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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On the Antichrist: Great will be the Contest

“Many prayer and tears are necessary for us, beloved ones, in order that some of us should prove firm in temptations” St. Ephraim the Syrian. To discern the times around us we must be somewhat (at least) proficient in discerning underlying spirits. To do so, the Christian must be reading the Holy Scriptures and the …

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The Temple of Pharmakon

“By seeking to sever the connection of the sciences with any higher principle, under the pretext of assuring their independence, the modern conception robs them of all deeper meaning and even of all real interest from the point of view of knowledge; it can only lead them down a blind alley,” Rene Guenon. A Christian …

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Orthodoxy and the Religion of Today

“A teaching that pleases the ears, calms the conscience, and makes people happy creating the impression that everything is wonderful is most likely counterfeit” Elder Athanasios (Mitilianos). Today there is a war being waged for the souls of mankind. It is an ancient war. Yet, for those of us today, the current battles being fought …

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It is Difficult to Find Christ

The following is a little more of my translation work from Russian of select works of St. Dimitry of Rostov. This Section touches upon the search for Christ. The Reader will note how timeless the Saint's observations are, many fit our times like a glove. May you the reader find spiritual profit in the text …

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Black Crows and White Doves: the Deception of False Orthodoxy

Below is a translation I made from Russian of one of Met. Luke of Zaporozhye's most timely writings - Christ is in our midst, my dear readers. Black crows and white doves. “I would have you know, brothers, that the Gospel that was preached by me is not according to man. For I did not …

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