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...]