MOSCOW, March 16 (RIA Novosti) – US President Barack Obama must have known that his support of gay marriage would bring him trouble. But of all possible repercussions, a demand to roll back Alaska’s 1867 sale to the United States was one he was ... Read more about Russians Sue USA To Take Back Alaska
By Elizabeth Szlek, M.A. Introduction Orthodox Christians living in the West are surrounded by a culture which seems to be at odds with our basic beliefs about God and the nature and destiny of men. Yet, we function amid the science and ... Read more about Christianity and Biopsychiatry: Are They Compatible?
The parish of St. George is located in a remote village in Ivanovo Region. It is one of 60 drug rehabilitation centers in Russia run by the Russian Orthodox Church. Only 12 people live here – four priests and eight recovering drug addicts from ... Read more about Russian Orthodox Church Rehabilitates Addicts
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!
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
DEMRE, Turkey — In the fourth century A.D., a bishop named Nicholas transformed the city of Myra, on the Mediterranean coast of what is now Turkey, into a Christian capital. Nicholas was later canonized, becoming the St. Nicholas of Christmas ... Read more about Well-Preserved Byzantine Temple
At present there is once more - it appears to be seasonal - considerable discussion about a possible future ‘Pan-Orthodox’ ‘Council’. Some even suggest 2012 or 2013 as possible dates for it to take place. We have been here before, not least in the ... Read more about A ‘Pan-Orthodox Council’?
By St Justin the Philosopher Apologetics Some time ago, an organization called "The Gospel Coalition" did two interviews. One of them was with a man born into an Orthodox family who then converted to evangelicalism. The other one was with a man ... Read more about Common Evangelical Objections to Orthodoxy
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?