The Strongest and Greatest Man of All Born on Earth

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by Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh We aren't better than John the Baptist. Do you have a doubt. Get over it! Remember one more person, the strongest and greatest man of all born on earth, John the Baptist, Christ’s friend. He was in prison, in death horror. He was waiting for death to come, when suddenly his soul, the strongest of all that had ever lived on earth, started to doubt. Source ... More...

Homily On The Nativity Of The Most Pure Theotokos

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By St. Demetrius, Metropolitan of Rostov The Lord, Who lives in the heavens, wishing to appear on earth and abide with men, first prepared a dwelling place of His glory: His Most Pure Mother. For it is the custom of kings that in whatsoever city they desire to live, a place of residence be prepared for them beforehand. And as the palaces of earthly kings are constructed by the most skilled ... More...

What Is Eucharist? from 106 AD

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by St. Ignatius of Antioch "Take note of those who hold heterodox opinions on the grace of Jesus Christ which has come to us, and see how contrary their opinions are to the mind of God….They abstain from the Eucharist and from prayer because they do not confess that the Eucharist is the flesh of our Savior Jesus Christ, flesh which suffered for our sins and which that Father, in his goodness, ... More...

On the Feast of the Beheading of St John, the Glorious Prophet, Forerunner and Baptist of the Lord

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by St.Justin Popovich  Today is a little Great Friday, a second Great Friday. For today the greatest man among those born of women, John, the Holy Forerunner and Baptiser of the Lord, is murdered. On Great Friday, people murdered God, crucified God. On today’s holy great feast, people murdered the greatest of all men. It is not I who chose to use the expression “the greatest.” What are my ... More...

The Gospel meets the Prosperity Gospel

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by St. Ignatius of Antioch (d. 106 AD) From Syria even unto Rome I fight with beasts, both by land and sea, both by night and day, being bound to ten leopards, I mean a band of soldiers, who, even when they receive benefits, show themselves all the worse. But I am the more instructed by their injuries [to act as a disciple of Christ]; "yet am I not thereby justified." May I enjoy the wild ... More...