What is the Human Nous?

by Fr, John Romanides The chief concern of the Orthodox Church is the healing of the human soul. The Church has always considered the soul as the part of the human being that needs healing because She has seen from Hebrew tradition, from Christ Himself, and from the Apostles that in the region of the physical […]

What is the Nous, and How is it Distinct from the Soul?

by Fr. John Whiteford More excellent work from “Stump the Priest” Question: “What do we mean by the “nous,” how is it distinct from the soul, and are the Orthodox the only ones who speak about the “nous”?” This question is complicated by the fact that the word “nous” (which is usually translated into English […]

What Is Authentic Interior Worship?

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Perhaps among the least appreciated, and seldom thought on, descriptions of Jesus our Lord is the one given by John the Baptist: “His winnowing shovel is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor; and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up […]

On the Terrible Passion of Homosexuality

St. John Chrysostom’s unshakeable logic to support his flock by Fr. Sarantis Sarantou  “Because of this did God give them up to dishonorable passions, for even their females did change their natural function into that which is against nature; and in like manner also the males having left the natural use of the female, did […]

The Spirit of Truth

by St. Hilary of Poitiers Our father among the saints, Hilary, was Bishop of Poitiers in Gaul (now France). He was born at Poitiers about the end of the 3rd century A.D. His parents were pagans of distinction. He received a good education, including what had even then become somewhat rare in the West, some […]