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Category Archives: Essays

An Orthodox Critique of Perennialism (and René Guénon)

A less known and I would say more subtle influence that seems to have afflicted many contemporary Orthodoxy theologians and thinkers in recent times is Perennialism. Perennialism as defined on Wikipedia, is a perspective on modern spirituality that views each of the world’s religious traditions as sharing a single, metaphysical truth or origin from which

The Theory of Evolution and Its Sources

Would it be surprising to you, finding out that there is a clear religious proof behind that strange idea of Big-Bang and the billions of years, supposedly passed since the magic ‘event’? The following sources of information are not Orthodox viewpoints, but the historical details are REAL. Very shortly, we will be presenting excerpts from

“The Eurasian Project for the Development of Post-Soviet Russia in the Context of the Russian Religious-Philosophical Tradition”

Archpriest George Mitrofanov, Professor of St. Petersburg Theological Academy Already in the first response of Russian religious philosophers to emergence of the Eurasian collections was marked with tempting “novelty” ideology of Eurasianism, clearly contrasted with its entire previous national and Orthodox-oriented trunk stream of Russian religious and philosophical thought and at the same time in

Radu Gyr

2/03/1905 – 29/04/1975 Radu Gyr (Demetrescu) was an extraordinary man, with a heart as large as the sky with its beauties! He spent many years in communist extermination camps, suffering extreme punishments. In spite of these tortures, Radu Gyr wrote very daring pieces of literature, while suffering of diverse illnesses and depravations in prison, and

“Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven”

“Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven” Every Sunday during the Beatitudes part of the Divine Liturgy, we hear this being chanted: “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven” (Matt 5:3). The same paragraph in Luke 6:20 simply says “Blessed are the poor”

Homily on Nativity by Metropolitan Archbishop Paul Saliba

By: His Eminence Metropolitan Archbishop Paul Saliba Primate of Australia, New Zealand and the Philippines AND THE WORD BECAME FLESH AND DWELT AMONG US AND WE BEHELD HIS GLORY, THE GLORY AS OF THE ONLY BEGOTTEN OF THE FATHER, FULL OF GRACE AND TRUTH. (John 1:14) The Gospel accounts of the Nativity are limited to

The Heresy of Social Gospel

This heresy was well captured and presented in the writings of Blessed Seraphim Rose and Herman Podmoshenski of Platina Monastery, the spiritual offspring of the Elders from Optina monastery. As some may know, but perhaps most have not learned yet, parts of the written work of these two saintly fathers were censored, books published were


DUMITRU BORDEIANU V15/28 August 1921 – 3/16 August 2002  The following details presented are excerpts taken from the book “Confession from the Bog of Despair”, written by Dumitru Bordeianu, a Romanian Martyr. We will also try to remember some details from his direct confessions, as Elder Dumitru explained on a Sunday, after the Church service

The Plan of Sealing the People (with the Mark of the Beast) – Part 2

Once that the Christian ecumenism is ‘resolved’ (see the present ‘pan-orthodox synod’ from Crete), another synthesis towards a ‘higher’ inter-religious joining is to happen, which would be the ‘updated’ Judaism, according to Isaac M Wise in his “Triumphant Judaism”, from AJS Review, 1982. The primordial target, in Romania at least, is the Orthodox Monasticism. Aiming

The Challenger Syndrome

Character faults are common enough as we all know, but the higher the position of the person, the more serious are the consequences. We’ll look at three major events, or failures which exemplify something I’ll refer to as the Challenger Syndrome. Most of us remember the tragic explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle, and that

Judas, the “social justice” warrior and how each of us is becoming like him

EACH ONE OF US IS POTENTIALLY A JUDAS A sermon given by Fr. Seraphim (Rose) during Great Lent, 1982 Preface by Orthodox Australia: The level of wisdom and Orthodox understanding reflected in the works of Fathers Seraphim and Herman of Platina are beyond what few could comprehend in their generation of warriors for Christ, let alone in our

Excerpts from the 1903 Epistle of the Russian Orthodox Synod (concerning the non-Orthodox)

“…in its own particular life each autocephalous Orthodox Church must always (as, indeed, it does at present) preserve the memory and consciousness of its union with the other Orthodox Churches, and of the fact that only in communion and agreement with them has it the pledge of truth and of eternal life, or manifests itself

