Authentic Orthodox Christianity is opposed to anti-Semitism. That said, the Orthodox Church throughout the world is a far-flung family, not a centrally-controlled cult, so that it cannot police or control every utterance made by its members. That being so, it must be admitted, with much sadness and regret, that anti-Semitic […]
Author: Fr. Lawrence FARLEY
The motivation of those who killed themselves was not to inflict guilt or pain upon those surviving, but simply to make their own interior pain stop.
It is into those young hearts that we must pour our saving Tradition—a Tradition as unvarying as the true colour of blood.
I suggest another marker as the essence of Orthodoxy: love—specifically, love for God and its corollary, love for one’s neighbour.
With the fall of Christendom and the rise of a robustly secular West we are returning to the situation that characterized the early church.
We must not bow down before the idol of transgender ideology with its insanity and lies and throw back into God’s face the gift of gender that He gives us.
In an interview that was part of the BBC 2005 documentary on Auschwitz there is a chilling interview with a person (then quite old) who took part in the shooting of Jewish men, women, and children in Ukraine. He said that he felt nothing when shooting them, “because my hatred […]
Most churches now identified as conservative and Evangelical have indeed only been created in the last 120 years, and have lived in blissful ignorance of their ancient roots.
As long as the world remains a dark place, the temptation will abide to sweep away the uncertainty and grey areas with a culty fundamentalist vision.
What we believe always remains intellectually possible. The Holy Fire is given to comfort and encourage believers, not to convert sceptics.
The Church has the same task in whatever land it takes root and finds itself, namely that of making disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the Name of the Trinity, and of teaching them to observe all that Christ commanded. How it goes about fulfilling this task, however, varies […]
I have been reading liberal theology since my college days—i.e. theologies which deny many, most, or all of the major tenets of the traditional Christian Faith. The theologies are as many and as varied as their authors, but they all share a conviction that Jesus of Nazareth didn’t say and […]