Archives for May 2015

Fr. Josiah Trenham: Pastors Must Rise to Their Duty [VIDEO]

Fr. Josiah Trenham, pastor of St. Andrew Orthodox Church in Riverside, Father Josiah Trenham spoke about religion and politics at the 2015 Unite IE Conservative Conference in California last month. Pastors, he said, must rise to their duty to bring moral awareness to our civic institutions and fight the secularizing trends that see the separation of Church and State as a moral rather than … [Read more...]

The New Gnosticism of the Homosexual Movement

It happens a lot. I see something I have never seen before and then an essay or book crosses my path that helps flesh out the idea. Last week I was embroiled in a debate about natural marriage (see Monomakhos). (I've quit using the term "traditional marriage" since it implies that such a thing as "non-traditional marriage" actually exists.) My argument began with the assertion that natural … [Read more...]

Fr. Alexander F. C. Webster: Transfigure or Die Trying

NOTE: The complete article can be found here. American Orthodoxy in the Public Square In the next issue of Touchstone Magazine, Fr. Alexander Webster offers a stinging but thoughtful critique of the decline of American culture to describe how the "sacrificial ethos of the eucharist" can transfigure personal life in ways that can restore and strengthen it. Fr. Webster writes: The … [Read more...]

Orthodox Participate in the March for Marriage [VIDEO]

Below is a video created by Fr. John Parsells of the March for Marriage held in Washington, DC on April 25, 2015. Metropolitan Joseph, leader of the Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese, encouraged participation at the march in the strongest possible terms saying that participation in the march is needed, “in order to dispel confusion which has been stirred up by our secular culture." He added: We … [Read more...]

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