The Name-Day of All Paralytics
Our life, yes, is transient and withering, like the grass under the hot summer sun. But the soul – a unique human personality created by God – its story in time and eternity is altogether different ...
The Mother of God
Some of you may remember that the word 'humility' comes from the Latin humus, the fertile ground. Humility is not a condition which we try to ape by saying that we are unworthy, that we are ...
As God Wills
When monastic life is flourishing, it is because the Church is healthy. Small and beleaguered monasteries; monastics struggling with the wrong things, are a sign that something is wrong with our ...
Mary of Egypt, Facebook, and Dreams
The Light of Christ Enlightens All!
One of the most significant liturgical actions of the Great Fast takes place when, between the Old Testament readings, the Royal Doors are suddenly opened, the serving clergyman appears with a candle ...
On the Sinners in the Gospels, and Other Sinners
Who, these days, has the ability to whisper the Publican’s humble prayer? We all consider ourselves to be "successful" Publicans and view all our neighbors as Pharisees. We do not repent as ...
Narrow is the Way
How often do we hear someone say, "Well, take it easy," or "Don't work too hard." We have grown accustomed to the idea that life should be easy, that we have every right to ...
Create in Me a Clean Heart
Infamously, February is the month of hearts, flowers and Valentine's Day wishes. So often, we see the ♥ heart symbol without giving it a second thought. This month, let us reflect on our ...
How to Live an Ecological Life in Christ
Aware or not, our acts greatly influence the people around us. Take a priest: if he does not behave properly in the parish, will his parishioner be willing to advance on the path to Christ he only ...
Dostoevsky and Memory Eternal An Eastern Orthodox Approach to the Brothers Karamazov
Central to Eastern Orthodox Christendom is the singing, at the end of every Orthodox funeral, of the song known as "Memory Eternal" (in Church Slavonic: Vechnaya Pamyat). This song also ...
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