“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 […]

Elder Cleopas On Why Baptise Infants?

There are some who say Baptism should only be given to adults because we must first have repentance and faith. Earlier I was asked to comment on this subject and recently found the teaching of Elder Cleopa on this topic. The Elder begins his explanation by pointing out the precursors to Baptism found in the […]

Six Men Who Tried To Paganize the Origins of Christmas But Failed

by John Sanidopoulos Every Christmas season, the usual myths are hauled out and distributed for popular consumption. You know them. We’ve all heard or read them. That Christmas celebrations were stolen from the Romans The Christmas tree is a pagan hangover That other gods had virgin births That Yule and the mistletoe are all about […]

Why Love Cannot Exist Without Humility

By Fr. Stephen Powley “Take up the sword of humility and meekness, hold it always in your hand, and mercilessly cut off the head of our chief foe.” This incredible man of God, St. Theophan the Recluse (+1891), passed on many wonderful writings for us. Here are just a few on Humility and Love. Each […]

Church Canons: a Beginner’s Guide

What canons are there in the Church? What do they govern? Do canons restrict people’s freedom or do they help people to exercise their freedom? Why do those hair-splitting formalities even exist in the Church? Is it impossible to get saved without them? FOMA Magazine asked Archpriest Demetrius Pashkov, who is a professor in the Department of World and Russian […]