Shrimp and Homosexuality

by Fr. John Whiteford In reponse to Christian stands against homosexuality non-Christians often point to Old Testament laws that are no longer followed by New Testament Christians, such as the Leviticus 11:9-12 forbidding of the consumption of shrimp. Why do Christians continue to adhere to some Old Testament laws and not others? Why do Christians […]

On Purgatory

by St. Mark of Ephesus First Homily of St. Mark of Ephesus on Purgatory At the false council of Ferrara-Florence, Saint Mark, Bishop of Ephesus, was commissioned to wrote a response to the Latin doctrine of Purgatory. Because we are required, preserving our Orthodoxy and the Church Dogmas handed down by the Fathers, to answer […]

The AntiChrist: An Orthodox Perspective from the Church Fathers

by Fr. Andrew J. Anderson The antichrist. Miniature from the cover of the Apocalypse.   Today’s sermon is about the Antichrist, as I continue my sermon series on the Orthodox Christian perspective on the awaited Second Coming of our Lord and God and Savior Jesus Christ. The purpose of this sermon is to provide a Patristic […]

On the Feast of the Myrrhbearing Women

by St. Theophan the Recluse O tireless women! They didn’t let their eyes sleep and their eyelids close until they found the Beloved One! It seemed that the apostles balked at it. They went to the tomb and saw that it was empty, but they were puzzled and unable to tell what it could mean […]

On Rebaptism in the Eastern Orthodox Church

an interview with Fr. John Whiteford I’ve been a fan of Fr. John Whiteford for some time, and his presentation on this important topic is balanced and excellent in the superlative.  ?? Share the post “On Rebaptism in the Eastern Orthodox Church” FacebookGoogle+LinkedInPinterestTwitterEmailBookmarkPrint

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 […]

How the Antichrist can be Recognized

The monks of the Solovetsky monastery pass on the answer given by Righteous Zosima to his disciples, when he was asked how the Antichrist could be recognized. Righteous Zosima said, “When you will hear that Christ has appeared on earth, know then that this is the Antichrist.” This answer is most precise. The world or […]

What Shall We Offer to the Virgin?

by St. Photios the Great Such things the archangel was saying, drawing the spotless maiden to assent. But to this what was the reply of the honored virgin, the heavenly chamber, the holy mountain, the sealed fountain, kept for Him only who had sealed it? “Since,” says she, “thou hast clearly explained that the Holy […]