A Journal of Orthodox Culture
16 Feb 2019 at 4:28pm
by Joseph Flavius
Hats off to Byantine TX for this handy guide for Lent and Holy Week that outlines this penitential period in ways easy to comprehend and digest! The "How to Participate" section is especially valuable for inculcating simple practices into our dai...
11 Feb 2019 at 11:48am
by Fr. Seraphim Rose
Fr. Seraphim Rose (1934-1982), a convert to Orthodoxy and whose story mirrors that of many Americans looking for a way out of the superficiality that characterizes much of the American religious landscape, left writings that guide pilgrims even to...
1 Feb 2019 at 10:17pm
by Roger Scruton
The Ottoman Empire, Roger Scruton writes, was not composed of nation-states but of creed communities. Peace between the sects could not be ensured by borders, as in Europe, but only by custom. Peace is precarious and requires constant work and arc...
22 Jan 2019 at 5:46am
by George Mantzaridis
Drawing upon the Patristic distinction between God’s transcendent and hidden essence (ousia), and His energies (energeia,) which are operative and manifest throughout creation, we can understand God’s commandments not as formal dictates but as His...
16 Jan 2019 at 2:13pm
by Dylan Gallimore
The Early Fathers of the Church drew upon the philosophy of Stoicism, not only by appropriating certain elements of its philosophical lexicon, but also in shaping the Church’s articulation of moral virtues. Questioning from a secular perspective ...
5 Jan 2019 at 1:15pm
by Met. Hilarion Alfeyev
The finale of the Christmas Oratorio composed by Met. Hilarion Alfeyev, chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church and performed by the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra in 2007.
30 Dec 2018 at 9:20pm
by St. Philaret of Moscow
Christ's entry into the world, particularly in the way He entered us, reveals how humility overthrows all worldly presumption and the contrivances of the powerful so that grace might fill the world.
24 Dec 2018 at 6:54am
by Protopresbyter (Dr) Doru Costache Costache
As Orthodoxy becomes rooted in areas far from its Mediterranean homelands, it is important to keep seeking ways to articulate the eternal truths of faith in the languages and imagery of these new lands.
18 Dec 2018 at 6:44pm
by Mary Lowell
It is no accident that most of the language used in the Orthodox services is poetic. Good poetry has the ability to take us into the depths of things much more powerfully than prose.
These two Nativity poems by Mary Lowell penetrate a mother's re...
9 Dec 2018 at 6:31am
by Hieromonk Athanasius (Deriugin)
Sometimes the trials and irritations of everyday life seem almost impossible to bear gracefully, and at such times we may wonder how it would be possible to endure a far more harsh and hostile environment, such as a Soviet Gulag.