Monthly Archives: December 2014

Silent Night

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An Orthodox Christmas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUTujZMGEkU#t=77

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Grace, Moralism and Unmoral Christianity

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
In his recent blog article “The Un-moral Christian,” Fr Stephen Freeman criticizes the tendency to reduce the Christian life to obedience to moral rules. “The nature of the Christian life,” he declares, “is not rightly…

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Atheism and Orthodoxy in Modern Russia

Originally posted on ModeOfLife.org:
By¬†Metropolitan Hilarion Alfeyev In this talk I propose to outline the history of atheism in Russia during the last hundred years. I will start by considering the kind of atheism present in Russia before the…

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Preaching the Kingdom

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
On 27 November 2014 I gave a talk titled “St Isaac the Syrian, Apokatastasis, and the Renewal of Orthodox Preaching” at the first Theotokos Institute Conference in Cardiff, Wales. An expanded, footnoted version of the…

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The Proclamatory Rule of the Gospel

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
On 27 November 2014 I gave a talk titled “St Isaac the Syrian, Apokatastasis, and the Renewal of Orthodox Preaching” at the first Theotokos Institute Conference in Cardiff, Wales. An expanded, footnoted version of the…

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St Isaac the Syrian and Apokatastasis

Originally posted on Eclectic Orthodoxy:
On 27 November 2014 I gave a talk titled “St Isaac the Syrian, Apokatastasis, and the Renewal of Orthodox Preaching” at the first Theotokos Institute Conference in Cardiff, Wales. An expanded, footnoted version of the…

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Are You Happy With Your Church?

Originally posted on AGAIN AND AGAIN:
I read somewhere, from a recent convert to Orthodoxy, how she is still being asked by her non-Orthodox friends whether she i “happy with her church”. Though it’s a common thing nowadays to shop…

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St. Ignaty Brianchaninov: Advice to a Layman on Vigliance

Originally posted on lessons from a monastery:
(Source) Written for a Certain Layman As a Result of His Desire To Live A Vigilant Life In The World by St. Ignaty Brianchaninov The soul of all practices in the Lord is…

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So that we are not infants forever

Originally posted on Discerning Thoughts ©:
For it is absolutely necessary for the grace of God to leave, once a tried struggler has acquired a good taste of it in the beginning, so that he may be tested and become a…

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