The Plan of Sealing The People (with the Mark of the Beast) – Part 1

This is a translation of the following article from a Romanian website: https://monahulteodot.wordpress.com/2016/05/08/planul-de-pecetluire-a-oamenilor/ We want to present this very important message about the ongoing spiritual riots, started some time ago. They are so planned and so cunning! This rebellion against God is not new, and the ones who triggered this uprising are very well known…

About the Universe and the fall of Man

“He laid the foundations of the earth that it never should move at any time”. Where do the Bible and the teachings of the Holy Fathers fit in with the observation of today’s science? The “missing link” may be found in the falling of the universe (of the whole of Creation) due to sin of

All labor, every square inch of ground, every grain of wheat… A Prophecy from 15th Century

“Each person will be registered; not only every facet of his affairs and his life, but his every word, every movement of his mental faculties will be under constant surveillance so that he will lose the habit of thinking for himself out of fear that the expression on his face might involuntarily reflect something incompatible

Why doctors behave like evolutionist teachers?

Straight away we can answer the above question: it is so, because present-time doctors were once students and they had evolutionist ‘professionals’ as their teachers! Nowadays, it becomes more difficult to identify what is wrong with the medical procedures, when sick people are getting sicker, not better! To start with something palpable, we listed below

An Old Tale and New Reality

from Orthodox Life magazine 1990 #5 “We are born to actualize a fairy tale.” (from a song popular (in the U.S.S.R.) in the 1930’s) In 1946, an extremely interesting book by Vladimir Propp was published: Morphology of the Folktale.  Having studied a huge amount of such literature, the author discovered two subjects which consistently appeared

Teaching Reproduction vs. Sexual ‘Education’

(or anomalies that you need to hate, for NOT welcoming the antichrist)   How wonderful is our Lord God in His creation! Except that we are so sinful that we become surrounded by death and destruction. It is a state of war across the whole world, and this is the time when each of us

The Orthodox of Western Stock…

We want to offend no one with the following notes, but it will be likely that such things could occur… hopefully, for readers’ benefit! We are living a crooked life which is not on the path of Salvation, Orthodoxy, but on the one of damnation through the spirit of this world! We are playing with

The Orthodox Women

These four ‘un-canonized’ Holy Saints were martyred during the first half of the 20th century, by the anti-Christ servants who wanted to make Orthodox Romania their dwelling place… A great number of Orthodox faithful joined the Legion of Archangel Michael, a unique brotherhood of our modern times which was founded by Holy Martyr and Confessor

To Judge or not To Judge

Luke 6:37 – “Judge not, and you shall not be judged: condemn not, and you shall not be condemned”. Too often we hear, “oh, you are judging” as the label used most to quickly put you in your place when you say something that is contrary to someone else’s beliefs or against authority (and this

The Game Theory

Before we start, let us quickly look at the Game Theory definition: “Game theory is a branch of mathematics that represents interdependent decision making. By “interdependent decision” making I mean situations (arguably most, if not all, of those we face in life) where the outcomes of one’s decision depends on decisions made by others. One

Medicine and The Fallen Man

The wicked Aldous Huxley: “Medicine is so ahead of its time that nobody is healthy anymore” The doctor usually tells you to follow some tests for measuring your glycemic index, to indentify the amount of Magnesium in your body, to monitor your blood pressure and pulse, and to keep an eye on your weight, but

The film of your life !

A horrible ‘film’ of the latest imagination:  “Thousands of zombies actually survived the atomic bombs dropped in the Southern hemisphere. Gorgeous! Also, Stockholm went down, really, through a sink hole but one day later, through legalising euthanasia at UN, ALL the elderly above a certain age in the whole world, freed for good! Is it

The Sons of Man and The Sons of God

An article by Florin Stuparu, translated from Romanian, with a few annotations. Our note: We highly recommend this as a rare piece of ennobling literature that can really open the minds and hearts of the believers to the truth of Orthodoxy! http://saccsiv.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/florin-stuparu-despre-fii-lui-dumnezeu-despre-fiicele-oamenilor-despre-uriasi-si-despre-antihrist/ “The sons of God saw that the daughters of man were beautiful, and