Posts by Seraphim Danckaert

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Metropolitan Elias: Christians Are Being Persecuted, But Love Will Prevail

His Eminence Metropolitan Elias of Tyre and Sidon delivered a short address at St. Mary Orthodox Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts after the Western Rite…

Dec 16, 2014
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Metropolitan Kallistos: The Theologian’s Task Is Never Complete

In a recent ceremony, Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute for Post-Graduate Studies in Russia bestowed a doctorate honoris causa on His Eminence…

Dec 16, 2014
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Christmas Music That Will Take You to Heaven

Although some people complain about Christmas music before Thanksgiving, Orthodox Christians have traditionally started chanting sacred hymns about Christmas…

Dec 15, 2014
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Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Jesus Prayer

A distinctive spiritual practice in Orthodox Christianity is the constant repetition of the “Jesus Prayer”: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God,…

Dec 15, 2014
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An American Punk Drummer Who Is Saving Syrian Orthodox Chant

After discovering there were absolutely no recordings of some of the most ancient of all Christian chanting styles, an American punk drummer decided to…

Dec 12, 2014
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A World-Renown Doctor Turned Russian Orthodox Bishop and Saint

In 1905, a young Russian doctor volunteered to work for the Red Cross. In his memoirs he wrote: For thirteen years I worked twelve to fourteen hours a…

Dec 12, 2014
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Is This the End for Middle Eastern Christians?

A recent article by Douglas Murray in The Spectator asks a pressing question: Why are we abandoning the Middle East’s Christians to Isis? Murray’s…

Dec 11, 2014
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BBC Documentary: Art of Eternity, The Glory of Byzantium

“The Art of Eternity” is a series of three one-hour documentaries on Christian art. Hosted by Andrew Graham-Dixon and first broadcast on BBC…

Dec 10, 2014
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Rachmaninoff’s Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysostom

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873 – 1943) is one of the best known Russian composers of the 20th century. His works, especially for piano and orchestra, are…

Dec 09, 2014
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A Thousand Years Are As One Day: Life on Mt. Athos

Long before 60 Minutes produced a documentary about life on Mt. Athos, some French filmmakers managed to obtain permission in the early 80s to take extensive…

Dec 07, 2014
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Is Suffering Redemptive?

The existence of suffering, and how to deal with it, challenges everyone. Does suffering have any meaning? Can it even be redemptive and a means of spiritual…

Dec 05, 2014
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Pope Francis: ‘I am skeptical’ unity will be reached

Buried in an Associated Press article about Pope Francis’ recent visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate is a strong statement expressing doubt concerning…

Dec 02, 2014

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