Dating back to the first millennium, the “Three Bar Cross” has served the Orthodox Church across the entire world. The top bar of the cross represents the mockery Christ received as He was taunted as “King of the Jews.” An Eastern Orthodox ... Read more about The Three Bar Cross
Climbing out of the Confusion As time goes by throughout the Church age, more and more layers of half-truths and lies rise up to completely burry and surround us. We are left with bits and pieces of the Gospel, whereas to become a completely ... Read more about On Death To The World!
Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me. Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading. I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for ten ... Read more about A Truly Orthodox Perspective of Marriage
Before I refer to my limited experience with beginner monks, it would be good to offer some counsel for their edification while they are, for one reason or the other, still found in the world. Perhaps this meagre assistance will strengthen them for ... Read more about On Monks, Clergy and Laity – By Elder Paisios
Jovinian, or Jovinianus, (died A.D.405) was an opponent of Christian asceticism in the 4th century and was condemned as a heretic at synods convened in Rome under Pope Siricius and in Milan by St Ambrose in 393. Our information about him is ... Read more about Jovinian Heresy Much Like that of Modernism Today!
John Chrysostom’s Discovery of the Blessings & Mysteries of Marriage byMike Aquilina When a man publishes so much—we have some 700 sermons and 246 letters of St. John Chrysostom’s, plus biblical commentaries, moral discourses, and ... Read more about St John Chrysostom on Marriage
From pre-Nicene times to our modern times, the monastics of the Church have kept us vigilant and sober, showing us that God does indeed call modern day John the Baptists’ and Paul the Apostles’. God calls these monks to live a life of purity not ... Read more about A Brief History of Monasticism
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