Category Archives: Orthodox Christianity & Theology

Articles, homilies, lectures and books pertaining to the Holy Apostolic and Catholic (universal) faith. Here you will find information regarding the practices and traditions of Holy Orthodoxy, the doctrines of the Orthodox Church, and the history of Orthodox Christianity. Among many other texts, you will find Dr. Kalomiros’s “The River of Fire” and a number of articles on ecumenism and the position of the Orthodox Church in the modern world.

Spiritual Deadness

Sermon for the Sunday of the Myrrh Bearing Women. On Spiritual Deadness   The White Angel by the tomb. 8th century fresco, Serbia. The Gospels have told us today[1] about the exploits of the holy women who followed the God-Man during … Continue reading

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How to Understand Our Church Calendar

The late Very Reverend Boris Molchanov (Rocor) composed this study of the development of the civil and Church calendars and of the Paschalion at the end of which study he demonstrates profoundly the indissoluble bond between the Julian Calendar and … Continue reading

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Saint Spyridon of Tremithus

  Prayer to St. Spyridon of Trimythus Dec 12(o.s.) O most blessed hierarch Spyridon, thou great Saint of Christ and glorious wonder-worker! Standing in heaven before the throne of God with choirs of Angels, look down with a compassionate eye … Continue reading

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The Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles; mankind draws its first breath of the Spirit of God

The descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles was mankind’s first inspiration of breath from the Spirit of God. Remember Ezekiel’s prophecy about the valley full of human bones (Ezekiel 37:1-14). Remember how, by his word, bone joined to … Continue reading

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Paschal Sermon by St. John Chrysostom

This paschal sermon originally composed by St. John Chrysostom is read at all Orthodox paschal services. If any man be devout and love God, let him enjoy this fair and radiant triumphal feast. If any man be a wise servant, … Continue reading

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The Life of Abbess Rufina: Royal Path of a Great Struggler

By Abbess Ariadna `Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God, consider the outcome of their life, and imitate their faith.’ (Heb.13:7)   Abbess Rufina with the Vladimir Icon Chapter I: Olga Kokoreva On June 27, … Continue reading

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About Sergianism by Priest Vladimir Krivolutsky

A devastating account of Sergianism in eschatological terms written by a confessor of the catacomb church who suffered in Stalin’s gulag. This article was originally published in the Paris based publication Mepa (Russ.), where it was printed in abridgment. Published … Continue reading

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