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: 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


From Vineyard Pastor to Orthodox Priest

O Lord, establish this vineyard by Father Seraphim BellThis article appeared in the June 1993 edition of Again Magazine Taken from: Things have been shaking at the Vineyard Christian Fellowship in San Jose, California. Worship here has taken on a whole new dimension. As pastor, I still prepare for worship by focusing my heart through private prayer. […]

Not for Lightweights: A Baptist Preacher goes to Church


Analyzing Evangelicalism: from a Baptist Pastor and Professor of Theology

From D. H. Williams’, “Retrieving the Tradition and Renewing Evangelicalism” Baptist Pastor and Assistant Professor of Patristics and Historical Theology at Loyola University in Chicago   Within conservative Protestant circles, particularly within evangelicalism, there is an increasing number of voices expressing concern about how little the direction of the church’s future is being informed by […]

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: 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 […]

How We Should Treat Other People – Met. Gregory of St. Petersburg (1904)

From: The answer to this question is given by the Lord Himself: Love thy neighbor(Luke 10:27). The Lord Jesus Christ very categorically demands that we love one another. While giving His last instructions to His disciples before His suffering, He often, and with great force, entrusted them with this love. Namely: This is My commandment, That ye […]

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 […]