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Charles Dickens Can Help Us Fight the Moral Madness
09/01/2014 - by Anthony Esolen - I recently observed that there must be something odd about someone who likes to play Naming of Parts with the children of strangers, ...
Daily Prayers: The Battle with Extraneous Thoughts
08/30/2014 - by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) - Short prayers help in overcoming distractions and extraneous thoughts: “Lord, have mercy,” “God, be merciful ...
University Campuses: The Least Free Place in America
08/23/2014 - by Greg Lukianoff Once the vanguard of open debate and free speech, American universities and colleges have become a place where alternative thinking ...
Conservatives Must Defend Marriage for Principled and Practical Reasons
08/14/2014 - by Carson Holloway - To hear some commentators talk, America’s struggle over the meaning of marriage is already over, and conservatives have lost. ...
Christian Persecution: Kicking Evangelicals Off University Campuses
08/11/2014 - Requiring campus student leaders to be converts to Christianity can get a ministry kicked off campus at some schools. Sadly, an increasing number of ...
Orthodox Truth in an Age of Relativism
08/07/2014 - by Gabe Martini - It is not loving to affirm a person in their sin. It is not loving to affirm a person in their rebellion against both God and His ...
The Left Embraces Blacklisting and Christian Persecution
08/02/2014 - by Sally Zelikovsky - David and Jason Benham had their HGTV show canceled when it was discovered that they are Christians (oh, the horror) and are ...
The Lord’s Prayer: Everything Man Needs for Life and Salvation
07/23/2014 - by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) - The “Our Father” prayer is of special significance, because Jesus Christ Himself gave it to us. It begins with ...
Politics Versus Education: The Left Sacrifices Children to Maintain Power
07/16/2014 - by Thomas Sowell - Of all the cynical frauds of the Obama administration, few are so despicable as sacrificing the education of poor and minority ...
I Can Do All Thinks Through Christ, Who Strengthens Me
07/13/2014 - by Fr. Matthew Jackson - From the ‘smallest’ temptation to the most dramatic events, all temptation is more than fallen humanity can bear. ...
War on Marriage: Dissolving the Institution of Marriage
07/05/2014 - by Taylor Lewis - The very idea of marriage being between just a man and woman is offensive to radical leftists because it holds male and female as ...
Prayer is the Gauge of Our Spiritual Life
07/03/2014 - by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) - If our life is not a preparation for prayer, then it can be very difficult for us to pray. Prayer is the gauge of ...
Don’t Despair, Cling to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
07/01/2014 - by St. John of Kronstadt - When the darkness of the accursed one [the devil] covers you — doubt, despondency, despair, disturbance — then only call ...
Christian Woman’s Role in the Home: Nurturer of the Spirit
06/17/2014 - by Matushka Susan Young - Most especially we must bring otherworldliness into the home and keep worldliness out by our prayerful attitude. The duty of a ...
Islam Forcing Out Christianity in the UK
06/06/2014 - by Joseph Pearce - Islam is rapidly forcing out Christianity in the UK, reports Sedmitza.ru. As Christian churches in the United Kingdom are quickly ...
Atheism’s Gifts to Humanity: Guillotine, Gulag and Gas Chamber
06/02/2014 - by Joseph Pearce - Guillotine, Gulag, and Gas Chamber. These are the glorious gifts that atheism has bestowed on a world grown tired of God. There are ...
Ashamed of the Gospel?
05/15/2014 - by Robert P. George - The days of socially acceptable Christianity are over. The days of comfortable Catholicism are past. It is no longer easy to be a ...
Elder Paisios: Defend the Christian Faith, the Family, the Church
05/11/2014 - by Elder Paisios - Today there are many who strive to corrupt everything: the family, the youth, the Church. In our day it’s a true witness to speak ...
Christianity is One Great Miracle – The Grand Miracle by C.S. Lewis
05/09/2014 - by C.S. Lewis One is very often asked as present whether we could not have a Christianity stripped, or, as people who ask it say, “freed” ...
Christians Stand Firm: Fight the Lies, Defend the Truth
05/01/2014 - by Anthony Esolen - Truth is truth to the end of time. Even if the battle appears lost, let each Christian raise one sword at least against the lie. ...
The Rise of American Totalitarianism – Firefox Mozilla’s Persecution of ...
04/30/2014 - by Ben Shapiro - Last Thursday [4/3/2014], Mozilla, the company that’s home to the web browser Firefox, forced the resignation of CEO Brendan Eich. ...
Cake and Compassion in Arizona
04/28/2014 - by Fr. Lawrence Farley - Like it or not, homosexuality is not a private proclivity like other sins; it is a powerful movement, and one that now demands ...
God is the Cure for Depression – St. Silouan the Athonite
04/27/2014 - by Fr. Vasile Tudor - As Christians we must give glory to God in all things, even in pain, hoping, always hoping, in our Savior, the only One who can ...
Earth Day, a Humbug? From Resurrection to Recycling
04/26/2014 - by Stephen Turley - “What’s wrong with Earth Day?” my student asks incredulously from the back of the classroom. “What issue could you possibly ...
