(Audio) Retreat with Fr. Gregory Horton: “And they continued steadfastly…” (Acts 2:42)

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Who Will Be Saved? What About non-Orthodox Christians or Others?

Who Will Be Saved? What About Those Outside the Orthodox Church? Posted by Father Michael Shanbour   Below are excepts on this question from various Orthodox Christian sources on this question.  I would only like to add that the information below should not be taken as minimizing or excusing the seriousness of doctrinal error and […]

What is the Meaning and Promise of Repentance (YouTube Audio)

The following talk was given by Jodi Haley of the Orthodox Reading Room in Beaverton, Oregon during Great Lent 2015.  Using the story of the life of St. Mary of Egypt, Jodi provides an excellent description of the meaning of repentance in the Orthodox Christian tradition juxtaposed with what has become the western Christian understanding.

Marriage: The Great Sacrament by Archimandrite Aimilianos of Simonopetra, Mount Athos

Nobody would dispute that the most important day in a person’s life, after his birth and baptism, is that of his marriage. It is no surprise, then, that the aim of contemporary worldly and institutional upheavals is precisely to crush the most honorable and sacred mystery of marriage. For many people, marriage is an opportunity […]

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 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 […]

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

Fathers – On bearing the Cross, St. Theophan

Christianity or The Church: by New Martyr Hilarion

Hieromartyr Hilarion – Christianity_or_the_Church

Holy Scripture and the Church by the New Martyr Hilarion

CATECHISM – HOLY_SCRIPTURE_AND_THE_CHURCH

On Solo Scriptura by Father John Whiteford

Sola Scriptura In the Vanity of Their Minds by Fr. John Whiteford   Father John Whiteford is a former Nazarene Associate Pastor who converted to the Orthodox Faith soon after completing his B.A. in Religion at Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, Oklahoma. He first encountered Orthodoxy as a result of his involvement in the local […]