Appreciating Vespers

by Fr. Lawrence Farley I’ve said for many years that I can guarantee a way to keep children from attending church when they are adults – and that is to make sure they only attend church on Sundays – every Sunday is even better. However, if you want to make sure your children grow in […]

The Problem With ‘Pistis’

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon From Jerome to Luther and on to modern times, translators of Holy Scripture have lamented the difficulty of their task. It would not surprise me to learn, indeed, that even the great Alexandrian Seventy—if only we had their diaries and private correspondence—also recorded complaints on this point. A major problem—especially […]

On Justification, Faith and Works

by Maximus Scott This article lays to rest any idea that the protestant doctrine of justification by faith alone is anything but an innovation – and a heresy. It wasn’t St. Paul’s doctrine, it was Luther’s. And to kick off the list, let us begin with Phillip Schaff, protestant scholar and translator. Phillip Schaff 1819-1893 […]

Unyielding and Unbending Regarding True Dogmas

by St Nikolai Velimirovich As much as the saints were so compassionate and lenient toward human weakness, so were they terribly unyielding and unbending in regard to the confession of the true dogmas of the Faith. Thus, St. Nicholas of Myra in Lycia struck Arius with his fist at the First Ecumenical Council [Nicaea, 325 […]

On Faith & Reason

I found this on the blog Mystagogy, one of my favorites. ‘Below are some excerpts from St. John Chrysostom, found throughout his writings, that deal with the relationship between Faith and Reason. For St. John, there is not a contradiction between Faith and Reason when used for their own purpose, since both are gifts of […]

On The Unity Of The Faith

by St. Irenaeus of Lyons The holy and glorious, right-victorious Hieromartyr Irenaeus of Lyons (c. 130-202) was bishop of Lugdunum in Gaul, which is now Lyons, France. His writings were formative in the early development of Christian theology. He was a disciple of Polycarp of Smyrna, who himself was a disciple of the Apostle John […]