Transfigure or Die Trying

Orthodoxy in the American Public Square by Fr. Alexander F. C. Webster The prevailing political and cultural elites in America are succeeding, steadily and surely, in plunging our society into a post-Christian vortex that bears a striking resemblance in many ways to the formative centuries of the ancient Church. Faithful early Christians had to endure an inhospitable culture and a decadent … [Read more...]

Mattingly: Memory Eternal, for a Quiet Giant in American Orthodoxy

Source: uexpress By Terry Mattingly FRANKLIN, Tenn. — It was a typical evangelistic crusade in rural Alabama and, as he ended his sermon, the Rev. Gordon Walker called sinners down to the altar to be born again. Most Southern towns have a few notorious folks who frequent the back pews during revival meetings, trying to get right with God. On this night, one such scalawag came … [Read more...]

Planned Parenthood and the Institutionalization of Evil

By Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse Selling the organs of aborted babies is big business and Planned Parenthood can deliver most organs intact chirped Dr. Deborah Nucatola between mouthfuls of food a few days ago. Nucatola, a high placed executive at Planned Parenthood, unwittingly exposed the grisly work of her organization in an undercover video released by the Center for Medical Progress, a pro-life … [Read more...]

The Protohomosexual: Why Are So Many Straight People Pro-Gay?

Source: Crisis Magazine By Tyler Blanski Why are so many straight people pro gay? Because the normalization of homosexuality is the premier achievement of heterosexual ideology. “Gay” and “straight” are not taxonomies but ideologies. They are not orientations but disorientations: whether bi-, homo-, or hetero-, hyphenated sexuality makes us lose our sense of direction … [Read more...]

If Love Has Won, Has Marriage Lost? An Orthodox Response to Obergefell v. Hodges 1

By Dr. Vigen Guroian In recent decades, a vehement campaign has been waged in the United States to redefine lawful marriage so that marriage includes couples of the same sex. The argument has been cast principally as a civil liberties issue, and on June 26, 2015, this argument won the day. By a 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court declared that marriage is a constitutional … [Read more...]

Archpriest Victor Potapov: An Earthquake of Sorts is Taking Place in America

Source: By Maria Stroganova Father Victor, please tell us how the Orthodox of America reacted to the decision of the US Supreme Court recognizing the legitimacy of same-sex marriage throughout the country? To tell you the truth, we feel like we are in mourning. Of course, no one was surprised that it happened. We all understood that the majority of the Supreme Court would vote … [Read more...]

15 Reasons ‘Marriage Equality’ Is About Neither Marriage Nor Equality

Don't fall for the 'marriage equality' sales pitch. It's a deception. Source: The Federalist By Stella Morabito Same-sex marriage is a notion that contains within itself the seeds of its own destruction. I doubt many have thought this through, with the ironic exception of the elites who have been pushing the agenda the hardest. Most people are weary of it all and going along to get … [Read more...]

Fr. Johannes L. Jacobse: Liberty

I love my country and over twenty years ago I wrote an essay expressing my gratitude to her. It was one of the first pieces I every published and describes immigrating to America when I was a young boy. May God this great country from those who would do harm both within and without. "Wake up," my father whispered. "We're almost there." It was a cold March morning. I was six years … [Read more...]

Chicago Priest Protests Same-Sex Marriage, Won’t Sign Civil Marriage Licenses

By Manya Brachear Pashman Chicago Tribune Source: The Chicago Tribune The Rev. Patrick Henry Reardon is getting out of the civil marriage business. The Orthodox Christian priest on Chicago's North Side says the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalizes same-sex matrimony reinforces his recent decision to no longer sign licenses that make marriages valid in the eyes of the state and now … [Read more...]

We Live in the Age of Dostoevsky

The SCOTUS decision to legalize gay marriage reveals that the corruption of American cultural gatekeepers and institutions is nearly complete. This ruling legitimates the homosexual agenda which at bottom is not about civil rights but the inversion of the moral bedrock of Christian civilization. Religion is the ground of culture wrote philosopher Russell Kirk and when religion changes so does the … [Read more...]

Free Ebook Through Friday: Orthodox Social Thought – The Cure for Consumerism

Source: Acton Power Blog The latest monograph from the Acton Institute, The Cure for Consumerism by Rev. Gregory Jensen, will be available for free starting this Wednesday, June 10, and ending Friday, the 12th, at midnight. This is the second monograph in the Orthodox Christian Social Thought Series. Since the onset of the Industrial Revolution, there has been a rapid growth of human … [Read more...]

Ryan Hunter: Truth a Casualty in Acclaim Surrounding Jenner

A time is coming when people will go mad, and when they see someone who is not mad, they will attack him, saying “You are mad, you are not like us.” —St Anthony the Great (d. AD 356) “What is truth?” —Pontius Pilatus to Christ only hours before His execution (John 18:38). Bruce Jenner's public transition to his female alter ego "Caitlyn" on the cover of … [Read more...]