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A Journal of Orthodox Culture

Ye Shall Be As Gods: The Nature of Lawlessness
18 Aug 2018 at 12:52pm
by Hieromonk Gabriel
Ye Shall Be As Gods: The Nature of Lawlessness

Lawlessness is the defining characteristic of both Antichristianity and the modern world. The Antichrist is described by St. Paul as “that lawless one,” and without any doubt at the heart of the modern era is revolution: the unprecedented systemat...



What is Prelest?
4 Aug 2018 at 12:50pm
by Alexei Osipov
What is Prelest?

Prelest (in Greek, “plani”) is the spiritual correlate of high blood pressure: its progression is slow and silent, and it often goes unnoticed until it reaches a deadly stage. From our friends at Orthochristian.com, here are two articles on prele...



Chesterton and the Noble Value of Declaring Enemies
26 Jul 2018 at 7:09pm
by Jesse S. Cone
Chesterton and the Noble Value of Declaring Enemies

For the ancient philosopher Heraclitus, πóλεμος (polemos or strife) is “the father of all things,” an aphorism that seeks not to encourage actual warfare, but rather to acknowledge that conflict and struggle in one form or another bring to light w...



The Transhumanism Revolution: Oppression Disguised as Liberation
20 Jul 2018 at 5:00am
by Libby Emmons
The Transhumanism Revolution: Oppression Disguised as Liberation

Transhumanism is an ideology asserting that humans must harness technological advancements to take an active, intelligent role in their own evolution. The transhumanist push towards a reimagining of our own humanity and our shared future is a prim...



One Hundred Years Since the Murder of the Russian Royal Family
15 Jul 2018 at 10:00pm
by Alfred Kentigern Siewers
One Hundred Years Since the Murder of the Russian Royal Family

Tuesday, July 17, 2018, marks the centennial of the killing of the Russian royal family. On that date a hundred years ago, the last tsar of Russia, Nicholas II, his wife the tsarina Alexandra, their five children and four retainers, were ushered ...



The Importance and Power of Words
11 Jul 2018 at 11:40am
by Archbishop Sergius of Prague
The Importance and Power of Words

We communicate mainly through word, and it does matter how we do it. Our word is a reflection of the Incarnate Word. The Lord said, "Let there be light." And the invisible received its existence through word. Word is the greatest power in the worl...



The Silence of Zacharias
4 Jul 2018 at 3:18pm
by Fr. Matthew Fuhrman
The Silence of Zacharias

“Behold, you will be mute and not able to speak until the day these things take place” (St. Luke 1:20). As we all have just heard, because of his doubt, the priest Zacharias was struck dumb. And with this silencing of Zacharias the three tradition...



In Memorium: Reader Herman (H. Tristram) Engelhardt (1941-2018) [VIDEO]
28 Jun 2018 at 3:31pm
by Ana S. Iltis and Mark J. Cherry
In Memorium: Reader Herman (H. Tristram) Engelhardt (1941-2018) [VIDEO]

One of the towering figures in American Orthodoxy has reposed. Struggling to recover from surgery performed last December, Herman fell asleep in Christ on the morning of June 21 in Houston, Texas among family, friends, and clergy. As an author, as...



Fr. Patrick Viscuso Commencement Address: Counsels to Seminary Graduates
27 Jun 2018 at 5:06am
by Fr. Patrick Viscuso
Fr. Patrick Viscuso Commencement Address: Counsels to Seminary Graduates

What compels a man to seek ordination? Is it the thought of exercising power and authority with those same hands over other lives? Or does the reason lie in becoming servants of the people of God? Such servants do not seek power over anyone, but a...



The Meaning of Holy Chrism and Holy Unction
24 Jun 2018 at 8:43pm
by Mario Baghos
The Meaning of Holy Chrism and Holy Unction

The Holy Oil used for Holy Unction in the healing prayers and Holy Chrismation during baptism is a symbol but in the Greek, not English, meaning of the term. In Greek the term symbol (σύμβολον) means the place where two realities come together, in...