“The Way of a Pilgrim” and Bishop Ignatius (Brianchaninov’s) Teaching on Prayer
Basing himself on the legacy of St Ignatius of the Caucasus, Alexey Ilyich Osipov, the well-known Professor of the Moscow Theological Academy, reflects on the issues of spiritual practices in Eastern ...
Sometimes we wish for our prayers and requests to be immediately fulfilled, not thinking about the fact that God knows better than we do what is good for us, and when to give us consolation. We weep ...
Sunday of the Paralytic
And finally, there are those who are us, we are spiritually paralyzed – and that describes the majority of us, we who make little or no effort to appeal to the Lord for healing of our spiritual ...
On Using Time Wisely
In talking about “redeeming the time” the apostle makes us aware that time is used to purchase true blessings, just as money is used to acquire all that we need for physical life, and that, ...
A Paschal Homily of Blessed Justin of Chelije
When a man belonging to Christ dies, he simply sets aside his body like clothing, in which he will again be vested on the day of Dread Judgement. Before the Resurrection of the God-Man, death was ...
Bright Week: On Belief and Unbelief
And then one well-disposed man, with whom I am still on good terms, looked at me with sincere amazement and said: But, Vladyka, how is it possible to teach religious knowledge? Schools are supposed ...
Bright Week: On the Spiritual Life
We do not nourish ourselves spiritually: we do not pray, or we pray poorly; we either read the Gospel poorly, or we do not read it at all; we go to church rarely; we do not read spiritual books and ...
Golgotha. What is the Purpose of Christ’s Death on the Cross?
The Cross is the main symbol of Christianity. The Cross is the focus of sorrow. But the Cross is also the protection and the source of joy for a Christian. Why was the Cross necessary? Why were ...
The Mystery at the Heart of Christianity: On Great Thursday
In the person of His apostles, the Lord called us his friends. This is more awesome than to think of than being His servants. A slave can hide his eyes in a prostration; but a friend cannot turn away ...
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