He also, in presuming John Wesley, tells you what orthodoxy is: Accordingly, as they have given up everything else which those who perform sacred rites ought to have, what is demanded of them is merely this one thing, orthodoxy—and not even this, in my opinion, since someone who in modern times refrains from surreptitiously introducing […]
St. Symeon the New Theologian
St Symeon…. brings me to tears at times. All too often we focus on the kingdom… forgetting humility or have a humility with the necessary authority.
Such a man who has been lifted up over all creation is unwilling to go back and be curious about created things.  Since he possesses the very Master of the angels he cannot endure inquisitiveness about the essence and nature of the angels who serve Him, because he is aware that it is not […]
Would you believe that every now and then I get into an argument on Facebook? And the more so when I mention I don’t believe in Free Will. Yes, there is free choice, but choice can only be made when we are handed decisions. Fr. John would tend to agree — or, rather, I agree […]
And now our disposition is as such as if there were no one will require an account from us of the vows we have made. We pass our time without fear of God and contempt of his commandments. We are arrogant not only toward the rest of the community, but even toward our superiors. We […]
Having beheld the Resurrection of Christ, let us worship, the holy Lord Jesus, the only Sinless One! We venerate Thy Cross, O Christ, and Thy Holy Resurrection we praise and glorify; for Thou art our God, and we know no other than Thee; we call on Thy name. Come, all you faithful, let us venerate […]