Источник: Киевская Русь
Автор: протоиерей Андрей Дудченко
Причастие - самое серьезное и важное, ради чего стоит приходить в храм. Сам Господь Иисус Христос говорил, что жизнь вечную будут иметь только те, кто станет вкушать Его плоть и пить Его кровь (Иоанна 6:54). Каким образом подготовить себя к этому великому Таинству, чтобы принять его во исцеление души и тела, и пойдет речь в этой небольшой статье.
Source: Orthodox History - the Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas
by Matthew Namee
The History of Orthodoxy in America in Two Words: Immigrants. Converts.
The History of Orthodoxy in America in Ten Words: Immigrants brought Orthodoxy and were joined by converts. Gradual acclimation.
The History of Orthodoxy in America in One Hundred Words (not including Alaska, I know): Orthodoxy took root in America at the turn of the 20th century when Orthodox people immigrated from Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean and Eastern Catholics converted en masse to Russian Orthodoxy. Orthodox people generally set up their own parishes, obtaining priests from overseas. Besides the Russian parishes, they had little episcopal oversight. In the 1920s, these groups crystallized into ethnic “jurisdictions.” Ethnic groups split internally along political lines, but in recent decades some of the biggest splits have been healed. Most jurisdictions gradually Americanized and received converts, but additional influxes of immigrants have perpetuated the ethnic character of many jurisdictions.
Источник: Архимандрит Ианнуарий Ивлиев - Азбука.ру
Проповедь в день Святой Троицы на чтение из Деяний Апостолов, 2 глава, 1-11 стих.
Source: Father Lawrence Farley's blog - No Other Foundation
What is the Christian teaching the doctrine of Eternal Security? Are we saved simply because we have believed in Christ at some point in our life? Is it possible for a Christian to lose faith?
Below, Father Lawrence Farley answers these, and other, questions.
Источник: Киевская Русь
Автор: Протоиерей Андрей Дудченко
Вы задумываетесь о том, чтобы пойти на исповедь, но еще не решились это сделать? Вас смущает, что вы не знаете, как правильно подготовиться к этому? С помощью следующих ниже простых советов вы сможете сделать первые шаги.
The below essay was written after this year's March for Life, which took place in Washington, DC on January 19. The March for Life has been taking place annually since 1974 and is a strong voice for the voiceless.
Source: First Things
Author: Mary Eberstadt
Sermon on the Sunday of the Blind Man (John 9:1-38), by Father John Behr, from his book The Cross Stands, While the World Turns, pages 85-87.
In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, One God. Amen.
Today we heard one of the longest accounts of a healing or miracle in any of the Gospels - an involved story with many different parts and actors.
It is initiated by a disciple’s question, “Is this man’s blindness a result of his or his parents’ sin?” To which Christ answers, “Neither. It is rather that the work of God might be made manifest in him.”
Source: Father Stephen Freeman's blog - Glory to God for All Things
I (Fr Stephen) prefer to use the term “fullness” when describing the Orthodox faith because it is far more explanatory than simply saying that we are the “true Church,” etc. “Fullness,” of course does not deny this, but it moves us onto more fruitful ground. In this post I offer a short list of what seem to me important consequences of giving one’s life to the “fullness of the faith.”
Source: Covenant Eyes
Let’s admit it. It seems we constantly hear how porn is ruining your life. We hear how unethical pornography is and how those who consume it are sinning and on their way to hell. We hear it’s bad to look at sex and nude people on the Internet, magazines, or even sexually explicit movies.
Unless otherwise specified, the articles here are posted by Father Aleksey, who has no sense of humor and is extremely straight forward.