On Lazarus

The Lazarus of the Parable, and the Lazarus who was Four Days in the Tomb. by Metropolitan Anthony (Khrapovitsky) Have you ever noticed, dear reader, that in all of Christ's parables there occurs but one proper name? If you have noticed, have you ever attempted to ascertain why the Lord calls only this Lazarus by [...]

What is Orthodoxy?

By Archbishop Averky of Syracuse of blessed memory. On the first Sunday of the Great Fast our Church celebrates the triumph of Orthodoxy, the victory of true Christian teaching over all perversions and distortions thereof — heresies and false teachings. On the second Sunday of the Great Fast it is as though this triumph of [...]

On voluntary and involuntary sins

On voluntary and involuntary sins and what is the reason they are committed There is sin, which is committed on account of a sickness whereby a person is attracted involuntarily, and there is sin which is committed voluntarily; there is also sin that exists out of one’s ignorance, which is committed depending on the circumstance. Then [...]