New Film: “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer”

“Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer: Experiencing the Presence of God and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of an Ancient Spirituality” It will be published February 8, 2011 by HarperOne. New York, July 1, 2010 -- A little known 2000-year-old Christian prayer, still used by monks and nuns in far away caves and monasteries, is the subject of a documentary feature film and book slated for early … [Read more...]

Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick: Voice From Antioch: Martyrdom – Part 1a

In a new series beginning today, Fr. Andrew presents a study of major themes of the Orthodox Christian faith as found in the letters of the 2nd century martyr and 3rd bishop of Antioch, Ignatius the God-bearer. Podcast courtesy of Ancient Faith Radio Listen here: [audio:] … [Read more...]

Is Europe waking up from its multi-cultural inebriation?

Austrian MP Ewald Stadler speaks to the position of the Turkish Ambassador and tells off some of his colleagues. During this, he addresses the lack of outrage when Catholic Archbishop Luigi Padovese was killed in Turkey and mentions the priests who have been killed. Stadler is certainly not an indifferent Catholic! … [Read more...]

Battle Hymn of the Republic

Some of the American hymns are beautiful. This is one of my favorites. … [Read more...]

Some Q & A the day after the debate

On Old Testament Violence and Orthodox Interpretation of Scripture On the Intrinsic Value of a Human Being On Science, Galileo and Church Persecution On the Roman Catholic Church's Inquisition and the Crusades … [Read more...]

Family of Shadows

Source: Front Page Magazine Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Garin K. Hovannisian, a graduate of UCLA and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. A writer living in Los Angeles and Yerevan, Armenia, he has written for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and Frontpage Magazine. He is the author of the new investigative memoir, Family of Shadows: A Century of Murder, … [Read more...]

Picture Gallery: Fort Ross — Russia’s first outpost on the California coast

Fort Ross was an important center in bringing Orthodoxy to America. London Telegraph (click to see the gallery). … [Read more...]

Christian Imagery, With Local Charm and Vitality

New York readers may be interested in this exhibit at the Museum of Biblical Art near Columbus and Broadway. In 1051 a Greek Orthodox monk named Anthony retreated to a cave overlooking the Dnieper River in Kiev. Disciples came, buildings were constructed, and, by the 17th and 18th centuries, the Monastery of the Caves embraced a flourishing metropolitan sprawl of 3 Ukrainian cities, 7 … [Read more...]

Russian Rights Group Creates Virtual Gulag

The site is written in Russian, but the pictures are nevertheless compelling. Hopefully they will provide an English version eventually. Radio Free Europe The Russian human rights center Memorial has launched an online "museum" on the history of the Soviet labor and prison camps known as the gulag, RFE/RL's Russian Service reports. Memorial workers have spent six years going through … [Read more...]

Lasers Uncover First Icons of Sts. Peter and Paul

The earliest known icons of the Apostles Peter and Paul were discovered in a catacomb located under a modern office building in a residential neighborhood of Rome, Tuesday, June, 22, 2010. Restorers said Tuesday they had unearthed the 4th-century images using a new laser technique that allowed them to burn off centuries of white calcium deposits without damaging the dark colors of the original … [Read more...]

The “Myth” of Unity: A Response to a 2009 Address Given at St Vladimir’s Seminary

George Michalopulos, prolific contributor to the Orthodox blog, essayist, and keen critic of Orthodox culture and politics wrote an essay challenging some of the conclusions offered by Matthew Namee at the Symposium on Orthodox Unity held at St. Vladimir Seminary on June, 20, 2009. Read his abstract below. The full article can be found on Orthodoxy Today. Read it, then return here for … [Read more...]

The Aremenian Genocide

Caution, the pictures on this site are graphic and disturbing. Unknown to many, the Armenian Genocide is considered the first genocide (preceding Hitler and Stalin) of the modern age. The term "genocide" was created to describe this crime. … [Read more...]