A Journal of Orthodox Culture
15 Jun 2019 at 7:00am
by Met. Hierotheos (Vlachos) of Nafpaktos
“Why was it necessary for the Ascension to happen and for the Holy Spirit to descend?”
In two volumes of Empirical Dogmatics, Metropolitan Hierotheos offers us a once-hidden treasure: the unwritten teachings of Fr John Romanides, one of the great...
12 Jun 2019 at 6:56am
by Archimandrite Aimilianos (Vafeidis)
Technology has led us into a dangerous new arena. As Fr Aimilianos puts it, whereas in industrial society people were ccnsumers enslaved to the products they had made, in post-industrial society they are “ becoming consumers and slaves to [the] im...
6 Jun 2019 at 9:49pm
by Elder Cleopa of Romania
In this simple parable, Elder Cleopa explains how events that appear random, arbitrary, and even evil may in fact serve a higher purpose.
23 May 2019 at 10:48am
by GK Chesterton
In this recollection of his youth, the noted English writer G. K. Chesterton reflects on the terrifying and lingering impact of an encounter with evil in the person of one of his companions. The narrative is made unusually powerful by the skill wi...
15 May 2019 at 1:25pm
by St. Theophan the Recluse
Establishing and maintaining a prayer rule does not have to be an onerous experience, one that is more likely to fail than succeed, writes St. Theophan the Recluse. We need a prayer rule because we need discipline, but that discipline has to be do...
4 May 2019 at 4:23pm
by Christopher Veniamin
Dogma, Fr. John Romanides taught, exists to guide the faithful and to safeguard against false teaching. Dogmas don't contain the substance of the encounter with God, they describe and direct it. Dogma itself must be experienced, lit with the fire ...
2 May 2019 at 3:54pm
by Fr. George Calciu
In 1978, Fr George Calciu delivered seven courageous homilies, one on each Wednesday of Lent, addressing the youth of Romania, knowing that his defiance would earn him even more long years of communist imprisonment. These became monuments of resis...
24 Apr 2019 at 11:47am
by Fr. Michael Harper
The right word can make the meaning of something clear, and the wrong word can obscure or even hide its real meaning. The right word for the celebration of the resurrection of Christ is the Greek word "Pascha" which means "Passover" in English. It...
17 Apr 2019 at 1:32pm
by St. Nikolai (Velimirovic)
Although it was an historical event that took place at a particular time and place, Our Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem has other dimensions as well. For example, it fulfills in a remarkable way the clear and precise prophecy of the Prophet...
12 Apr 2019 at 11:17pm
by St. Sophronios Patriarch of Jerusalem
This Life of Our Venerable Mother Mary of Egypt was written down in the seventh century by Saint Sophronios, Patriarch of Jerusalem, some hundred years after the repose of the holy Mary, who fell asleep in the Lord April 1, 522.