St. Seraphim of Sarov’s Conversation With Nicholas Motovilov

St. Seraphim of Sarov’s Conversation With Nicholas Motovilov  A Wonderful Revelation to the World From: http://orthodoxinfo.com/praxis/wonderful.aspx This revelation is undoubtedly of world-wide significance. True, there is nothing essentially new in it, for the full revelation was given to the Apostles from the very day of Pentecost. But now that people have forgotten the fundamental truths […]

Through the Eastern Gate: from Tibetan Buddhism to Orthodox Christianity — Nilus Stryker

              Through The Eastern Gate

   By Nilus Stryker
    I had been a Buddhist for ten years. I was ordained after seven years of study with my teacher in a small family line of the Nyingma Lineage of Vajarayana (Tibetan ) Buddhism. I had a Spiritual Master in […]

From Jainism to Orthodoxy: An Indian Passage — By Rahda Dalal

HINDUISM – JAINISM_TO_ORTHODOXY- AN INDIAN PASSAGE

The Life of St. Antony the Great, by St. Athanasius of Alexandria

  The Life of St. Antony the Great (born 250AD) written by St. Athanasius of Alexandria (also called by the title “The Great) in about 356AD is one of the great classics of Christian literature.  Here we have an verbal icon of Christian perfection, of Christian ascetical practice, and of wisdom from a recognized spiritual […]

On Dispositions of the Heart: Elder Porphyrios

An Excerpt from “Wounded By Love: The Life of Teachings of Elder Porphyrios From: http://orthodoxinfo.com/praxis/elderporphyrios_illness.aspx I feel illness as the love of Christ ‘My Christ, Your love knows no limits!’ I thank God for granting me many illnesses. [1] I often say to Him: ‘My Christ, Your love knows no limits!’ How I am alive is […]

The Gurus, the Young Man, and Elder Paisios

  Recommended Reading.  Purchase at: http://www.amazon.com or here: http://www.sainthermanpress.com/Catalog/Elder_Paisios/guru_book.htm   This powerful memoir tells the story of a Greek youth who, out of a desire to know the truth empirically, began to experiment in yoga, hypnotism, and     various occult techniques. Eventually drawn back to the Faith of his forefathers—Orthodox Christianity—he visited the ancient monastic republic […]

“Christ the Eternal Tao” by Hieromonk Damascene Christensen

Recommended Read: “Christ the Eternal Tao” by Hieromonk Damascene Christensen   Purchase at: www.amazon.com or here: http://www.sainthermanpress.com/Catalog/Sunrise_of_the_East/Tao_book.htm     Christ the Eternal Tao presents the Tao Teh Ching as a foreshadowing of what would be revealed by Christ, and Lao Tzu himself as a Far-Eastern prophet of Christ the incarnate God.   Through heretofore unpublished translations and teachings of […]

The Impossibility of Aloneness: When Christ Found Me in the Himalayas

From: http://deathtotheworld.com/articles/the-impossibility-of-aloneness-when-christ-found-me-in-the-himalayas/ by Joseph Magnus Frangipani         I’m an Orthodox Christian living in Homer, Alaska and experienced Jesus Christ in the Himalayas, in India. I listen to the heartbeat of rain outside… Cold, Alaskan fog blowing in off the bay, emerald hills now that autumn is here and summer chased away into the […]

Orthodox Christian Music – Samples

Orthodox Christian ecclesiastical music has it’s beginnings in the apostolic worship of the first century which was naturally based upon the Judaic chant at the time of Jesus Christ.  The singular purpose of Orthodox music is to unite the soul (“nous”) with God through prayer and to impart the holy doctrines of the Faith.  It’s […]

Why would a Buddhist or Hindu become Eastern Orthodox?

Do Orthodox Christians believe in the exclusive deity of Jesus Christ, or are other paths and gods accepted? Orthodox Christians respect wisdom found in pre-Christian religions when they reflect truth, beauty and goodness. One of the saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church wrote these words: “All the prophets have from the beginning cried out to my […]