Without Christ, Everything is in Vain

“If we burnish the wires, the sinful man can become a good conductor, and then the Grace of God will be transmitted to provide the divine light of Grace. Otherwise, the system is short-circuited and Grace cannot enter. The basic thing is for man to take care not to lose the Grace of God, so …

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This World is Not Our Home

“Many lose their true home because they have greater love for the road that leads them there. Let us not love the road rather than our home, in case we should lose our eternal home … Let us keep to this principle, therefore, that we should live as travelers and pilgrims on the road … …

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Without Suffering there is no Faith

The only way to life is by holding fast to our Lord Jesus Christ, to Truth. I offer below words from St. John of Kronstadt on the vital topic of holding fast the faith. It is imperative that we as Orthodox Christians are striving to uphold the clear standard of faith as revealed and guarded …

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The Diplomacy of Deceit

Archbishop Averky (Taushev) of blessed memory was and is a firm and unabashed patristic voice. I offer one of his works below, which was originally entitled "See that Ye Walk Circumspectly" (I changed the title for my blog. The only other change I made was to alter the British spelling of Saviour to the standard …

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Commandments and Anti-commandments

“Amen; yes, come, Lord Jesus” (Rev. 22:20). Here is the longing of the true Christian heart. From it is ever welling up a desire for Christ the Lord; a seeking of Him ever more and more. This is both personal and corporate. It is both an ongoing and reoccurring event and simultaneously one of most …

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The Emerging World Order and a Throne of Power

The Antichrist will take the throne of health. A certain flu (virus) will appear, it will be like the flu. But this is an invented disease. It is recommended to avoid all types of vaccination. And those who are not vaccinated will be isolated" Elder Savvas (Achilleos). It is indisputable that there is a large …

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Just Follow the Science

“The whole clue of all this liberation is in the plot against Christ, and not at all in making human life better and more prosperous for the sake of changing one social system for another. Thus it behooves us to carefully preserve, and boldly and firmly stand up for, anything that can safeguard the sacred …

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The Medicine of Knowledge

“Apart from Me, you are not able to do anything,” John 15:5. Is true knowledge able to be separated from God? Is there some earthly knowledge that is outside the sphere of Faith? At current, even Christians can be heard making claims regarding current events, such as, “this is a medical/scientific question, not a spiritual …

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Courts of Apostasy and the Temple of the Faithful

“I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told: 'Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample over the holy …

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Purifying Fire: Sermon of St. Seraphim (Zvezdinski) on the Divine Liturgy

“You shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you” Deut. 6:14. Since the time of Seth, the Lord has set apart unto Himself those who will abide in the true worship of Him. The guarding of true worship is an inextricable vocation of those who worship …

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