The Life of the Holy New Hieromartyr Pavel of the Russian Far East

“I clearly see that the people’s task is not to remake the state system, but to work on the human person, and to be better yourself, and even to suffer for the truth.” Holy New-Hieromartyr Pavel. 1886 saw a terrible cholera epidemic in the city of Kolyvan, Siberia when young Pavel (Paul) Lasareff was 6 …

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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 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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The Escape from Materialism

The crisis of our day is not essentially a political one, nor is it fundamentally about a virus and its effects on the human person and surrounding society, nor the environment, or whatever else we could add to the current list. These events, or crises within the crisis, are but the outward and material manifestations …

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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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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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