The Transfiguration: The Gospel, the Law and the Prophets

  by St. Augustine of Hippo We heard, as the Gospel was read, the story of the great vision in which the Lord showed himself to three disciples, Peter and John and James. “His face shone like the sun” – this means the splendor of the Gospel. “His clothes became as white as snow” – […]

On the Feast of Ss. Peter and Paul

by St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo Today the Holy Church piously remembers the sufferings of the Holy Glorious and All-Praised Apostles Peter and Paul. St. Peter, the fervent follower of Jesus Christ, for the profound confession of His Divinity: “Thou art the Christ, the Son of the Living God,” was deemed worthy by the Savior to […]

Can the Dead Repent?

by Fr. John Whiteford Question: “If someone dies without repentance, is it possible for such a person to repent after death?” Scripture, as explained by the Fathers of the Church, states that this is not possible. Psalm 6:5 says: “For in death there is none that is mindful of Thee, and in hades who will […]

Fifty Days of Sundays

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon When, at the Council of Nicaea, the Church formally determined that Pascha should always be observed on a Sunday, that determination necesarily affected the final day of Pentecost. Thus, beginning and ending on a Sunday, the whole fifty days of Pentecost began to take on some of characteristics associated with […]

Two Criminals

by St. Augustine of Hippo Two criminals were crucified with Christ. One was saved – do not despair. One was not – do not presume.     Share the post “Two Criminals” FacebookGoogle+LinkedInPinterestTwitterEmailBookmarkPrint

Discerning The Biblical Canon

by St. Augustine of Hippo The most skillful interpreter of the sacred writings, then, will be he who in the first place has read them all and retained them in his knowledge, if not yet with full understanding, still with such knowledge as reading gives, — those of them, at least, that are called canonical. […]

Sermon On The Ascension

by St. Augustine of Hippo Our father among the saints, Augustine is one of the great Church Fathers of the fourth century. He was the eldest son of Saint Monica. At the end of his life (426-428) Augustine revisited his previous works in chronological order and suggested what he would have said differently in a […]

Orthodox Roots of African Americans

By Victor Beshir “According to revisionist historians and their ilk, Islam was and is the great liberator of Africa, and Christianity was and is the great enslaver. In fact, quite the opposite is the Truth.” – John Sanidopoulos February is Black History Month. Many organizations celebrate the event, especially universities and other educational institutes. It […]