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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 is a ...
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 on homosexuality expressed by Fr. Alexis ...
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in the Orthodox Church
04/09/2014 - The joyousness which accompanies the performance of the Divine Liturgies of St. Basil the Great and St. John Chrysostom was regarded by the early Church ...
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 warming, income inequality, and even ...
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 three (3) meaningful and healthy ...
ObamaCare, A Catastrophe Like No Other
04/03/2014 - by Peggy Noonan - Put aside the numbers for a moment, and the daily argument. “Seven point one million people have signed up!” “But ...
Contemporary Tolerance Is Intrinsically Intolerant
03/31/2014 - by Don Carson - The notion of tolerance is changing, and with the new definitions the shape of tolerance itself has changed. Although a few things can ...
The Rights of Aphrodite – The New State Paganism
03/28/2014 - by W. E. Knickerbocker - In the essay “We Have No ‘Right To Happiness,’” C. S. Lewis tells his readers of a conversation he had ...
Caesar, Coercion, and the Christian Conscience: a Dangerous Confusion
03/26/2014 - by Albert Mohler - Several states are now considering legislation that would provide explicit protections to citizens whose consciences will not allow ...
The Heart of Worship is Surrender to God
03/22/2014 - by Rick Warren - The heart of worship is surrender. Surrender is an unpopular word, especially in the American culture. Surrender means, to many, ...
Totalitarianism and the Silence of the Lambs
03/19/2014 - by Doug Mainwaring - A few days ago, a prominent attorney asked me a question: can religious liberty and the growing demands of government and others ...
Tolerance and Charity, from a Christian Perspective
03/17/2014 - by Brian A. Graebe - Tolerance is a nice word, but is it a Christian virtue? Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver doesn’t think so, and his claim has ...
Love A Woman, Don’t Lust Over Her!
03/11/2014 - by Jackie Stammen - I’m bothered by guys who lust after women. Don’t get me wrong, every woman loves to feel beautiful and to be told ...
Animal Immortality: Do Animals Go to Heaven?
03/06/2014 - by Carol Apple - Do our pets go to heaven? C.S. Lewis imaginatively addresses the question of animal immortality in his book The Problem of Pain. When a ...
Big Bang Evidence Points to God
02/27/2014 - by Frank Turek - The scientific evidence all points to the fact that the universe began from literally nothing physical or temporal. Once there was no ...
United States in Severe Decline Thanks to Obama
02/26/2014 - by Deroy Murdock - The Land of the Free is governed by an out-of-control egomaniac, neither bolstered by managerial competence nor hindered by the ...
Most Common Regrets of the Dying
02/23/2014 - by Bronnie Ware - For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were ...
Poverty in Spirit More Important Than Material Poverty
02/16/2014 - by St. Basil the Great - Poverty is not always praiseworthy, but only when it represents a free choice according to the Gospel commandment. Many are ...
Atheists are Wrong – Five Reasons Why God Exists
02/12/2014 - by William Lane Craig - Most atheists, in my experience, have no good reasons for their disbelief. Rather they’ve learned to simply repeat the slogan, ...
Government Violates First Amendment Rights of Parents of ‘Gay’ Minors
02/09/2014 - by Robert Carle - California and New Jersey’s new laws banning talk therapy to address same-sex attraction in minors violate the rights of parents and ...
Freedom from a Godly Perspective
02/07/2014 - by Fr. Patrick Reardon - With respect to the life in Christ it is important to keep in mind two aspects of freedom: First, a correct concept of freedom ...
Orthodox Cookbook: Flavors of Our Faith
02/01/2014 - by SOSI - The beauty of Orthodoxy is that it encompasses all of our five senses: Seeing the incense rising like our prayers during Liturgy; hearing the ...
Russia: US Becoming a Godless Nation
01/29/2014 - by Marc Bennetts - At the height of the Cold War, it was common for American conservatives to label the officially atheist Soviet Union a “godless ...
Abortion is The Greatest Destroyer of Peace
01/27/2014 - by Mother Teresa - I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a direct war, a direct killing – direct murder by the ...
Where Are the Students of Truth?
01/25/2014 - by Joel Alicea - “One cannot truly understand a legal argument on behalf of one client or side without thoroughly understanding and addressing ...
I Can Do All Things Through Christ, Who Strengthens Me
01/19/2014 - by Fr. Matthew Jackson - There is an article (a few of them, actually) making the rounds on social media right now which tries to make the point that ...
Sex, Publics Schools and Social Suicide
01/17/2014 - by Kevin Ryan - If students attend schools which are run as sexual playgrounds, is it any wonder if they fail to learn? Over the last three decades, ...
Making the Most of Your New Year – 2014
01/06/2014 - by Allen West - On his blog, Allen West reflects on Pastor Scott Eynon’s sermon titled “How to Make the Most of Your New Year” based on ...
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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) ...
Twenty-Five Signs That You’re Arguing With Leftists
11/01/2013 - by Chris Banescu - How do you know when you have successfully argued and defended your position when debating with leftists or ...
ObamaCare: ‘I was Laughing at Boehner, Until the Mail Came Today’
10/07/2013 - by Chris Banescu - It’s finally dawning on liberals, leftists, and progressives that conservatives were telling the truth when they ...
What We Do in Life Echoes in Eternity, A Timeless Christian Truth
09/11/2013 - “What we do in life, echoes in eternity.” ~ General Maximus Although spoken by a fictional character (based on the real ...
Catholic Patriarch of Syria: Planned U.S. Attack on Syria is ‘Criminal Act’
09/03/2013 - by Chris Banescu - Gregory III, the Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, spiritual leader of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Syria and ...
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Moral Issues

