Spiritual Life and Christian Practices

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On The Modern World by Vladika Averki

“For us modern Christians faith, for the most part, is being divorced from life.” Vladika Averki is most sober in his asessment of contemporary Christianity, and calls us away from “dancing on the grave of Russia” to true repentance and a fundamental reformation of our lives to the Christian ideal. […]

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Introduction to the Lives of the Saints by Fr. Justin Popovich

This is a excerpt Taken from Orthodox Faith and Life in Christ, by Father Justin Popovich. EULOGY IN MEMORY OF FR. JUSTIN (POPOVICH) Until the coming of the Lord Christ into our terrestrial world, we men really knew only about death and death knew about us. Everything human was penetrated, […]

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The Lord in the Guise of a Woman

by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich Bishop Nikolai discusses the several parables in which the Lord is symbolized by a woman. He explains that women generally have a couple of qualities that men do not: carefulness over property, and labour for love and not fiscal gain. Bishop Nikolai’s exegesis extends our understanding […]

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On Spiritual Learning

Originally written by I.M. Kontzevich as an introduction to the letters of Elder Macarius of Optina, this essay on spiritual knowledge and learning explains the dangers of studying the works of the Holy Fathers for any other reason than for the love of Truth itself. At the basis of every […]

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