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We Should Approach a Person As a Mystery

by +Anthony, Metropolitan of Sourozh We heard today the story of the man born blind. We do not know from experience what physical blindness is, but we can imagine how this man was walled in himself, how all the world around him existed only as a distant sound, something he could not picture, imagine. He [...]

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 [...]

Living for the True God

This All-Holy Trinity, we pious Orthodox Christians, glorify and worship. He is the true God, and all other so-called gods are demons. And it is not we alone that believe, glorify, and worship the Holy Trinity, but angels, archangels, and all the heavenly hosts, as numerous as the stars of the heavens and the grains [...]

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 [...]