A Dying Young Woman’s Hope in Cryonics and a Future

A Dying Young Woman’s Hope in Cryonics and a Future

This weekend’s New York Times featured a fascinating story on ‘A Dying Young Woman’s Hope in Cryonics and a Future‘ that should be read.  The article presents the tragedy of the passing of Kim Suozzi, who died of cancer at age 23, and her boyfriend, Josh Schisler who’s profound love for Ms. Suozzi led...

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The Cure

The Cure

When we are sick, we follow the advice of our doctor if we desire to be healed from whatever sickness or disease we have. We do this, because we believe the doctor knows the best cure. We trust him to have our best interest at hand. We put our belief...

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Before the Patriarchate: The Life and Times of St. Tikhon until 1917

Before the Patriarchate: The Life and Times of St. Tikhon until 1917

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, Patriarch Tikhon Russian-American Music Institute, and the Pastoral School of the Diocese of Chicago and Mid-America (ROCOR) invite you to Before the Patriarchate: The Life and Times of St. Tikhon until 1917 A lecture by Dr. Scott Kenworthy on  Saint Tikhon, Patriarch of Moscow (1865-1925) This lecture will be in English and free...

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Preaching in Hell, Part 5: The Devil in Me

Preaching in Hell, Part 5: The Devil in Me

Preaching in Hell: Pastoral Care in Daredevil and Firefly Part Five: The Devil in Me In the previous section, I introduced Father Lantom in the Netflix series Daredevil, and his role as confessor to the vigilante Matt Murdock. In this section, I’ll show how Father Lantom’s pastoral ministry changes and...

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St. Tikhon’s Announces Fall Lecture Series with Abbot Tryphon

St. Tikhon’s Announces Fall Lecture Series with Abbot Tryphon

Annual Fall Lecture Series to Further Examine “How to Expand the Mission” The annual fall lecture series at St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will focus on “How to Expand the Mission,” continuing discussions started at the 18th All-American Council held in Atlanta over the summer. Presenters will include Abbot Tryphon...

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Christ to Shield Me Today

Christ to Shield Me Today

I used to say “St. Patrick’s Breastplate” as my morning prayer.  It’s a Lorica (breastplate or protection) prayer traditionally ascribed to St. Patrick. Today most scholars agree that the Breastplate probably dates as early as the 8th Century, while St. Patrick himself lived and evangelized Ireland in the 5th Century;...

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Why Do We Call the Virgin Mary the Theotokos?

Why Do We Call the Virgin Mary the Theotokos?

Orthodox Christianity can be confusing and overwhelming for inquirers. To add the the confusion, Orthodoxy makes use of, what seems to be, an entirely different vocabulary. Words like nous, asceticism, and theosis sound eerie and unfamiliar. Most inquirers will notice one word, or title, in particular: Theotokos. What does this title mean and why...

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Daily Devotion: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Daily Devotion: The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and the cleverness of the clever I will thwart.” Where is the...

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