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How Christians Can Rebuild Our Culture
09/24/2014 - by Charles J. Chaput – It’s in seeking Jesus Christ with all our hearts that culture is built and society is renewed. It’s in prayer, the ...
The Left Is Deconstructing The Middle Class
09/13/2014 - by Jack Curtis – A lasting legend from Russia’s Communist Revolution illustrates the attitude of the Progressive Left toward the middle class: ...
To Be Healed We Must Open Ourselves to God
09/07/2014 - by Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh – Each of us is in need of physical healing and of the healing of our soul. And yet, only a few are healed — ...
Charles Dickens Can Help Us Fight the Moral Madness
09/01/2014 - by Anthony Esolen – I recently observed that there must be something odd about someone who likes to play Naming of Parts with the children of ...
Daily Prayers: The Battle with Extraneous Thoughts
08/30/2014 - by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) – Short prayers help in overcoming distractions and extraneous thoughts: “Lord, have mercy,” “God, be ...
University Campuses: The Least Free Place in America
08/23/2014 - by Greg Lukianoff Once the vanguard of open debate and free speech, American universities and colleges have become a place where alternative thinking ...
Conservatives Must Defend Marriage for Principled and Practical Reasons
08/14/2014 - by Carson Holloway – To hear some commentators talk, America’s struggle over the meaning of marriage is already over, and conservatives have ...
Christian Persecution: Kicking Evangelicals Off University Campuses
08/11/2014 - Requiring campus student leaders to be converts to Christianity can get a ministry kicked off campus at some schools. Sadly, an increasing number of ...
Orthodox Truth in an Age of Relativism
08/07/2014 - by Gabe Martini – It is not loving to affirm a person in their sin. It is not loving to affirm a person in their rebellion against both God and ...
The Left Embraces Blacklisting and Christian Persecution
08/02/2014 - by Sally Zelikovsky – David and Jason Benham had their HGTV show canceled when it was discovered that they are Christians (oh, the horror) and are ...
The Lord’s Prayer: Everything Man Needs for Life and Salvation
07/23/2014 - by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) – The “Our Father” prayer is of special significance, because Jesus Christ Himself gave it to us. It begins ...
Politics Versus Education: The Left Sacrifices Children to Maintain Power
07/16/2014 - by Thomas Sowell – Of all the cynical frauds of the Obama administration, few are so despicable as sacrificing the education of poor and minority ...
I Can Do All Thinks Through Christ, Who Strengthens Me
07/13/2014 - by Fr. Matthew Jackson – From the ‘smallest’ temptation to the most dramatic events, all temptation is more than fallen humanity can ...
War on Marriage: Dissolving the Institution of Marriage
07/05/2014 - by Taylor Lewis – The very idea of marriage being between just a man and woman is offensive to radical leftists because it holds male and female ...
Prayer is the Gauge of Our Spiritual Life
07/03/2014 - by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) – If our life is not a preparation for prayer, then it can be very difficult for us to pray. Prayer is the ...
Don’t Despair, Cling to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
07/01/2014 - by St. John of Kronstadt – When the darkness of the accursed one [the devil] covers you — doubt, despondency, despair, disturbance — then only ...
Christian Woman’s Role in the Home: Nurturer of the Spirit
06/17/2014 - by Matushka Susan Young – Most especially we must bring otherworldliness into the home and keep worldliness out by our prayerful attitude. The ...
Islam Forcing Out Christianity in the UK
06/06/2014 - by Joseph Pearce – Islam is rapidly forcing out Christianity in the UK, reports Sedmitza.ru. As Christian churches in the United Kingdom are ...
Atheism’s Gifts to Humanity: Guillotine, Gulag and Gas Chamber
06/02/2014 - by Joseph Pearce – Guillotine, Gulag, and Gas Chamber. These are the glorious gifts that atheism has bestowed on a world grown tired of God. There ...
Ashamed of the Gospel?
05/15/2014 - by Robert P. George – The days of socially acceptable Christianity are over. The days of comfortable Catholicism are past. It is no longer easy to ...
Elder Paisios: Defend the Christian Faith, the Family, the Church
05/11/2014 - by Elder Paisios – Today there are many who strive to corrupt everything: the family, the youth, the Church. In our day it’s a true witness to ...
Christianity is One Great Miracle – The Grand Miracle by C.S. Lewis
05/09/2014 - by C.S. Lewis One is very often asked as present whether we could not have a Christianity stripped, or, as people who ask it say, “freed” ...
Christians Stand Firm: Fight the Lies, Defend the Truth
05/01/2014 - by Anthony Esolen – Truth is truth to the end of time. Even if the battle appears lost, let each Christian raise one sword at least against the ...
The Rise of American Totalitarianism – Firefox Mozilla’s Persecution of ...
04/30/2014 - by Ben Shapiro – Last Thursday [4/3/2014], Mozilla, the company that’s home to the web browser Firefox, forced the resignation of CEO Brendan ...
