On The Stricter Judgments In Store For Clergy

by St. Cyril of Alexandria What shall we do against these evils, we who have been entrusted by God with the doctrine of the mystery, against whom on the day of judgment those who are introduced into the mysteries will certainly testify? For they will say that they kept the faith as they were introduced […]

Salvation In The End Times

by St. Gabriel of Georgia In the end times a man will be saved by love, humbleness and kindness. Kindness will open the gates of Heaven; humbleness will lead him into Heaven; a man, whose heart is filled with love, will see God.   Share the post “Salvation In The End Times” FacebookGoogle+LinkedInPinterestTwitterEmailBookmarkPrint

Discourse on the Theotokos

by Cyril of Jerusalem THE TWENTIETH EXPLANATION WHICH THE HOLY PATRIARCH, APA CYRIL, ARCHBISHOP OF JERUSALEM, COMPOSED ON THE LIFE OF THE HOLY THEOTOKOS MARY.  AND HE DECLARED ALSO THAT HER PARENTS WERE A MAN AND A WOMAN, LIKE THE PARENTS OF EVERY OTHER PERSON.  AND HE SPAKE ALSO CONCERNING THE DAY WHEREIN SHE WENT […]

Homily on the Dormition

by Theodosius of Alexandria THE FALLING ASLEEP OF MARY Discourse of Theodosius.  A discourse which our thrice blessed father Abba Theodosius, the archbishop of Alexandria and the confessor who bore Christ, delivered. Now he delivered it concerning the assumption of the Lady of us all, the holy God-bearer Mary, on the sixteenth of the month […]

The Passing of Blessed Mary

by Melito of Sardis (d. 180 a.d.) This text preserves an early version of the Virgin’s Dormition, and perhaps the earliest known in Latin.  It is dated by most scholars to sometime in the fifth century.  The narrative’s manuscript tradition often includes a brief prologue, in which Melito explains that he has composed this narrative […]

Does Death Change the State of the Soul?

by St. Justin Popovich “The souls of the departed, enter into the life beyond with the entirety of their contents. ‘Their works follow them’ (Apoc. 14:13)*. They enter there with all their thoughts and perceptions; with all their virtues and passions, with all their good qualities and vices, with the whole of their moral universe. Just […]

A Great Lie to Searching Souls

“It would be a great lie to tell searching souls: ‘Go to church, because there you will find peace.’ The opposite is true. The Church tells those who are at peace and asleep: ‘Go to church, because there you will feel real anguish for your sins, for your perdition, for the world’s sins and perdition. […]

St. Nikolai Velimirovich’s Message to the Orthodox of America

Lest we forget that the “Serbian Chrysostom” is one of our great American saints.  Let us now turn our gaze from the East to the far West, i.e., to America. About 150 years ago Orthodox people of every nationality began to come to this New World, first daring individuals, then small groups, until in our […]