Christ, Church, Husband, And Wife

by Fr. Vladimir Berzonsky “For the husband is the head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the Church; and He is the Savior of the body. Therefore just as the Church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as […]

Marriage or Monasticism?

by Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos  Most young people don’t know how to discover their calling in the life. Whether to dedicate themselves to monasticism or select the marriage path. Some have the feeling that monasticism is a more superior choice than marriage and that marriage represents a lower situation. Others believe that any young man who chooses […]

Nothing Created by God is Evil

by St. Maximus the Confessor Nothing created by God is evil. It is not food that is evil but gluttony, not the begetting of children but unchastity, not material things but avarice, not esteem but self-esteem. It is only the misuse of things that is evil, not the things themselves.     Share the post […]

What About Marriage?

by St. John Chrysostom The love of husband and wife is the force that welds society together. Men will take up arms and even sacrifice their lives for the sake of this love. St. Paul would not speak so earnestly about this subject without serious reason; why else would he say, “Wives, be subject to […]

Nature, Celibacy and Marriage

by St. Theophan the Recluse The Lord says that originally God Himself blessed the marriage union, and put this law into our nature. About those who do not want to get married He said: “He that is able to receive it, let him receive it”. It is clear that although He admitted that marriage is […]

The Danger of Disregarding Natural Law in Orthodox Christian Theology

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Popular morality in current American culture is heavily in debt to both the Nominalism of the Late Middle Ages and the Voluntarism of the Enlightenment. Since I regard this debt as deplorable, it might be good to begin with a brief explanation of these terms. According to the Nominalism of […]