A Letter from St Gregory the Theologian to one of his spiritual daughters: My daughter, For your wedding, I, your spiritual father Gregory, offer you this poem as a gift. And I consider it to be the best possible advice a father could ... Read more about What Every Christian Woman Should Read!
Community & Ecology
There is one aspect of Orthodoxy that has played an important role in the very well being of Orthodox communities throughout history, and I think few will deny its existence. But few in our day seem to want to talk about this important role in ... Read more about How Important is the Rural Life?
In 1999, 35 million small family plots produced 90% of Russia’s potatoes, 77% of vegetables, 87% of fruits, 59% of meat, 49% of milk A Russian family by their Dascha, or family plot In 2003 the Russian President signed into law a further “Private ... Read more about Russia’s Ecology
The first time I ever attended a funeral service where cremation of the body of the deceased had taken place was in Portland, Oregon, many years ago. An Episcopal priest friend had died and had requested his body be cremated. Walking into the church ... Read more about Cremation Versus the Orthodox Practice of Burial
Loving our neighbor is the summary of the Christian Law. Sustaining the poor is a primary subject in the entire Bible, and it was the very first thing that Christ spoke of when he started his ministry. Money (economy) is mentioned in the New ... Read more about Orthodoxy – A Faith of Nations!