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God's Free Gift

By Fr. Steven Rogers

In midst of our Lenten journey, in this time of contrition and repentance, a proclamation of great hope and expectation is heard throughout the Church.

We Wrestle Not Against Flesh and Blood

By Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick

The moment when human history irrevocably turned, when nothing truly will ever be the same again, was that moment that we...celebrate this week in the Church. It is the moment of the death of God.

Humility

By Fr. Alexander Schmemann

If there is a moral quality almost completely disregarded and even denied today, it is indeed humility.

Exhortation to a New Priest

By St. Tikhon, Enlightener of North America

I greet you, beloved brother, on receiving the grace of the priesthood. When our souls come in contact with Divine Grace, our usual hardness is softened, as wax before a flame.

Getting Healed From Sin

by Fr. Andrew Harmon

If St. Paul could speak to you today, I think he might say to you, “Have you been baptized?” And when you answered “yes” he would say, “Then you are freed from sin. You are no longer enslaved to sin.”

Advent, Our "Little Lent"

By Fr. Patrick Cardine

"The coming of the Lord is always eventful; it is either for judgment or for salvation, but never without fire."

 

The Feast of the Entrance of the Theotokos

By Fr. Thomas Hopko

In the Orthodox Church the Virgin Mary is the image of those who are being saved. If Jesus Christ is the Savior, Mary is, par excellence, the image of the saved.

The Pursuit of God's Peace in an Anxious World

By Fr. Joshua Makoul

The world in which we live is an anxious one, rife with fear and doubt. Economic markets rise and fall, employment fluctuates, conflicts erupt in unexpected places, and each year seems to bring a threat of some new virus that threatens mankind.

An Orthodox University: Higher Education for Orthodox Christians

by His Grace Bishop Thomas, Ed.D.

In "the founding of explicitly Orthodox Christian schools of higher education...we must seek out men and women who are willing to offer up their academic learning and other educational talents to God for His Eucharistic sanctification for the salvation of the world."

Mary, Our Cause of Rejoicing

 By His Grace Bishop Basil 

Mary the Theotokos is very close to my heart, and, I am certain, close to the hearts of all who love her Son, Jesus. I can hardly think of her name without tears.