize the heart. It fears living hearts, full of grace and love for Christ Jesus. It does not fear the pseudo-jesus of modernity's spineless ecumenism. In fact, such a pseudo-jesus is actively promoted. …

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On Truth, Love, and Judgment

“Speaking the truth in love, may we grow up in all things into Him who is the head, Christ” (Ephesians 4:15). Truth and love may never be separated. “God is love” proclaims the holy theologian John (cf. 1 Jn. 4:8). Our Lord proclaims, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life” (cf. Jn. 14:6). …

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Enough is Enough, It’s Time to Revolt!

Ascending The Cross

Brothers and sisters, I beg your forgiveness in that I should have written this letter a long time ago. There is “nothing new under the sun”[i] as the teacher of wisdom tells us. Nevertheless, I have felt an urgency for some time, and it seems that now is the precise time to tell you. I do not seek to rouse in you a sense of fear or anxiety, but rather to contemplate these words and with prayer and fasting decide your role, not only in the future but the now.

The last couple of years have revealed to us that the world and those who are of it have are lovers of self, “covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient, unthankful, unholy, without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, traitors, heady, high-minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of…

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