The Importance of St. John Chrysostom

Is it not excessively ridiculous to seek the good opinion of those whom you would never wish to be like?  – Homilies on the Gospel of Saint John, Homily III Today is the feast day of St. John Chrysostom, one of the greatest preachers who ever walked the earth. During a time when city clergy […]

The Political God is the Buffoon King

  by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon The account of Esther commences with an emperor and his empire. This emperor’s original-Persian-name was Xsayarsa. The Babylonians called him Achshiyarshu, which gave rise to the Hebrew version in the Massoretic text, Akhashverosh. Jerome, in his Latin translation from Hebrew, transliterated this to Ahasuerus, the name maintained in most […]

The House Of God

by St. John of Kronstadt Let us faithfully praise the Virgin Mary, for she is brought into the Holy of Holies, to be raised in the Lord. Ekos from Matins On this day, my brethren, the holy Church celebrates the solemn Entry into the temple in Jerusalem of the three-year-old child, Mary—the blessed daughter of […]

On The Feast Of Transfiguration

by St. Anastasius the Sinaite St. Anastasius was a priest and abbot of Mt. Sinai. His zeal for true faith led him to travel through Egypt, Arabia, and Syria to combat the errors of the Acephalites and Eutychians. His writings show not only a thorough command of Holy Scripture and a wide knowledge of the […]

The Transfiguration of the Lord Jesus Christ

by St. Anastasius of Sinai Upon Mount Tabor, Jesus revealed to his disciples a heavenly mystery. While living among them he had spoken of the kingdom and of his second coming in glory, but to banish from their hearts any possible doubt concerning the kingdom and to confirm their faith in what lay in the […]