Being a Clergyman Today Means Scaling the Most Difficult and Greatest Heights

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by Patriarch Kirill of Moscow October 26, 2014. His Holiness, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, presided over the Great Consecration of a church in honor of the Holy Apostle and Evangelist John the Theologian on the premises of the Saratov Theological Seminary and celebrated the Divine Liturgy at the newly consecrated church on October 26, 2014. Following the divine services, the Primate ... More...

On The Failures of “General” Christology

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by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon In orthodox formulations of Christology, there exists an ongoing and apparently irreducible quandary: How should we speak of the obviously "special" quality of Christ's humanity without compromising the principle that he was "made like unto his brethren" (Hebrews 2:17)? Or, to put the question from the opposite direction, how should we express his solidarity ... More...

The 2014 New Testament Challenge

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  Beginning Nov. 15th (that is, in just 3 weeks from tomorrow, at the beginning of the Advent/Nativity Fast), we will once again be embarking on our annual challenge event to read through the entire New Testament (aloud) by Christmas! This is a great endeavor and exercise and you should join it! Read with your spouse as an Advent discipline! Even children can do this, and they have. You can do ... More...

Get Ready for the 30(40) Days of Blogging

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by Fr. John A. Peck It's that time of year - and what a time! November 15th, 2014 marks the 5th year of our annual blogging exercise, The 30(40) Days of Blogging, for priests, deacons, bishops, pastors, laymen, or anyone else who would like to get started in Christian Blogging. We are only three weeks away! There is a greater need for good, consistent pastoral blogging than ever before, and ... More...

On The Great Apostasy

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by St. Hippolytus of Rome The Scriptures will be despised, and everywhere they will sing the songs of the adversary. Fornications, and adulteries, and perjuries will fill the land; sorceries, and incantations, and divinations will follow after these with all force and zeal. And, on the whole, from among those who profess to be Christians will rise up then false prophets, false apostles, ... More...