You’re a Fundamentalist!

One of my favorite responses of those who are attempting to deconstruct the Orthodox Faith from within (lovingly called “liberal” or “progressive” Orthodox) when they are confronted with indisputable Scriptural and Patristic realities that clearly refute their secular “opinions” is – “your a fundamentalist!” Or, “That's a fundamentalist stance/argument!” Clearly, there is nothing more horrible …

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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 Cosmic Significance of Tsar Nicholas II

“Give ear, you that rule over the 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 works and inquire into your plans” Wisdom 6:2-3. The Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II is, I would contend, one of the most significant …

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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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The Rebellion of Korah

True Christianity is priestly by nature; even more so, it has always had a defined and visible priesthood. To deny priesthood is to deny an elemental component of Christianity. “Wait,” the reply comes from certain groups, “we are all priests unto God, have you not read in the Scriptures, 'You yourselves are being built up …

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You’re Free Not to Think

An important goal of secular humanism, one that must be clearly understood, is to stir up issues where they do not, or at best slightly, exist. Class or racial tension must be maintained; in fact, an old communist teaching instructed its adherents: if there are no tensions, they must be created. Our "leftist" humanist friends …

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The Self Liquidation of Christianity, a reflection

The article entitled The Self Liquidation of Christianity was written in 1966 by Eugene Rose, more well known as Fr. Seraphim. It was originally published in The Orthodox Word. Fr. Seraphim is a penetrating and acute thinker (he passed away in the early 1980's). I would even venture to say prophetic, in the purer sense …

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Antichrist is a Nice Guy

In the person of the Antichrist resides the culmination of a whole spiritual trajectory of fallen humanity and its rebellion against God. He is the ultimate manifestation of mankind's desire to live without God. This desire is not strictly atheistic, that is, a complete and total rejection of the idea of God. The spirit of …

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