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The Life of Fr. Matthew Baker Is a Triumph of Orthodoxy

The life of Fr. Matthew Baker is a triumph of Orthodoxy. It is easy to doubt God’s Providence in taking away a young priest, newly installed in his first parish, a husband, and a father of seven (his youngest, Alexis, so recently taken from his mother and father in stillbirth). It is tempting to question

Mar 02, 2015
Orthodox News

Fr. Matthew Baker Leaves Behind Wife and Six Children: How You Can Help

Last night, an outstanding Orthodox priest died in a tragic car accident on his way home from Vespers. Fr. Matthew Baker leaves behind his wife, Katherine,…

Mar 02, 2015
The Sounding

Hell and God’s Goodness

Q: Your book The Orthodox Church: 455 Questions and Answers mentions some quotes about Hell. Frankly, one of the things I find very incompatible with my…

Mar 02, 2015
The Sounding

Creed and Confessions in the Orthodox Church

Creed and Confessions in the Orthodox Church Q: I am interested in the “synod of Jerusalem” held in the 17th century, and in a book called the “Diocletian…

Mar 02, 2015
The Sounding

Missionary Zeal and Mysterious Disappearances

For an army engineer, John Feodorovich Hovorukhin made an excellent monk. The man had entered a monastery after the death of his wife in 1791, when he…

Mar 02, 2015
Orthodox Christian Reference Guide

St. Juvenaly of Alaska

For over a century, it was not known what happened to the monk, Juvenaly. It was one of the mysteries of the Arctic, and the conflicting accounts that…

Mar 02, 2015
The Sounding

Foretaste of Paradise

FORETASTE OF PARADISE I read Catherine’s Pascha, written by Charlotte Riggle and illustrated by R J Hughes, on Clean Monday. It seemed appropriate that…

Mar 02, 2015
The Sounding

Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers

Sunday of Orthodoxy Vespers as Celebrated at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Lauderdale, FL. A feast of joy and gladness is revealed to us…

Mar 01, 2015
Adult Study Classes

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 53

Matthew 24:36-51 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also…

Mar 01, 2015

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