With Whom to Stand?

There is, generally speaking, in the Western world a sad silence that reigns with regard to topics like the persecution of Christians. One such example in recent decades has been the mass persecution and destruction of Christian populations in the Middle East. A number of years ago I gave a small talk in which I …

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New Martyrs of Russia: An All American Feast Day

“Christianity must remain eternally unchanging, in no way being dependent on or guided by the spirit of each age. Instead, Christianity is meant to govern and direct the spirit of the age for anyone who obeys its teachings.” St Theophan the Recluse Millions upon millions of martyrs; a concrete number is hard to ascertain. Indeed, …

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Sweet Kisses of Betrayal

“Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, 'What will you give me if I deliver Him up to you?' And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver.” Matthew 26:14-15. Whatever the means by which Judas came to the point where his heart was ripe to …

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Schismatics, Whitewashed Tombs, and Ukraine

“He ... that hateth his brother, is in darkness even until now” 1 John 2:9. Clearly, True Christianity has doctrine, it has canons, it has good order, and so forth as the Scriptures instruct. All of these things are in place to protect and make evident the true revelation and encounter with Christ God. They, …

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The Cosmic Significance of Tsar Nicholas II

“Give ear, you that rule over the 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 works and inquire into your plans” Wisdom 6:2-3. The Tsar-Martyr Nicholas II is, I would contend, one of the most significant …

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