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 […]

Not for Lightweights: A Baptist Preacher goes to Church

BAPTIST PREACHER GOES TO CHURCH Gordon Atkinson

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 Place of the Lives of the Saints in the Spiritual Life

A talk delivered at the Annual Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Diocese of Western America, February 16/March 1, 2002. 1. The Significance of the Lives of the Saints In order to begin to understand the importance of the Lives of the Saints for our spiritual lives, I believe we can turn to no better or […]

Homily on Being Thankful – by St. Basil the Great

From: http://orthodoxinfo.com/praxis/stbasil_homily_thanksgiving.aspx 1. You have heard the words of the Apostle, in which he addresses the Thessalonians, prescribing rules of conduct for every kind of person. His teaching, to be sure, was directed towards particular audiences; but the benefit to be derived therefrom is relevant to every generation of mankind. Rejoice evermore, he says; Pray without […]

Do We Really Believe in the Resurrection?

Do We Really Believe in the Resurrection?  By Father Michael Shanbour   The Holy Apostle Paul made it abundantly clear that the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ is the foundation of our faith when he wrote to the Corinthians: “And if Christ is not risen, then is our preaching is empty, and your faith […]

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 […]

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 […]