Archives for May 2011

A Russian Orthodox Priest Speaks Out Against Britain’s Culture of Death

Source: John Smeaton Today I had the pleasure of renewing my acquaintance with Archpriest Andrew Phillips, who leads one of Britain’s 40 Russian Orthodox parishes in Colchester. Archpriest Andrew has kindly sent me some of his recent personal reflections on pro-life issues: After 1945 we were to be provided by the Welfare State with care […]

Misguided Men and the End

HT: Orthodixie Some misguided men think more about the end of the world than the end of their lives even though it is obvious that for him to whom the end of his life comes the end of the world has come. A brother standing before St. Seraphim of Sarov continually kept in his mind […]

Met: Hilarion: The End of History – An Orthodox View

Source: Orthodox Christian Faith From ‘The Mystery of Faith’ by Bishop Alfeyev From the very beginning, the Christian Church has lived in the expectation of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. This belief is based on the words of our Lord, Who, shortly before His death on the Cross, promised His disciples that He would […]

Lucky Girls: The Greek Orthodox Orphanage in Calcutta

Source: Lucky Girls This site was built to raise funds for the Greek Orthodox Orphanage in Calcutta. The fundraiser has passed, but the video that they produced reveals the blessed work they are doing for orphaned girls in Calcutta. From the website: Lucky Girls was filmed in January 2009 with the purpose of raising funds […]

The Preferential Option for the Poor

Source: First Things Catholic writer R.R. Reno explains why he became a social conservative. Catholic social teaching has always stressed a “preferential option for the poor” which certainly conforms to Orthodox moral teaching particularly in reference to Matthew 25. Where it gets hazy however is when we discuss how policy should be crafted that meets […]

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