There is Nothing on Earth More Powerful than the Divine Liturgy: A Sermon by St. Seraphim (Zvezdenski)

Below the reader will find my translation from the Russian of sermon number 15 by St. Seraphim (Zvezdenski), On the Divine Liturgy. The preceding sermons may be found by clicking here. These sermons by St. Seraphim are of the uttermost importance for Orthodox Christians today. He tells us clearly that there is no greater gift …

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A True Mind and an Evil Mind

Below the reader will find my translation from the Russian of a small section from the works of St. Dimitry of Rostov on acquiring a true and right mind. This topic is of great importance. In a time in which the "wisdom" of the world is many time accepted without proper discenment, it is vital …

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How to Stand with Diligent Attention at the Divine Liturgy: A Sermon by St. Seraphim (Zvezdinski)

Below the reader will find my translation from Russian of Sermon Fourteen on the Div. Liturgy by St. Seraphim (Zvezdenski). This sermon is part of a continuing series of sermons by St. Seraphim (twenty-two in all) that I am in the process of translating. The preceding sermons may be found here. The sermon title is …

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Church, Government, and Sergianism

“Give ear, you that rule over multitudes and boast of many nations. For your dominion was given you from the Lord, and your sovereignty from the Most High, Who will search out your plans. Because as servants of his kingdom you do not rule rightly or keep the law or walk according to the purpose …

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The Time of Testing has Come

Below the reader will find a very spiritually edifying letter from St. Nikon of Optina. St. Nikon was one of the last Elders of the Monastery of Optina. He served in Optina until it was totally shut down by the Soviets in the early 1920s. St Nikon, like hundreds of thousands of other Orthodox Christians, …

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Understanding the Signs of the Times: Apostasy and Antichrist (Part 2).

Below the reader will find part two of the very spiritually profitable talk given by Archbishop Averky of blessed memory. The original title is “‘Salt is beguiling’ – a sign of the approaching end: To the centenary of the blessed repose of Bishop Ignatius (Bryanchaninov).” Part one may be found here. I provide the text …

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Understand the Signs of the Times (part 1)

Below the reader will find a most spiritually profitable talk given by Archbishop Averky of blessed memory on the teachings of St. Ignatius (Brianchaninov). I have provided the text "as is" below, it is taken from a collection of Archbp. Averky's works. The original title is, "'Salt is beguiling' - a sign of the approaching …

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The Gatekeepers and the Kingdom of Heaven

Almost anything, even profitable things, maybe twisted by men for improper use. The Old Testament Law and Covenant were good, as the Scriptures testify. Yet, many a person in the Old Testament abused the good revelation of God to Moses on Sinai for their own means and ends. Numerous books of the Prophets clearly address …

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The Lord, Who has Revealed Himself to Us

Below the reader will find my translation from the Russian of sermons 12 and 13 "On the Divine Liturgy," by St. Seraphim (Zvezdenski). The preceding sermons may be found here. All titles and footnotes are my own. Sermon 12 The earthly life of our Lord Jesus Christ up until the point of His being revealed …

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