Salvation of Christians Outside the Orthodox Church

by Fr. Seraphim Rose Orthodoxy is the Church founded by Christ for the salvation of mankind, and therefore we should guard with our life the purity of its teaching and our own faithfulness to it. In the Orthodox Church alone is grace given through the sacraments (most other churches don’t even claim to have sacraments […]

How To Deal With Non-Orthodox Christians

  This is the simple, loving answer – the Orthodox answer to dealing with non-Orthodox. by Fr. Seraphim Rose In the end, I think, Father Dimitry Dudko’s attitude is the correct one: We should view the non-Orthodox as people to whom Orthodoxy has not yet been revealed, as people who are potentially Orthodox (if only […]

St. Paul’s Letter To American Christians

by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Delivered at Dexter Avenue Baptist Church, Montgomery, Alabama, on 4 November 1956. I would like to share with you an imaginary letter from the pen of the Apostle Paul. The postmark reveals that it comes from the city of Ephesus. After opening the letter I discovered that […]

In The Footsteps Of St. Peter

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon After the Apostle Peter was released from prison, we read, “he departed and went to another place” (Acts 12:17). The evidence indicates that Peter, before his life was over, went to several other places. Some time later we find him, for example, at Antioch (Galatians 2:11). Since Luke traveled mainly […]

That All Christians Should Pray In The Name Of Jesus Christ

Clergy, Monastics and Laity By St. Symeon, Archbishop of Thessaloniki This Name of Jesus as a prayer should be said always by all the faithful with the mind and with the tongue. When standing or walking or sitting or reclining, always say it; forcing yourself to it. He will find great calm and joy in […]

How Christians Are The Spiritual Israel

by Origen of Alexandria A Christian of the early third century, Origen was the first theologian to formulate a systematic system. He lived in a turbulent period for the Christian Church, a period of Roman persecutions and loose doctrinal consensus. He was a priest, ordained under controversial conditions. His writings were extensive, much of which […]