Orthodox Biblical Interpretation and Protestant Biblical Scholarship

by Fr. John Whiteford The question of what Orthodox Christians should make of Protestant biblical scholarship is a complicated question. First off, what do I mean by “Protestant biblical scholarship”? I don’t mean to limit this to the work of scholars who are actually Protestants — I include any scholar who takes the approach to […]

“The main problem of our time is doing little with a general habit of verbosity”

Our final installment of the responses to the question posed to Russian priests: How should we preach Christ in modern society? Enjoy! by Priest Dimitry Shishkin Preaching Christ is above all expressed in imitating Him and not in words only. This imitation in a deep, spiritual and precise way is only possible in the body […]

“People Thirst for Common Kindness and not Rhetorical Skills”

Each day this week, we will publish a different response to the question posed to Russian priests: How should we preach Christ in modern society? Enjoy! by Priest Valery Dukhanin Here is a short story of our days. An Orthodox parishioner of one ancient monastery went to Israel. It so happened that she became the […]

“Above all, we should tell people that God is Love”

Each day this week, we will publish a different response to the question posed to Russian priests: How should we preach Christ in modern society? Enjoy! by Priest Dimitry Vydumkin It is crystal clear that our society is infected with a shortage of love. A deep connection between people is being supplanted by purely “business […]

“The Orthodox Faith is Comprehensible to Highly Intelligent and Simple People Alike”

Each day this week, we will publish a different response to the question posed to Russian priests: How should we preach Christ in modern society? Enjoy! by Priest Alexander Dyachenko Modern people have access to a wide range of information. It is something we didn’t have in my time and we had barely nothing to […]

“We can only talk about Spiritual Life based on our own Experience”

Each day this week, we will publish a different response to the question posed to Russian priests: How should we preach Christ in modern society? Enjoy! by Priest Sergei Begiyan The most eloquent preaching is performed through deeds. These are not necessarily large-scale acts of charity. It is when you, obeying the commandment, hold your […]

“We Are Only Witnesses”

Each day this week, we will publish a different response to the question posed to Russian priests: How should we preach Christ in modern society? Enjoy! by Archpriest George Breyev St. Theophan the Recluse once said: “The time will come when there will be so many men, so many faiths.” The Lord didn’t create us like […]

“See How They Love One Another!”

Each day this week, we will publish a different response to the question posed to Russian priests: How should we preach Christ in modern society? Enjoy! by Archpriest Fyodor Borodin: We usually don’t pay special attention to the very important missionary words spoken by Christ to His disciples during the Last Supper:  That they all […]