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Personal Experience

By Protopresbyter Alexander Schmemann Nov 8, 2010, 10:00 Several years ago a French publishing house asked a cross-section of famous people –writers, philosophers, artists– to contribute to a small book, entitled What I Believe. … Their responses were profoundly different from one another, and each essay is fascinating to read. One and the same faith…

Mean Old Fr. Nathaniel

The Sretensky Monastery Publishing House is preparing a book by Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov). It contains true stories that took place during different years. The story presented below is about Archimandrite Nathaniel (Pospelov, 1920–2002), a long-time monk of the history-steeped Pskov-Caves Monastery, in the town of Pechory, Pskov Province. If you were to ask in those…

Theology – the Way to Wholeness

By Olga Bogdanova On September 13, 2010 in the auditorium of the Russian Orthodox Institute at St Tatiana’s Church in the Moscow State University, Protodeacon Andrei Kuraev gave a lecture entitled “Why do we need Theology”. He called on students not to misuse the words “the Church teaches” and to be careful with the interpretations…

On Holy Tradition

By Archimandrite Cleopa of Romania (From The Truth of Our Faith: A Discourse from Holy Scripture on the Teachings of True Christianity, By Elder Cleopa of Romania)   Archimandrite Cleopa (Ilie; 1912–1998) was a well known twentieth century writer and spiritual elder of Romania. One chapter in his book, The Truth of Our Faith, is…

The Black-and-White Sisters By Ekaterina Stepanova

Jun 26, 2010, 10:00 Translated by Natalia Tsyguleva Edited by Hierodeacon Samuel (Nedelsky) The Community of St. Elizabeth in Minsk spiritually ministers to the patients of Europe’s largest hospital for the insane, rehabilitates alcoholics in its metochion, and at the same time earns money by its own independent activity. Our report from Minsk is about…

What Does It Mean to Be a Christian?

By Protodeacon Andrew Kuraev Jun 22, 2010, 03:22   Translated by Aida Zamilova Edited by Hierodeacon Samuel (Nedelsky) and Isaac (Gerald) Herrin. 2000 years of Christianity are going to be noted everywhere. The most discussed question, both within the Church and outside it, is what 2000 years of Christianity mean and how to relate to…

ON MISSIONARY WORK

By Archpriest Andrei Tkachev A priest is invited to a school to talk with the children. As they are walking down the hallway to the auditorium, the principal says to the priest, “Tell them to behave themselves, tell them not to smoke during breaks, not to exchange sms’s during lessons, not to write dirty words…

Evangelism and Culture

By Fr. Michael J. Oleska May 25, 2010, 10:00 The most obvious gospel paradigm for the theme evangelism and culture is the parable of the sower. The seed is the Word of God. But as St. Maximos the Confessor wrote in the seventh century, the Word of God is constantly revealing himself, becoming “embodied.” The…

Contemporary Orthodox Turks

A Conversation With Two Orthodox Turks, Achmet and Nejla In Turkey, which is the canonical territory of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, there are very few Greek parishioners left. The Orthodox community has been supplemented to some degree by Russians who have taken up permanent residence there. However, there are also some Turks who have become…

Facts About American Orthodox Christianity

Some “Not-So-Obvious” Facts About American Orthodox Christianity Orthodox Church Today May 1, 2010 The “Orthodox Church Today” study released by the Patriarch Athenagoras Orthodox Institute (Graduate Theological Union) disproves many stereotypes and provides groundbreaking insights into the life of one of the least known American faith traditions – Orthodox Christianity. With its historical roots in…

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