The Gatekeepers and the Kingdom of Heaven

Almost anything, even profitable things, maybe twisted by men for improper use. The Old Testament Law and Covenant were good, as the Scriptures testify. Yet, many a person in the Old Testament abused the good revelation of God to Moses on Sinai for their own means and ends. Numerous books of the Prophets clearly address …

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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 …

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The Desert: the End Time Dwelling for the Church

“These things I have spoken to you, in order that you should not be made to stumble. They shall put you out of the synagogues; yea, moreover there comes an hour that everyone who kills you should think that he offers God a service” (Jn. 16:1-2). The path of a true Christian can be nothing …

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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 Suicide of Western Society and the Only Hope for its Resurrection

Below the reader will find an excerpt from the introduction by Fr. Seraphim (Rose) of blessed memory to The Vita Patrum, the Life of the Fathers, by St. Gregory of Tours. Although sadly, the work is currently out of print, it is nonetheless of monumental value to Christians in the West (I would encourage St. Herman Press …

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The Talisman Mask

It seems that various places are once again promoting the mask talisman as a protection against viruses. Wearing a mask does not protect other people from a virus. Wearing ones does not protect you from a virus. I'm not making a political statement, I'm making a statement based on research into the matter. It should …

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To the Church of Laodicea: The Fallen Must Arise

“To the Angel of the Church in Laodicea write: These things saith the the Amen, the Martyr, the Faithful One and True One, the Beginning of the creation of God” (Rev. 3:14). The final and True Word has spoken, the final Amen. After Whom there is no other Amen. The Lord Jesus is the the …

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Anti-church and the Abomination of the Desolation

Christ is Risen! “Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you where ever you go” (Joshua 1:9). “The Church is forever eager to joyfully walk towards apocalyptic martyrdom in order to defend and preserve the theanthropic Person of Christ,” St. Justin Popovich. …

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To the Church in Philadelphia, Hold Fast to the Word of Truth

“And to the Church in Philadelphia write: 'These things saith the Holy One, the True One, the One having the key of David, the One opening and no one shall close, and closing and no one shall open” (Rev. 3:7). The Lord Jesus Christ is True God. He is the only standard of Truth in …

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