Does Everyone Have Equal Access To Things Unseen?

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon It is instructive to reflect on the apparent implausibility—indeed, the scandal—of the biblical claim to a favored position for a particular people within history. How is it possible that any people could be God’s chosen people? The claim represents an affront to both the Perennial Philosophy and the widespread religious […]

The Revelation To Simon Johnson

by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon On many occasions in recent years, I have argued that all theological reflection begins with, and must be rooted in, the identity of Jesus. In making this point, however, I do not mean that theology is simply reflection on a revealed proposition objectively known. On the contrary, I contend that […]

Questions about the Book of Revelations of St. John the Theologian

Hieromonk Job and Priest Athanasius Gumerov answer questions about the New Testament’s most mysterious book, the Book of Revelation, written by St. John the Theologian. Is it a good idea to try to explain the Revelation of St. John the Theologian? Priest Athanasius Gumerov: Any explanation of the Holy Scriptures requires spiritual maturity and special […]

The Third Heaven According To St. Paul

by Vincent Martini I firmly believe that many of the modern perspectives on the scriptures, whether one is considering “inspiration” or “canonicity,” for example, can be deficient against one’s ability to both appreciate and understand them. In other words, what “place” they should occupy in our lives as Christians, along with how they are to […]

The Language of the Preacher

by Humbert of Romans Chapter Two IX. The Language of the Preacher In reference to language, it is essential that the preacher have clear diction, lest a defect of speech make his words unintelligible. Thus Moses, having such a defect, excused himself from accepting the mission which God confided in him; and his brother, Aaron, […]

The Origin and Revelation of the Church

By Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos Through the centuries there have appeared many heretical teachings which distorted the revealed truth, and which the holy Fathers confronted “with the sling stone of the Spirit”, that is to say, by the power of the Holy Spirit. And this is so because the holy Fathers were the bearers of […]

Revelation and Interpretation

by Fr. George Florovsky Protopresbyter Georges Florovsky was a prominent 20th century Orthodox Christian priest, theologian, and writer, active in the ecumenical movement. His writing is known for its clear, profound style, covering subjects on nearly every aspect of Church life. Message and Witness What is the Bible? Is it a book like any other […]

Truth And Revelation

By St. Nikolai Velimirovich “Brethren, see to it that no one captivate you with an empty, seductive philosophy according to human tradition, according to the elemental powers of the world and not according to Christ” (Colossians 2:8). Brethren, do not let philosophy enslave us, which by conjecture, says that there is no eternal life nor […]