The Geopolitics of a Fading Kingdom

"The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers gathered together, against the Lord, and against His Christ" (Ps. 2:2). The whole of earthly history is in the hands of God. Even those who strove to wrest history from God's governance, such as the Communists in Russia as a radical example, have ultimately only …

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Growing Cold in Lawlessness

With great sadness, I read that, in an Orwellian like manner, the Church in Greece has recommended to recognized as valid the schismatics in Ukraine. It seems Orwellian because of the propaganda ploy: “if you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it. If you repeat a lie often enough it becomes truth. If …

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Of What Unity Do You Speak?

The executive committee for what is called the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America (that's a mouth full!) met recently and issued a statement which reaffirmed their commitment to Orthodox unity in the U.S. - The Executive Committee of the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of …

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A Last Days Great Revival …?

This is the last segment in a series in which I examine certain aspects of the modern Evangelical Charismatic/Pentecostal movement. A movement I was once a part of. This movement, as noted in earlier articles, has permeated and influenced most of modern Protestantism and also portions of Roman Catholicism. (Links to the preceding articles are …

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Know Thyself

Know thyself.  The Christian understanding of self-knowledge is substantially different from that of the world.  The Christian call is not one of egocentric self-fulfillment or self-gratification. The danger of a quest to “know thyself” outside the bounds of revealed truth manifested in Christ Jesus is that, to some degree or another, it has elements of …

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A Courageous Voice in a time of False Peace

Bishop Theophan of Poltava, of blessed memory, writes, "All has been put to disorder and is worsening. And I grieve over this, but I also rejoice. I grieve because we have no peace, but I rejoice because peace will come! And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds …

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Is Christ Faithless? Examining Protestant Ecclesiology

Is Christ Jesus faithless? Or is He eternally faithful? How does one's view of the Church reflect on the faithfulness of Christ? Proper Ecclesiology (theology of the Church) has always been vital to true Christianity. A staple doctrine of Protestantism teaches that the Church (again using this word loosely) fell into relative darkness just after …

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The Protocol of the Court Case between Western Society and Christ

The West is not failing but has failed. All its promises of freedom, happiness, rights, equality and so forth have been found to be but lies and falsehood. I live in one of the golden experiments of European “values” – America. The festering wounds of “freedom” from God begin to bear more and more fruit, …

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Leave it not to the Tyranny of the World

Excerpts from an extremely pertinent sermon by New Hieromartyr Vladimir (Bogoyavlensky) which he gave in 1901 (at the consecration of Met. Tryphon (Turkestanov)). “...With the current fomenting of minds and religious contradictions, there is no small number of people in Christianity who do not think like Christians, who consider God's wisdom, hidden in mystery, to …

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