It's miserable being an oligarch - I'm happier as a peasant, says man who once challenged Putin By WILL STEWART IN MOSCOW As the fortunes of Russia's super-rich oligarchs begin to crumble, a man who was once one of them has some surprising ... Read more about Family Chooses ‘Ascetic’ Life Over Luxury
This is not a popular topic, but it is extremely important for our times. Marriage is a sacrament and it ought to be treated as such. In other words, we need to make certain that the man knows who he ought to be and the woman knows who she ought to ... Read more about St John Chrysostom on Patriarchal Marriage
On Earth As It Is In Heaven! In the Orthodox faith, it is important for our faith to involve both our soul (heart, motive, etc) and our actions. We are committed to a holistic faith that involves both the spiritual as well as the material. This is ... Read more about What Does Love Really Look Like?
It is really no strange phenomenon that the Orthodox Church continues to offer the rich traditions that have been handed down over the centuries. Although, I have heard many Orthodox and non-Orthodox speak as if many of our traditions are optional ... Read more about Orthodox Tradition Essential Within Modern Culture
I was listening to a contemporary Christian radio station today and they happened to be airing their personal newscast. The last story to air was a story about the smart phone game ‘Angry Birds.’ Apparently it is newsworthy these days to tell the ... Read more about The Ascetic Life Is For All Christians
For as much then as Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin. 1 Peter 4:1 To obtain a humble and contrite heart one must lean on the ... Read more about Do You Have Pain? If Not, Obtain It!
Nicholas Berdyaev, a 19th century Russian philosopher, once said, "The world is moving towards a new spirituality and a new mysticism; in it there will be no more of the ascetic world view." (Orthodox Life, Jordanville NY, no. 6) We see within ... Read more about Ascetic Worldview