Patriarch Celebrates Historic Liturgy in Ancient Monastery

Orthodox Christians held the first Divine Liturgy in almost 90 years at an ancient monastery on the side of a Turkish mountain Sunday, after the government allowed worship there in a gesture toward religious minorities. At least 1,500 pilgrims, including from Greece and Russia, traveled to the Byzantine-era monastery of Sumela for the service led […]

Safely Home to Heaven

The following letter from an Orthodox nun to a troubled layman is a warm, sane and usable remedy for anyone troubled with doubts about the mercy and compassion of God. Dear P., Christ is Risen! I was glad you called this weekend and let me know how you are doing. It sounds like you have […]

The Vocation of the Christian Warrior

by Fr. Gregory Jensen Troparion of St George As the deliverer of captives and defender of the poor, healer of the infirm and champion of kings, victorious great martyr George intercede with Christ our God for our souls salvation. Our last conversation focused on the macro-level of the Church’s moral witness on matters of war […]

Digital Natives Embrace Ancient Church

Orthodoxy has completely transformed me already,” he said. “I feel like the first time in my life I’m growing spiritually.”

Ten Steps to a Better Prayer Life

Author: Anonymous Designate A Prayer Space: Whether it is in the corner of your desk or a little stand in your room, it is important to have a place where you can put your Bible, Icons, etc. Dedicate the use of that space for God alone. Acquire A Time: Incorporate prayer in your routine and […]