In anticipation of national Thanksgiving Day in the US, and the homilies which must be written and preached this coming Sunday, we offer wisdom from St. Basil, aptly called 'The Great.' by St. Basil the Great 1. You have heard the words of the Apostle, in which he addresses the Thessalonians, … [Read more...]
Perhaps, That is Because You Have Never Spoken to a Bishop Before
The emperor Valens, mercilessly sending into exile any bishop who displeased him, and having implanted Arianism into other Asia Minor provinces, suddenly appeared in Cappadocia for this same purpose. He sent the prefect Modestus to St Basil. He began to threaten the saint with the confiscation of … [Read more...]
Can the Dead Repent?
by Fr. John WhitefordQuestion: "If someone dies without repentance, is it possible for such a person to repent after death?"Scripture, as explained by the Fathers of the Church, states that this is not possible.Psalm 6:5 says:"For in death there is none that is mindful of Thee, and in hades who will … [Read more...]
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