Cake and Compassion in Arizona
04/28/2014 - by Fr. Lawrence Farley – Like it or not, homosexuality is not a private proclivity like other sins; it is a powerful movement, and one that now ...
God is the Cure for Depression – St. Silouan the Athonite
04/27/2014 - by Fr. Vasile Tudor – As Christians we must give glory to God in all things, even in pain, hoping, always hoping, in our Savior, the only One who ...
Earth Day, a Humbug? From Resurrection to Recycling
04/26/2014 - by Stephen Turley – “What’s wrong with Earth Day?” my student asks incredulously from the back of the classroom. “What issue could you ...
Holy Saturday – The Orthodox Celebration of Great and Holy Saturday
04/19/2014 - by Fr. Alexander Schmemann – Great and Holy Saturday is the day on which Christ reposed in the tomb. The Church calls this day the Blessed ...
Holy Week – Pastoral Advice from an Orthodox Priest
04/13/2014 - by Fr. John Moses – The days of Holy Week are designed to represent to us the last week of Christ’s earthly life before His Crucifixion. It ...
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Government Incompetence and Deadly Recklessness in Ebola Threat Response
10/10/2014 - by Chris Banescu - Within the span of a couple of weeks the Obama administration and the director of the CDC have proven themselves to ...
Mental Breakdown Precedes the Moral Breakdown
09/29/2014 - by Chris Banescu - G. K. Chesterton was one of the deepest and clearest thinkers of the 20th century. He was also a strong defender of ...
The Beginning of the Day Belongs to Jesus Christ
07/02/2014 - by Chris Banescu - In Life Together, the book that highlights the importance of Christian fellowship and community life centered on ...
Mathematics of Life and Nature
04/27/2014 - by Chris Banescu - “Mathematics is the alphabet with which God has written the universe.” ~ Galileo Galilei Mathematics is ...
The Compass vs. The Clock, Put First Things First
01/09/2014 - by Chris Banescu - The realization that something is not right with our lives can manifest itself in various ways. A feeling of ...
Christians Need Each Other to Hear the Word of God
12/24/2013 - by Chris Banescu - This Nativity season it’s good to remember the sacramental role that a Christian community plays in our lives. ...
Still, Still, Still – A Beautiful Austrian Christmas Carol
12/11/2013 - by Chris Banescu - Beautiful music often reflects the beauty and majesty of God. It touches our minds, hearts, and souls and gives us a ...
Men are Mirrors or ‘Carriers’ of Christ to Other Men
12/02/2013 - by Chris Banescu - C.S. Lewis reminds of the significance of our work and witness in the world and the importance Christian fellowship ...
Put Away Your Racist Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
11/21/2013 - by Chris Banescu - My fellow Americans, the “subtle language of racism” you’ve been hiding inside your peanut butter and jelly ...
Obama Omits ‘God’ From The Gettysburg Address
11/19/2013 - by Chris Banescu - One Nation Under Who? President Obama failed to include the words “under God” while reading from the Gettysburg ...
The Greater the Darkness, The Brighter Our Lights Must Shine
11/10/2013 - “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16) ...
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Moral Issues

How Christians Can Rebuild Our Culture
09/24/2014 - by Charles J. Chaput – It’s in seeking Jesus Christ with all our hearts that culture is built and society is ...
Charles Dickens Can Help Us Fight the Moral Madness
09/01/2014 - by Anthony Esolen – I recently observed that there must be something odd about someone who likes to play Naming ...
Conservatives Must Defend Marriage for Principled and Practical Reasons
08/14/2014 - by Carson Holloway – To hear some commentators talk, America’s struggle over the meaning of marriage is already ...
Orthodox Truth in an Age of Relativism
08/07/2014 - by Gabe Martini – It is not loving to affirm a person in their sin. It is not loving to affirm a person in their ...
The Left Embraces Blacklisting and Christian Persecution
08/02/2014 - by Sally Zelikovsky – David and Jason Benham had their HGTV show canceled when it was discovered that they are ...
I Can Do All Thinks Through Christ, Who Strengthens Me
07/13/2014 - by Fr. Matthew Jackson – From the ‘smallest’ temptation to the most dramatic events, all temptation ...
War on Marriage: Dissolving the Institution of Marriage
07/05/2014 - by Taylor Lewis – The very idea of marriage being between just a man and woman is offensive to radical leftists ...
Christian Woman’s Role in the Home: Nurturer of the Spirit
06/17/2014 - by Matushka Susan Young – Most especially we must bring otherworldliness into the home and keep worldliness out ...
Ashamed of the Gospel?
05/15/2014 - by Robert P. George – The days of socially acceptable Christianity are over. The days of comfortable Catholicism ...
Elder Paisios: Defend the Christian Faith, the Family, the Church
05/11/2014 - by Elder Paisios – Today there are many who strive to corrupt everything: the family, the youth, the Church. In ...
