by Archbishop Averky In a time when under the name of Christianity, even Orthodox Christianity, every kind of compromise and surrogate is offered men whose spiritual hunger can be satisfied only by uncompromising Truth, the spiritual shepherds have ... Read more about Should the Church Be In Step With the Times?
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?
By Fr John Whiteford Towards the end of the inaugural show of Ancient Faith Radio's Orthodoxy Live, Fr. Evan Armetas was asked a question: what should Orthodox Christians do, if they live in an area where there are no Orthodox Churches nearby? Is it ... Read more about On Praying With Non-Orthodox
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
“I am very sorry to hear about some religious groups in the United States that support the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. Such support cannot be justified from a Christian point of view because Christianity is against any sort of ... Read more about Israel and Covenant
"We denounce modernism and secularism in the Church and call upon our faithful to heed the words of the ever-memorable Metropolitan Philaret (Voznesensky) – “Hold fast what you have.” Many Orthodox in America are looking to the Russian Church for an ... Read more about “We Denounce Modernism and Secularism”!
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
What has been the canonical status of ecumenical councils in the history of the Church? Among the Orthodox there is a widespread opinion that the ecumenical council is the highest authority in the Church, to which local councils and the first ... Read more about Orthodoxy and Ecumenical Councils
By Anna Bee Hipster Christians, I'm going to help you out. I see you are grasping at something, trying to find the ironic Church of your dreams, where men can grow beards of foolish proportions and women can dress like their grannies' grannies, a ... Read more about Hipsters and Orthodoxy