Orthodox Christianity & Theology

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Sacred Monarchy and the Modern Secular State by Fr. Michael Azkoul

Addressing the relationship between Church and state, Fr. Michael delivers an essay that makes several very important points about the role of Christianity in the world and the function of the state. Historically grounded and philosophically informed, Fr. Michael opposes secularization and segregation of Church and state with a well […]

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The River of Fire by Alexander Kalomiros

One of the great works of the twentieth century, “The River of Fire” is an inspired look at the Love of God and the rejection of this love by blind mankind – our hope, and our historical folly. Dr. Kalomiros explains the reality of judgement and free will, and creates […]

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The Basis on Which Economy May Be Used in the Reception of Converts by Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky)

In this article, Metr. Anthony explains that the sacraments of the church are not mechanical and formulaic, but something entirely different. The Metropolitan upholds the Orthodox position against the Latin scholastic position, explaining the logic behind the canons and rules regarding the administration of the sacraments of Baptism and Chrismation. […]

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What is Secularism? by Father Michael Azkoul

Fr. Michael’s erudition and sharp insight into the folly of Western civilization takes convincing form in this lecture delivered in Ontario in 1978. Fr. Michael’s expose of secularism should be read as a critique of Western culture as established by the Western intellectual tradition. It is, essentially, an introductory Orthodox […]

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To Those Seeking Their Mother

by Monk Zachary  (Catacomb Church 1947) This article contains an old tale, of bandits who captured a boy and killed his mother, and attempted to subsitute the immoral partner of the bandit chief in her stead. Monk Zachary uses this story to explain the current situation of the church, and […]

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Church in the End Times by Alexander Kalomiros

A excerpt from the book “Against False Union” by Alexander Kalomiros, containing a warning against ecumenism and an anticipation of the struggle for truth in the time of the apocalypse. The world and the devil are leading the Church to such frightening trials that the day might comewhen all the […]

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Answering the B’nei Noach

Originally Published in “The Heavenly Abode” It is not uncommon for judaisers to post anti-Christian messages on Orthodox Newsgroups and Messageboards. Most of these posters are from a Judaised Gentile group called the B’nei Noach or Children of Noah. There is a missionary movement among some Jews to attract non-Jews […]

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On the Causes of the Russian Catastrophe by Archbishop Averki

The real reasons the communists won. A great many different, more or less weighty and plausible, ideas have been and continue to be expressed on the causes of the terrible, bloody catastrophe which befell our motherland Russia in 1917. Usually and most frequently causes of an economic and political nature […]

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On the Apostolic Work of Prince St. Vladimir by Archbishop Averki

About the importance of St. Vladimir’s accomplishment. Why is St. Vladimir eternally dear to us? Because he brought us into communion with faith in Christ and gave us, Russians, the true Church of Christ. What is this faith in Christ and true Church and what is its significance for us? […]

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For There Must Also be Heresies Among You by Archbishop Averki

This article deals with the scriptural concept of heresy in the context of modern ecumenism and “world orthodoxy” How does one properly understand these words of the Holy Apostle Paul? Does he really approve of dissensions among Christians or recognize them as necessary or desirable? Is he making them the […]

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