On Ecumenism

by St. Justin Popovich Ecumenism is the common name for the pseudo-Christianity of the pseudo-Churches of Western Europe. Within it is the heart of European humanism, with Papism as its head. All of pseudo-Christianity, all of those pseudo-Churches, are nothing more than one heresy after another. Their common evangelical name is: Pan-heresy. Why? This is […]

The Oldest Protestantism

By St. Justin Popovich What are, on the other hand, the fruits of the God-Man society [the Church]?—Saints, Martyrs, and Confessors. That is its goal, that is its meaning and design, that is the proof of its indestructible strength. Not books and libraries, systems and cities—all things that are here today and gone tomorrow. The various […]

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 […]

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 […]

Soul-Killing State Of Mind: Part 4

“Universal Life Energy” Therapy: Encounters with the Occult. © 2012 by Amelia Bacic-Tulevski. Excerpt reprinted with permission. Just as meditation and yoga have become popular practices in the Christian West, so too has the practice of reiki, a so called universal life energy therapy. Facilities offering reiki services include hospitals, holistic “healing” centers, gyms, and […]

Soul-Killing State Of Mind: Part 3

Yoga and Meditation: Spiritual Transformation in the Wrong Direction. © 2012 by Amelia Bacic-Tulevski. Excerpt reprinted with permission. It can be argued that the goal of any religion, Christian or otherwise, is spiritual transformation. In Christian Orthodoxy, the ultimate goal of transforming oneself is to attain theosis, or union with God. The faithful Orthodox strives […]

Soul-Killing State Of Mind: Part 2

Religion that Feels Good: The Appeal of Eastern Spiritual Practices. © 2012 by Amelia Bacic-Tulevski. Excerpt reprinted with permission. “Eastern religions” is a catchall term encompassing a vast array of belief systems. Some, including Hinduism, Sikhism, Taoism, Shinto, and Confucianism, are theistic (mostly polytheistic). Others, like Buddhism and Jainism, are atheistic. While the various Eastern […]