Holy Saturday – The Orthodox Celebration of Great and Holy Saturday
04/19/2014 - by Fr. Alexander Schmemann – Great and Holy Saturday is the day on which Christ reposed in the tomb. The Church calls this day the Blessed ...
Holy Week – Pastoral Advice from an Orthodox Priest
04/13/2014 - by Fr. John Moses - The days of Holy Week are designed to represent to us the last week of Christ’s earthly life before His Crucifixion. It is a ...
Priest vs. Priest on Homosexual Orientation
04/10/2014 - by Editors - In an online exchange on the popular Monomakhos Blog, the topic of discussion focused on the views on homosexuality expressed by Fr. Alexis ...
Liturgy of the Presanctified Gifts in the Orthodox Church
04/09/2014 - The joyousness which accompanies the performance of the Divine Liturgies of St. Basil the Great and St. John Chrysostom was regarded by the early Church ...
Abortion is a Categorical Evil
04/08/2014 - by George Michalopulos - the mutilation of an innocent baby in its mother’s womb is an unarguable evil. Global warming, income inequality, and even ...
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The Beginning of the Day Belongs to Jesus Christ
07/02/2014 - by Chris Banescu - In Life Together, the book that highlights the importance of Christian fellowship and community life centered on ...
Mathematics of Life and Nature
04/27/2014 - by Chris Banescu - “Mathematics is the alphabet with which God has written the universe.” ~ Galileo Galilei Mathematics is ...
The Compass vs. The Clock, Put First Things First
01/09/2014 - by Chris Banescu - The realization that something is not right with our lives can manifest itself in various ways. A feeling of ...
Christians Need Each Other to Hear the Word of God
12/24/2013 - by Chris Banescu - This Nativity season it’s good to remember the sacramental role that a Christian community plays in our lives. ...
Still, Still, Still – A Beautiful Austrian Christmas Carol
12/11/2013 - by Chris Banescu - Beautiful music often reflects the beauty and majesty of God. It touches our minds, hearts, and souls and gives us a ...
Men are Mirrors or ‘Carriers’ of Christ to Other Men
12/02/2013 - by Chris Banescu - C.S. Lewis reminds of the significance of our work and witness in the world and the importance Christian fellowship ...
Put Away Your Racist Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches
11/21/2013 - by Chris Banescu - My fellow Americans, the “subtle language of racism” you’ve been hiding inside your peanut butter and jelly ...
Obama Omits ‘God’ From The Gettysburg Address
11/19/2013 - by Chris Banescu - One Nation Under Who? President Obama failed to include the words “under God” while reading from the Gettysburg ...
The Greater the Darkness, The Brighter Our Lights Must Shine
11/10/2013 - “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16) ...
Twenty-Five Signs That You’re Arguing With Leftists
11/01/2013 - by Chris Banescu - How do you know when you have successfully argued and defended your position when debating with leftists or ...
ObamaCare: ‘I was Laughing at Boehner, Until the Mail Came Today’
10/07/2013 - by Chris Banescu - It’s finally dawning on liberals, leftists, and progressives that conservatives were telling the truth when they ...
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Moral Issues

Charles Dickens Can Help Us Fight the Moral Madness
09/01/2014 - by Anthony Esolen - I recently observed that there must be something odd about someone who likes to play Naming of ...
Conservatives Must Defend Marriage for Principled and Practical Reasons
08/14/2014 - by Carson Holloway - To hear some commentators talk, America’s struggle over the meaning of marriage is already over, ...
Orthodox Truth in an Age of Relativism
08/07/2014 - by Gabe Martini - It is not loving to affirm a person in their sin. It is not loving to affirm a person in their ...
The Left Embraces Blacklisting and Christian Persecution
08/02/2014 - by Sally Zelikovsky - David and Jason Benham had their HGTV show canceled when it was discovered that they are ...
I Can Do All Thinks Through Christ, Who Strengthens Me
07/13/2014 - by Fr. Matthew Jackson - From the ‘smallest’ temptation to the most dramatic events, all temptation is more ...
War on Marriage: Dissolving the Institution of Marriage
07/05/2014 - by Taylor Lewis - The very idea of marriage being between just a man and woman is offensive to radical leftists because ...
Christian Woman’s Role in the Home: Nurturer of the Spirit
06/17/2014 - by Matushka Susan Young - Most especially we must bring otherworldliness into the home and keep worldliness out by our ...
Ashamed of the Gospel?
05/15/2014 - by Robert P. George - The days of socially acceptable Christianity are over. The days of comfortable Catholicism are ...
Elder Paisios: Defend the Christian Faith, the Family, the Church
05/11/2014 - by Elder Paisios - Today there are many who strive to corrupt everything: the family, the youth, the Church. In our day ...
Christians Stand Firm: Fight the Lies, Defend the Truth
05/01/2014 - by Anthony Esolen - Truth is truth to the end of time. Even if the battle appears lost, let each Christian raise one ...
Cake and Compassion in Arizona
04/28/2014 - by Fr. Lawrence Farley - Like it or not, homosexuality is not a private proclivity like other sins; it is a powerful ...
Earth Day, a Humbug? From Resurrection to Recycling
04/26/2014 - by Stephen Turley - “What’s wrong with Earth Day?” my student asks incredulously from the back of the classroom. ...
Priest vs. Priest on Homosexual Orientation
04/10/2014 - by Editors - In an online exchange on the popular Monomakhos Blog, the topic of discussion focused on the views on ...
Abortion is a Categorical Evil
04/08/2014 - by George Michalopulos - the mutilation of an innocent baby in its mother’s womb is an unarguable evil. Global ...
Losing our Religion: “Retaining” Young People in the Orthodox Church
04/08/2014 - by Seraphim Danckaert - A person is most likely to retain Christian faith throughout adult life if he or she had three ...
Contemporary Tolerance Is Intrinsically Intolerant
03/31/2014 - by Don Carson - The notion of tolerance is changing, and with the new definitions the shape of tolerance itself has ...
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Daily Prayers: The Battle with Extraneous Thoughts
08/30/2014 - by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) - Short prayers help in overcoming distractions and extraneous ...
Orthodox Truth in an Age of Relativism
08/07/2014 - by Gabe Martini - It is not loving to affirm a person in their sin. It is not loving to affirm a ...
The Lord’s Prayer: Everything Man Needs for Life and Salvation
07/23/2014 - by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) - The “Our Father” prayer is of special significance, ...
I Can Do All Thinks Through Christ, Who Strengthens Me
07/13/2014 - by Fr. Matthew Jackson - From the ‘smallest’ temptation to the most dramatic events, ...
Prayer is the Gauge of Our Spiritual Life
07/03/2014 - by Metropolitan Hilarion (Alfeyev) - If our life is not a preparation for prayer, then it can be ...
Don’t Despair, Cling to Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ
07/01/2014 - by St. John of Kronstadt - When the darkness of the accursed one [the devil] covers you — doubt, ...
Christian Woman’s Role in the Home: Nurturer of the Spirit
06/17/2014 - by Matushka Susan Young - Most especially we must bring otherworldliness into the home and keep ...
Elder Paisios: Defend the Christian Faith, the Family, the Church
05/11/2014 - by Elder Paisios - Today there are many who strive to corrupt everything: the family, the youth, ...
Cake and Compassion in Arizona
04/28/2014 - by Fr. Lawrence Farley - Like it or not, homosexuality is not a private proclivity like other sins; ...
God is the Cure for Depression – St. Silouan the Athonite
04/27/2014 - by Fr. Vasile Tudor - As Christians we must give glory to God in all things, even in pain, hoping, ...
Holy Saturday – The Orthodox Celebration of Great and Holy Saturday
04/19/2014 - by Fr. Alexander Schmemann – Great and Holy Saturday is the day on which Christ reposed in ...
Holy Week – Pastoral Advice from an Orthodox Priest
04/13/2014 - by Fr. John Moses - The days of Holy Week are designed to represent to us the last week of ...


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Ecumenical Patriarch: Cohabitation of Same-Sex Couples Contrary to Gospel
07/11/2014 - Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese (via OCN.Net). The following is an excerpt from the Message ...
Met. Jonah at the Institute of Religion and Democracy: Secularism and ...
03/29/2014 - Source: Juicy Ecumenicism Metropolitan Jonah recently spoke at the Institute on Religion and ...
Fr. Josiah Trenham: Protecting Religious Freedom [AUDIO]
03/13/2014 - Source: The Voice of Russia – American Edition | Andrew Hiller WASHINGTON (VR)– ...
Information, Creativity, and Surprise
02/19/2014 - My review of Gilder’s book published by the Acton Institute follows these preliminary ...
Thank You to Everyone Who Contributed
02/15/2014 - Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for the support you showed to a priest in need. He has ...
Helping a Priest in Need
02/13/2014 - It’s unfortunate but true: Sometimes priests are treated unfairly and the results can be ...
Have Icon, Will Travel
01/23/2014 - The Ministry of an Orthodox Army Chaplain in Southwest Asia Post-9/11 by Alexander F. C. ...
Leite: The Revolutionary Mentality is the Confusion of our Time
01/15/2014 - – By Fabio L. Leite The ideas of the Brazilian philosopher Olavo de Carvalho provide ...
Estocin: Four Orthodox Christian Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr.
01/15/2014 - Download Four Orthodox Christian Lessons from Martin Luther King Jr. (pdf). By: Andrew F. ...
How the Faith was Lost in the Church of England
01/03/2014 - Source: Virtue Online | Alan Marsh When the Church becomes a fixed part of the local ...
Pat. Bartholomew: Christmas Enyclical Affirms Unborn Life and Traditional Marriage
12/24/2013 - In what can only be termed as a remarkable shift in tone and emphasis, Ecumenical Patriarchate ...

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