Repentance for the Righteous and for the Heathen

by Hermas of the 70 (1st century) “For the Lord has sworn by His glory, in regard to His elect, that if any one of them sin after a certain day which has been fixed, he shall not be saved. For the repentance of the righteous has limits. Filled up are the days of repentance […]

The Salvation of the Soul is Neither a Whim Nor a Game

by Fr. Octavian Moshin All our concerns about “daily bread” should be equal to what is necessary for our existence, while the main purpose and concern of our earthly life should be to seek an answer to the question of how to spend our lives in a God-pleasing manner and how to acquire the salvation […]

He Promised, and is Not a Liar

by St. Symeon the New Theologian Provided they live a worthy life, both those who choose to dwell in the midst of noise and hubbub and those who dwell in monasteries, mountains and caves can achieve salvation. Solely because of their faith in Him, God bestows great blessings on them. Hence those who because of […]

Our Salvation is in the Hands of God

by St. Nikolai Velimirovich About how our salvation is in the hands of God “The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but salvation is in the Lord” (Proverbs 21:31). We are obligated to prepare ourselves but our success depends on God. All of our preparation is only a proposal to God but the […]

Christ, the Church and Salvation

By Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos After all that has been reported we must end with a few conclusions, without, of course, having exhausted this great theme. a) Only in Christ is there salvation. Since the saints of the Old Testament saw the unincarnate Word and the saints of the New Testament saw and see the […]

The Origin and Revelation of the Church

By Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos Through the centuries there have appeared many heretical teachings which distorted the revealed truth, and which the holy Fathers confronted “with the sling stone of the Spirit”, that is to say, by the power of the Holy Spirit. And this is so because the holy Fathers were the bearers of […]

Salvation According To St. Paul

by Fr. John Romanides Our father in the faith, John Romanides (1927 – 2001), was a prominent 20th century Orthodox Christian priest, theologian, and writer. He argued for the existence of a “national, cultural and even linguistic unity between Eastern and Western Romans” that existed until the intrusion and takeover of the West Romans (the […]

Don’t Despair of Salvation

by St. Symeon the New Theologian If you ignore these things, my beloved one, don’t put yourself in despair, saying: “I have not seen these things, nor can I ever know them; I will never have the power to reach and rise up to the height of this knowledge, contemplation and cleanness.” Don’t you say, […]