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 on ...
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 three ...
Contemporary Tolerance Is Intrinsically Intolerant
03/31/2014 - by Don Carson - The notion of tolerance is changing, and with the new definitions the shape of tolerance itself has ...
The Rights of Aphrodite – The New State Paganism
03/28/2014 - by W. E. Knickerbocker - In the essay “We Have No ‘Right To Happiness,’” C. S. Lewis tells his ...
Caesar, Coercion, and the Christian Conscience: a Dangerous Confusion
03/26/2014 - by Albert Mohler - Several states are now considering legislation that would provide explicit protections to citizens ...
The Heart of Worship is Surrender to God
03/22/2014 - by Rick Warren - The heart of worship is surrender. Surrender is an unpopular word, especially in the American culture. ...
Totalitarianism and the Silence of the Lambs
03/19/2014 - by Doug Mainwaring - A few days ago, a prominent attorney asked me a question: can religious liberty and the growing ...
Tolerance and Charity, from a Christian Perspective
03/17/2014 - by Brian A. Graebe - Tolerance is a nice word, but is it a Christian virtue? Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver ...
Love A Woman, Don’t Lust Over Her!
03/11/2014 - by Jackie Stammen - I’m bothered by guys who lust after women. Don’t get me wrong, every woman loves to ...
Poverty in Spirit More Important Than Material Poverty
02/16/2014 - by St. Basil the Great - Poverty is not always praiseworthy, but only when it represents a free choice according to the ...
Atheists are Wrong – Five Reasons Why God Exists
02/12/2014 - by William Lane Craig - Most atheists, in my experience, have no good reasons for their disbelief. Rather they’ve ...
Government Violates First Amendment Rights of Parents of ‘Gay’ Minors
02/09/2014 - by Robert Carle - California and New Jersey’s new laws banning talk therapy to address same-sex attraction in minors ...
Freedom from a Godly Perspective
02/07/2014 - by Fr. Patrick Reardon - With respect to the life in Christ it is important to keep in mind two aspects of freedom: ...
Abortion is The Greatest Destroyer of Peace
01/27/2014 - by Mother Teresa - I feel the greatest destroyer of peace today is abortion, because it is a direct war, a direct ...
Sex, Publics Schools and Social Suicide
01/17/2014 - by Kevin Ryan - If students attend schools which are run as sexual playgrounds, is it any wonder if they fail to learn? ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in the Orthodox Church
04/09/2014 - The joyousness which accompanies the performance of the Divine Liturgies of St. Basil the Great and ...
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 ...
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 ...
Poverty in Spirit More Important Than Material Poverty
02/16/2014 - by St. Basil the Great - Poverty is not always praiseworthy, but only when it represents a free ...
Freedom from a Godly Perspective
02/07/2014 - by Fr. Patrick Reardon - With respect to the life in Christ it is important to keep in mind two ...
Orthodox Cookbook: Flavors of Our Faith
02/01/2014 - by SOSI - The beauty of Orthodoxy is that it encompasses all of our five senses: Seeing the incense ...
I Can Do All Things Through Christ, Who Strengthens Me
01/19/2014 - by Fr. Matthew Jackson - There is an article (a few of them, actually) making the rounds on social ...
Self Awareness and Self Control Key to Living a Virtuous Life
01/05/2014 - by Fr. George Morelli - Many are familiar with the famous ancient Greek adage: “Know ...
The Twelve Days of Christmas in the Orthodox Tradition
12/23/2013 - by Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse - In the Christian tradition of both east and west, the twelve days of ...


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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 ...
Socrates in the City: Eric Metaxas interviews Dr. Stephen Meyer on Intelligent ...
12/18/2013 - Darwin, the scientific method, Danny DeVito, and Cher all manage to find a place in this ...

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