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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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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Instructions on the Path of Virtue, by St. Dimitry of Rostov

Over the past years I have shared a few pieces, translated from Russian, by St. Dimitry of Rostov. A number of years ago I translated a collection of his works. I attempted to publish it via a self-publishing site, but I've never been very proficient in promotion. So not much came of it. Over the …

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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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The Temple of the Living God

My dear readers, below you will find a translation of a sermon by the New Hieromartyr Seraphim (Zvezdinski). It is the first of twenty two sermons specifically on the subject of the Divine Liturgy. It is, as far as I know, the first time it appears in English. As with all the holy newmartyrs of …

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Have We Lived by Lies?

“If you abide in My word, truly you are My disciples; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free” (Jn. 8:31-32). There is no lie in truth. There cannot be. Christ Jesus is Truth Himself, He has come that we may live in the Truth. To abide in a lie …

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