The Disease of Secular-Humanism and the Cure

“A man who is blind in relation to one thing (to God) is totally blind in relation to all things; and a man who sees in the one (in God), has vision of all things,” St Symeon the New Theologian.1 Events in the world seem to be transpiring at breakneck speed. This is intentional. Keeping …

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Joyful Light: A Sermon by St. Sebastian Dabovich

Below the reader will find a sermon by one of the few American-born Orthodox saints, Sebastian Dabovich (1863-1940). The sermon was originally printed in the 1966 September – October issue of the Orthodox Word, pp. 129-132. All end notes are from the original article. May we, through the prayers of St. Sebastian, be illumined with …

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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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The Kingdom Proclaimed by the Angels and Prophets

Below the reader will find my translation of sermon 10 on the Divine Liturgy by St. Seraphim (Zvezdenski). All titles and endnotes are my own. Previous sermons may be found here. I pray that you find great encouragement in the wise and profound sermons by St. Seraphim and that your love of worshipping God in …

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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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EXCLUSIVE: The Full Transcript of Lucifer’s Address to Adam and Eve at the First Ecumenical Dialogue of Love, Held in Eden

BREAKING NEWS! Paradise Lost News. EXCLUSIVE! Paradise Lost News has obtained exclusive access to the transcript of the first ecumenical dialogue of love, as it has been called, that is taking place this day in Eden itself. The transcript contains the address of Lucifer, leader of the fallen angels, to the relatively new creation of …

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Proskomedia: The Liturgy of Preparation

My dear readers, below you will find my translation of Sermon nine on the Divine Liturgy by St. Seraphim (Zvezdenski). All endnotes are my own. Also, within the sermon itself, I provide what I consider a few clarifications contained within brackets [ ]. The preceding sermons may be found here. May the rich words of …

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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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