Book Review: The Second Edition of “Collected Writings on Orthodox Christianity” is as Good as the First

By John G. Panagiotou Collected Writings on Orthodox Christianity: Various Aspects of Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches, George Alexander, OCP Publications: Kerala, India (Second Edition, June 2016). In this second edition of Collected Writings on Orthodox Christianity, editor and author George Alexander provides new content as good as the first. This compendium provides a … [Read more...]

Acton Lectures: Secularism as a Sickness of the Soul & Introduction to the Economic Thought of Sergei Bulgakov

By Fr. Johannes Jacobse In June 2016 I gave two lectures at the Acton University on The Economic Thought of Sergei Bulgakov and How to Understand Secularism (since changed to Secularism is a Sickness of the Soul). Acton University is a week where about 1000 people gather from all over the world to talk, learn, inspire and drink great Wisconsin craft beer. The Bulgakov lecture took a … [Read more...]

An Antiochian Perspective on the “Holy and Great Council” [AUDIO]

Source: Ancient Faith Radio Listen Here: (Audio courtesy of Ancient Faith Radio) Transcript Harbinger of Storm or Passage to Calm? by Patrick B. O’Grady, Archpriest The Antiochian Orthodox Institute, La Verne, California “When we had sailed slowly many days, and arrived with difficulty off Cnidus, the wind not permitting us to proceed, we sailed under the … [Read more...]

Book Review – The Orthodox Dilemma: Personal Reflections On Global Pan-Orthodox Christian Conciliar Unity

Source: Touchstone Magazine (May/June 2016) Eastern Union The Orthodox Dilemma: Personal Reflections On Global Pan-Orthodox Christian Conciliar Unity George Alexander OCP Publications, 2015; 202 pages, $12.00, paperback By John G. Panagiotou In George Alexander's "The Orthodox Dilemma" the reader is given a highly accessible overview of the history, current situation, and possible … [Read more...]

Caught Selling Baby Parts Planned Parenthood Doubles Down on the Lie [VIDEO]

Cecille Richards - President of Planned Parenthood By. Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse If a man is merely a biological machine, his sole value is determined by where he fits into the larger machine. He becomes a commodity, a thing to be used in ways that bring gain to other people. We call this a utilitarian world view. Planned Parenthood 'aborts' (kills) unborn babies and sells their parts. … [Read more...]

St. Theophan the Recluse: Progressive Ravings and the Theoretical Mindset

St. Theophan the Recluse The more I love humanity in general the less I love man in particular...The more I hate men individually the more I love humanity. -Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov Source: John Simmons From "The Spiritual Life" Chapters 16 and 17. By St. Theophan the Recluse What has happened to you? What kinds of questions are these? "I do not know … [Read more...]

We Wish You an Ascetic Christmas! Understanding the Ascetic Struggle in Orthodoxy

  For Orthodox Christians Christmas is a problem. Western culture celebrates the Holy Days (what is left of them anyway) with parties leading up to that day. Orthodoxy sees the days leading up to the Holy Day as a period of ascetic struggle -- an inward reorientation towards greater prayer, fasting, and caring for the poor. To accomplish this our lives need structure. We conform our … [Read more...]

The Revolutionary Mentality is the Confusion of our Time

By Fabio L. Leite The ideas of the Brazilian philosopher Olavo de Carvalho provide important tools not only to analyze, but to criticize and resist the destructive current cultural currents of our time. Many of these currents spring from the ideologies that oppressed our brothers and sisters in Europe. THE THREE INVERSIONS Three "inversions" characterize the revolutionary mentality … [Read more...]

Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese Responds to Refugee Crisis

Statement from the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America on the Reception of Refugees in the United States in Light of Recent Terrorist Actions around the World Since the tragic terrorist actions in Paris, Beirut, Mali and elsewhere in the past two weeks, there have been polarized reactions to the reception of refugees, mainly of Syrian nationality, worldwide: an … [Read more...]

Trifkovic – Immigrant Invasion: Der Untergang Des Abendlandes

Source: Chronicles of Culture By:Srdja Trifkovic | November 13, 2015 Over 8,000 migrants entered Serbia on November 11 on their way from the Middle East to Western Europe. The item went unreported by the major media because it was not newsworthy. Daily totals may vary, not much, as the Great Invasion of 2015 continues unabated. Millions are on the move, with unknown further multitudes … [Read more...]

The Unexamined Assumptions of the Skeptic: Alison Gopnik’s Trade of Hard Atheism for Soft Atheism

The following responds to the recent Atlantic Monthly article How an 18th-Century Philosopher Helped Solve My Midlife Crisis: David Hume, the Buddha, and a search for the Eastern roots of the Western Enlightenment by Alison Gopnik who suffered a deep crisis of purpose and meaning and reached out to the writings of philospher David Hume for help. After considerable searching she writes, "I had … [Read more...]

Met. Joseph: Archpastoral Directive On So-Called Same-Sex Marriage

Source: Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of America Excerpt: Based...upon natural creation, even as our Lord Jesus Christ did as reported in the holy Gospels...the Church recognizes the word, “marriage,” as designating only one datum: the fleshly union of one man and one woman, “just as Adam and Eve in the beginning of the world” (ancient betrothal, Service of Matrimony) in an exclusive way, … [Read more...]

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