Today’s American families usually prepare for the birth of a child financially and physically: We put aside money for room additions and begin education accounts. We take out insurance policies. Dad ...
The Orthodox Family
But if the family is an icon of the Trinity, then it is currently a tarnished icon. One only need look around to see the decay and deterioration of our culture and principally family life. Roughly ...
LOVE, MARRIAGE, AND SEXUALITY Orthodox Theological Perspectives for a New Millennium
St. Macarius of Egypt believed that hell resembles being bound, back to back with another person, unable for all eternity to face that person. Love shatters the chains of loneliness ; it tears down ...
Children and Prayer
"I wish, children, to talk to you about prayer. Do you know how to train yourself to pray? First, you must pray just a little, but as often as possible. Prayer is like a spark: in time it can ...
Junk food for the soul
Television is an almost precise spiritual equivalent of junk food. The entire content of its programming is unedifying, un-nourishing, opposed to sound mental and emotional health, and filled with ...
“An Honorable Marriage, a Bed Undefiled”
Orthodox young people must block from their thoughts even the possibility of pre-marital relations. This applies as well to those preparing to enter into a second marriage. We emphatically reiterate: ...
An Orthodox View on Child Abuse
Even more widespread in our society is the emotional abandonment of our children. Children are not "wanted", they are a "burden," it is not "fashionable" to have ...
What Is Love?
Love is a very complicated concept to many people. Does he really love me? Do I really love her? How do I know that I'm in love? Do I love my parents and do they love me? Do I love God?
“Blessed Are the Pure in Heart for They Shall See God”
Parents are for the child the first door to the Kingdom of God. By the way the parents live a godly life, they provide the first example of God’s love and care. Saint Theophan the Recluse (The Path ...
Finding God’s Will for Your Life: Principles for Young Adults
It has been said that at the end of your life the only things that really matter are the people you loved, the people who loved you, and what you did for God. The importance of our other ...
His Holiness Patriarch Kirill Contracted the Coronavirus
4th Plenary Session between ROC and Coptic Church Held
His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon Calls for Prayer for Those Facing Hurricanes Ian and Fiona
Patriarch Kirill: The Church Prays for the Fraternal Strife to End as Soon as Possible
Besides intellectual instruction, young people also need prayer, Patriarch Daniel says as new academic year begins
The Synodal Residence in New York hosts the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
Voluntary Blood Donation Takes Place in Churches in Serbia
The work of the Church in society is quiet, but full of hope and love, says the Director of Lumina Publications
Epistle of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia
“The models par excellence are the great hesychast saints,” says Romanian Orthodox Bishop of Oradea