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 […]

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: or here:   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 […]

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 […]

FAQ’s: Frequently Asked Questions about the Orthodox Church

The following are various links to excellent answers given to questions by those inquiring into the Orthodox Christian Church: (Straight Answers about the Orthodox Church. Brief.) (Saints Peter and Paul, Salt Lake City, UT) (Father Thomas Hopko) The Orthodox Christian Church: The Best Kept Secret in America? Q&A on the Orthodox Church By Father Michael […]

Orthodox Catechism by Father Thomas Hopko

A basic explanation of the Orthodox Faith originally published in four volumes: Doctrine, Worship, Bible and History, Spirituality.