The Difference Between the Emotional, the Physical, and the Spiritual

by Elder Sampson (Sievers) One must always remember the difference between the emotional, the spiritual, and the physical: the life of the spirit, the life of the soul (that is, the senses and emotions, and the life of the body. This is exactly where there is so much confusion. By the way, the Western [Christian] […]

On Orthodox Spiritual Leaders

by St. Symeon the New Theologian Plead God with prayers and tears for Him to send you a guide who is dispassionate and holy. At the same time, also study the divine Scriptures by yourself and particularly the practical writings of the Holy Fathers; so that by cross-examining the teachings and works of your teacher and […]

The Spiritual Father

by Bishop Kallistos Ware Today is St. Alban’s Day. On this day, I’m posting this article by English Bishop Kallistos Ware.  I call to remembrance particularly the bishop who laid hands upon me, Bishop Innocent of Anchorage. Though some is known publicly, very little of his work and mission is well known outside of Alaska. […]

How Christians Are The Spiritual Israel

by Origen of Alexandria A Christian of the early third century, Origen was the first theologian to formulate a systematic system. He lived in a turbulent period for the Christian Church, a period of Roman persecutions and loose doctrinal consensus. He was a priest, ordained under controversial conditions. His writings were extensive, much of which […]