On Birth Control

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Is using birth control a sin? What do the Orthodox think? What did Catholics think? What did the Protestant Reformers think? Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon shares his thoughts on this controversial topic. Many thanks to Theoria videos for this excellent presentation.       On Birth Control Share the post […]

St. John Chrysostom for the 21st Century

  by Fr. Josiah Trenham Originally, we published this outstanding presentation four years ago. It is very worth a read at this time in the history of the Church. This presentation was an address delivered at a Convocation of the Orthodox Inter-Seminary Movement at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, MA on November […]

Only Christians Can Know The Meaning Of Life

by St. Nikolai Velimirovich “Only Christians can know what the meaning of life is. Period. And the purpose is – the kingdom of heaven. The first words of Christ or the proclamation of this purpose, quote repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” His last words were, quote go into the whole world […]

What is the Difference Between Orthodox Christians and Heretics?

By Fr. John Romanides Now from the standpoint of tradition, modern Orthodoxy and traditional Orthodoxy are not the same. Of course, they share something in common – the Bible – but that is only part of tradition. The question remains: what is the essence of tradition? What is the core of tradition? You will find […]

No Old Testament, No Christian Theology

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Understanding Salvation to consist in the union of human beings with God, the Church, rather early in the history of Sacred Theology, perceived (and went on, in her conciliar determinations, to define) an intimate connection between the truth of Salvation and the truth of the Incarnation. Briefly stated, this means […]

The Lost Heroine Of The Old Testament: Part 1

Susannah What did we lose when Martin Luther senselessly discarded some books from the Bible? Most people who read the Bible know nothing about Susannah. This three part article by Fr. Patrick gives a glimpse into a powerful heroine and type for Christians, all but lost to the ‘Bible-reading’ American. With the evidence from early, […]

Soul-Killing State Of Mind: Part 6

An Afterword © 2012 by Amelia Bacic-Tulevski. Excerpt reprinted with permission. In Soul-Killing State of Mind: The Irreconcilability of Far Eastern Spiritual Practices and the Orthodox Faith, I discussed the dangers of Eastern religious practices and explained, from the Orthodox perspective, how they’re incompatible with Christian beliefs and detrimental to the health of our souls. […]

Soul-Killing State Of Mind: Part 5

Final thoughts © 2012 by Amelia Bacic-Tulevski. Excerpt reprinted with permission. Ultimately, whether the Eastern practice in which a Christian dabbles is meditation, yoga, reiki, or anything else, the result is usually the same: save any instances of Divine intervention, people who wade in non-Christian waters frequently end up drowning in them. After enough sessions […]