A Random World and The Death of All Knowledge

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon The opening chapter of Genesis has long been a favorite of Christians, and ancient commentators discovered in its lines profound levels of meaning. In more recent times, on the other hand, some readers of Genesis, distracted by apologetic concerns alien to the deeper interests of the Sacred Text, have failed […]

The Original Light Of Creation

By St. Gregory the Theologian There is one Light, God: inaccessible, knowing no succession or beginning, never ceasing, never measured, always shining – triply shining! – yet few, I think or less than few, are capable of reflecting on how great it is. And there are secondary lights, shining forth from that first Light: the […]

On Confession

by St. Symeon the New Theologian Our venerable and God-bearing father Symeon the New Theologian (949–1022) is one of three saints of the Orthodox church to have been given the title of Theologian (the others are St. John the Apostle and St. Gregory Nazianzen). Born in Galatia and educated at Constantinople, he became abbot of […]