Christians Stand Firm: Fight the Lies, Defend the Truth
05/01/2014 - by Anthony Esolen – Truth is truth to the end of time. Even if the battle appears lost, let each Christian raise ...
Cake and Compassion in Arizona
04/28/2014 - by Fr. Lawrence Farley – Like it or not, homosexuality is not a private proclivity like other sins; it is a ...
Earth Day, a Humbug? From Resurrection to Recycling
04/26/2014 - by Stephen Turley – “What’s wrong with Earth Day?” my student asks incredulously from the back of the ...
Priest vs. Priest on Homosexual Orientation
04/10/2014 - by Editors – In an online exchange on the popular Monomakhos Blog, the topic of discussion focused on the views ...
Abortion is a Categorical Evil
04/08/2014 - by George Michalopulos – the mutilation of an innocent baby in its mother’s womb is an unarguable evil. Global ...
Losing our Religion: “Retaining” Young People in the Orthodox Church
04/08/2014 - by Seraphim Danckaert – A person is most likely to retain Christian faith throughout adult life if he or she had ...
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To Be Healed We Must Open Ourselves to God
09/07/2014 - by Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh – Each of us is in need of physical healing and of the ...
Daily Prayers: The Battle with Extraneous Thoughts
08/30/2014 - by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) – Short prayers help in overcoming distractions and ...
Orthodox Truth in an Age of Relativism
08/07/2014 - by Gabe Martini – It is not loving to affirm a person in their sin. It is not loving to ...
The Lord’s Prayer: Everything Man Needs for Life and Salvation
07/23/2014 - by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) – The “Our Father” prayer is of special significance, ...
I Can Do All Thinks Through Christ, Who Strengthens Me
07/13/2014 - by Fr. Matthew Jackson – From the ‘smallest’ temptation to the most dramatic ...
Prayer is the Gauge of Our Spiritual Life
07/03/2014 - by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) – If our life is not a preparation for prayer, then it can ...
Don’t Despair, Cling to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
07/01/2014 - by St. John of Kronstadt – When the darkness of the accursed one [the devil] covers you — ...
Christian Woman’s Role in the Home: Nurturer of the Spirit
06/17/2014 - by Matushka Susan Young – Most especially we must bring otherworldliness into the home and ...
Elder Paisios: Defend the Christian Faith, the Family, the Church
05/11/2014 - by Elder Paisios – Today there are many who strive to corrupt everything: the family, the ...
Cake and Compassion in Arizona
04/28/2014 - by Fr. Lawrence Farley – Like it or not, homosexuality is not a private proclivity like other ...
God is the Cure for Depression – St. Silouan the Athonite
04/27/2014 - by Fr. Vasile Tudor – As Christians we must give glory to God in all things, even in pain, ...
Holy Saturday – The Orthodox Celebration of Great and Holy Saturday
04/19/2014 - by Fr. Alexander Schmemann – Great and Holy Saturday is the day on which Christ reposed in ...


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Ecumenical Patriarch: Cohabitation of Same-Sex Couples Contrary to Gospel
07/11/2014 - Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese (via OCN.Net). The following is an excerpt from the Message ...
Met. Jonah at the Institute of Religion and Democracy: Secularism and ...
03/29/2014 - Source: Juicy Ecumenicism Metropolitan Jonah recently spoke at the Institute on Religion and ...
Fr. Josiah Trenham: Protecting Religious Freedom [AUDIO]
03/13/2014 - Source: The Voice of Russia – American Edition | Andrew Hiller WASHINGTON (VR)– ...
Information, Creativity, and Surprise
02/19/2014 - My review of Gilder’s book published by the Acton Institute follows these preliminary ...
Thank You to Everyone Who Contributed
02/15/2014 - Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for the support you showed to a priest in need. He has ...
Helping a Priest in Need
02/13/2014 - It’s unfortunate but true: Sometimes priests are treated unfairly and the results can be ...
Have Icon, Will Travel
01/23/2014 - The Ministry of an Orthodox Army Chaplain in Southwest Asia Post-9/11 by Alexander F. C. ...
Leite: The Revolutionary Mentality is the Confusion of our Time
01/15/2014 - – By Fabio L. Leite The ideas of the Brazilian philosopher Olavo de Carvalho provide ...
Estocin: Four Orthodox Christian Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr.
01/15/2014 - Download Four Orthodox Christian Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr. (pdf). By: Andrew F. ...
How the Faith was Lost in the Church of England
01/03/2014 - Source: Virtue Online | Alan Marsh When the Church becomes a fixed part of the local ...
Pat. Bartholomew: Christmas Enyclical Affirms Unborn Life and Traditional Marriage
12/24/2013 - In what can only be termed as a remarkable shift in tone and emphasis, Ecumenical Patriarchate ...

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