Woe To You, Scribes & Pharisees – Hypocrites!

By Metropolitan Seraphim of Kastoria Hypocrisy: The Illness of our Time In Matins of Holy and Great Tuesday, which is chanted by custom in the evening of Holy and Great Monday, there will parade before us hypocrisy and the hypocrites, the theater and actors, and will feature the terrible “woe” which our Lord sent to […]

The Resurrection: Beyond the Boundaries of Tolerance

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon When Flavius Josephus misrepresented the faith of the Pharisees—claiming they believed in the transmigration of the soul, instead of the resurrection of the body—he did so to avoid ridicule from contemporary Greco-Roman pagans. Although the latter differed among themselves with respect to an after-life, none were disposed to take seriously […]