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 […]

My Exodus From the Roman Catholic Church (Former Franciscan Monk’s Journey)

Three Homilies on Bearing the Cross: St. Theophan the Recluse

Fathers – On bearing the Cross, St. Theophan

The Orthodox Church by Met. Kallistos Ware (excerpts)

Part 1, Church History:   Part 2, Faith and Worship: