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A Journal of Orthodox Culture
How to Be Nothing: Humility, Self-Confidence, and Restoring Love and Joy to t...
11 Jun 2021 at 12:23am
How to Be Nothing: Humility, Self-Confidence, and Restoring Love and Joy to the Christian Home

“Not as the world gives, do I give unto you” (John 14:27). But does this promise of our Lord apply not only to His peace, but to other blessings as well. Could it be, for example, that the self-confidence of a Christian needs to be very different ...



On Pascha We Receive An Invitation To Eternal Life
1 May 2021 at 6:58pm
On Pascha We Receive An Invitation To Eternal Life

Many readers will recognize Metropolitan Tikhon (Shevkunov) as the author of the buoyant, inspiring, and irresistible book “Everyday Saints and Other Stories,” which sold record numbers of copies in Russia and has been translated into 17 languages...



Return to Paradise: The How and Why of Fasting
5 Apr 2021 at 10:27am
Return to Paradise: The How and Why of Fasting

We are now well into the Holy and Great Fast of Lent, but for many of us it may have already begun to seem tedious: a routine and perhaps even empty exercise. This article by Fr Steven Ritter addresses this state of mind, offering fresh, thought-p...



A Reference to Alyosha Karamazov
19 Mar 2021 at 7:41am
A Reference to Alyosha Karamazov

"Ayosha, the "angelic brother" of Dostoevsky’s novel. Aloysha the monastic novice. Alyosha the compassionate. Alyosha, who has chosen to live only for God. Yes. But Alyosha the depraved? Alyosha the corrupt. . .Alyosha the insect? Christos Yannara...



Is That All There Is? Mystery In The World
2 Mar 2021 at 8:25am
Is That All There Is? Mystery In The World

The insights of Dan Buxhoeveden (J.D from Loyola University, PhD from the University of Chicago) into the relation between natural sciences and the mystery of nature are no mere armchair speculation. He is an Orthodox Christian who teaches at the ...



Book Review: The Ethics of Beauty
30 Jan 2021 at 12:04pm
Book Review: The Ethics of Beauty

In this short review, Dr. David Ford writes that The Ethics of Beauty by Dr. Timothy Patitsas "...has already brought for many people life-changing healing and personal reconciliation with God and with others." Patitsis covers a wide range of topi...



The Dystopian Nightmares of Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World
26 Jan 2021 at 3:22pm
The Dystopian Nightmares of Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s Brave New World

As a new regime takes office in Washington, utopian dreams are reigning in high fashion. A good time, no doubt, to reflect two classic novels warning of the dystopian danger that invariably arises when utopian fantasies are implemented at the expe...



Psalm Eight and the Mystery of the Incarnation
8 Jan 2021 at 12:44pm
Psalm Eight and the Mystery of the Incarnation

As we continue—or for those of us observing the Old Calendar Feast, as we begin—to meditate on the Incarnation of Christ, following our celebration of His Nativity, we can find a luminous source of insight in the typology and prophetic power of Ps...



St. Ephrem the Syrian: Hymn of the Nativity
22 Dec 2020 at 8:09am
St. Ephrem the Syrian: Hymn of the Nativity

St. Ephrem's "Hymns on the Nativity" are like a dazzling display of Christmas lights -- or better yet, like the brightly shining stars shimmering over the fields of Bethlehem. St Ephrem believes that God reveals Himself through "raze" (symbols, my...




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Holiness or sainthood is a gift (charisma) given by God to man, through the Holy Spirit. Man's effort to become a participant in the life of divine holiness is indispensable, but sanctification itself is the work of the Holy Trinity, especially through the sanctifying power of Jesus Christ, who was incarnate, suffered crucifixion, and rose from the dead, in order to lead us to the life of holiness, through the communion with the Holy Spirit.

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