The Soul Is A Mirror

Fr. Stephen Freeman The soul is a difficult thing to speak (or write) about. First, the word is used so commonly and widely that its true meaning becomes obscured. Second, the soul is largely unknown to each of us, despite its primary importance. So, I will begin by giving its simple meaning: the soul is…

Modernity’s Sacraments

Fr. Stephen Freeman My newsfeed must be set for “shock.” Never does a day go by that there is no something outlandishly alarming featured as a story, somewhere, illustrating the insane march of modern culture. Much of me would like to think that the problem is in the newsfeed and not in the culture itself….

Wikipedia and Lucifer

Kevin Boyle No One To Vote For Wikipedia calls Stephen Meyer and Michael Egnor “pseudo-scientists” because they both publicly support the idea of ‘intelligent design’. ‘RationalWiki’ goes further calling Egnor “a promotor of neuro-woo”. [RationalWiki has a “board” of directors who hide behind fake names] Egnor and Meyer are modern “heretics” who speak out against the dominant establishment scientific doctrine,…

EVERY ONE OF US IS A POTENTIAL SAINT

Metropolitan Nikolaos of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki Every one of us is a potential saint, even if we do not believe right now! Metropolitan Nicholas (Khadzhinkolai) of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki, a hierarch of the Greek Orthodox Church, considers disbelief the most valuable experience in the spiritual life. “I didn’t need someone’s stories and arguments about Christ;…

IT IS POSSIBLE THROUGH HIM

On Phillippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ Who strengthens me.” Fr. James Guirguis This is really a powerful verse. A verse full of hope. This is a verse that can bring us great joy in the midst of our struggles. It can be our fuel when we think that we have nothing left…

PHOTOGRAPHER WILLIAM BRUMFIELD: “I WANT TO SHOW THE HEAVENLY LIGHT THAT I SEE IN YOUR CHURCHES”

Stepan Ignashev, William Brumfield Slavic Studies professor at Tulane University in New Orleans, photographer and historian William Craft Brumfield talks about the secrets of his love for Russia: “These “secrets” are not so secret, you simply have to know how to think and love.” William dedicated a half a century to this knowledge—beginning from 1970 Brumfield…

Paul Says He’s Alive!

Jesus gave us many promises as he preached and taught during His ministry. The problem is we want to pay attention to the “happy” promises like “ask, and it shall be given to you.” We have a bit more trouble hearing this promise to us from Jesus: “If the persecuted me, they will persecute you…

War on Christianity Escalates

Canada now ARRESTING Christian pastors and prosecuting them for teaching the Bible. by Ethan Huff Natural News If you think the Leftist assault on freedom of speech and the First Amendment here in the United States is bad, consider the much worse situation transpiring in Canada, where a Christian pastor was recently arrested and charged with “disturbing…

Why We Can’t Talk About God

by Henry Makow People scoff when I say Western society is a satanic cult. However, the proof is obvious. The word “God” is banned from mainstream public discourse. In fact, we are repulsed at His mere mention. Our minds shut down. We become angry. We have been brainwashed and don’t know it.If I were wrong, God would…

WHY DOES GOD HIDE?

Fr. Stephen Freeman God hides. God makes Himself known. God hides. This pattern runs throughout the Scriptures. A holy hide-and-seek, the pattern is not accidental nor unintentional. It is rooted in the very nature of things in the Christian life. Christianity whose God is not hidden is not Christianity at all. But why is this…

The Dragons that Almost Exist

Explaining the icon of St-George slaying the dragon to a 4 year old is amazing. Explaining the icon of St-George to a 10 year old is excruciating — “Yeah, but dragons don’t exist, do they?”. Do they? When someone tells you that dragons don’t exist or that monsters don’t exist, what is it they are…

It Begins With Me

Blame for all that is wrong with the world rests with me “Our life depends on the kind of thoughts we nurture. If our thoughts are peaceful, calm, meek, and kind, then that is what our life is like. If our attention is turned to the circumstances in which we live, we are drawn into…

Christians are most persecuted religious group in the world

Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, according to an interim British report. _________________________________ The Anglican Bishop of Truro the Right Rev. Philip Mounstephen recently published an overview of his findings that showed the persecution of Christians in some parts of the world has neared genocide levels. “Evidence shows not only the…

RISING VICTORIOUS

Jesus is standing on the broken doors of hell. The massive portals lie crossed under his feet, a reminder of the Cross that won this triumph. He stands braced and striding, like a superhero, using his mighty outstretched arms to lift a great weight. That weight is Adam and Eve themselves, our father and mother…

I AM THE RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE

Metropolitan Ephrem (Kyriakos) Jesus said this to Martha, Lazarus’ sister, before the lifted the stone from the entrance to the tomb and He raised her brother from the dead. Then he continued, “He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die” (John…

ON DEATH AND RESURRECTION IN CHRIST

St. Gregory the Theologian Yesterday I was crucified with Him; today I am glorified with Him. Yesterday I died with Him; today I am made alive with Him. Yesterday I was buried with Him; today I am raised up with Him. Let us offer to Him Who suffered and rose again for us … ourselves,…

ST. SERAPHIM ON THE PARABLE OF THE TEN VIRGINS

St. Seraphim of Sarov This passage is from St. Seraphim of Sarov’s conversation with Nicholas Motovilov in which he interprets the parable of the ten virgins: In the parable of the wise and foolish virgins, when the foolish ones ran short of oil, they were told: “Go and buy in the market.” But when they had…

Holy Week Monday

Author: scotthumor A week ago, a seedy middle aged member of the Talmudic cult named Dmitry Bykov, a son of Leo Moiseevich Zilbeltrud and Natalia Iosifovna Bykova, who, for some opaque reasons calls himself “a Russian writer” arrived to Yekaterinburg to teach the locals about Jesus Christ. After the lecture in which he explained what Christ did…

Toxic crude

Recently, an acquaintance told me that it’s unthinkable that the American Empire, so rich and powerful, would collapse any time soon.  ”How could it be? How is this even possible?”  he asked a rhetorical question raising arms towards the sun. “We are too rich and powerful to collapse.” Well, maybe he raised his arms to…