Did the Ante-Nicene Church Baptize Children? Infants?

The question has been answered many times, but none so definitively as with Hippolytus. At the hour in which the cock crows, they shall first pray over the water. When they come to the water, the water shall be pure and flowing, that is, the water of a spring or a flowing body of water. […]

Is Bible Study Orthodox?

Sadly, people are still asking this question, or worse, answering that it is not! by Fr. John Whiteford   It is unfortunately not uncommon to find Orthodox people who argue that it is not Orthodox to study the Bible. Perhaps clergy and monastics should study the Bible, they might concede, but not laymen. They argue […]

The Bible and Homosexual Practice (7 Video Lectures)

by Fr. John Whiteford One of the best books you can read on the subject of Homosexuality from a Christian perspective is “The Bible and Homosexual Practice,” by Dr. Robert Gagnon of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. I found the following videos which provide some of the highlights of that book in lecture format.   The Old Testament […]

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