What Is the Relationship between Faith and Science?

What Is the Relationship between Faith and Science?

During a question and answer time after a lecture, His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos Ware was asked about the relationship between faith and science—particularly in the area of evolution. After joking that the question could easily be addressed with brevity, he responded with a particularly brief (and good!) answer. He said,...

Read more
When the Pray-er Becomes Prayer

When the Pray-er Becomes Prayer

Recently, I ran across a compelling quote from the pen of St. John Chrysostom, which I believe is very telling of the spiritual poverty people experience in our day and age. This spiritual poverty is a serious self-inflicted disease which, unlike most physical maladies, can only be exclusively healed by...

Read more
Jacob Clark: An Orthodox Christian Theater Actor

Jacob Clark: An Orthodox Christian Theater Actor

In this episode, Chris Vlahonasios interviews Jacob Clark, a theater actor based in New York. Jacob’s family converted to Orthodoxy when he was a child, and his father is a retired priest. They discuss how his Orthodox faith and his acting career intersect and inform each other. Jacob also shares...

Read more
Prayer Presupposes Faith

Prayer Presupposes Faith

By Elder Moses the Athonite Prayer presupposes faith. People who don’t pray are without help, uncertain, blind and alone. They’re earthbound, not knowing how to fly aloft, to burn bright in the sky, to enjoy the necessary celestial support. They’re magnetized, bound, firmly attached to corruptible, earthly things. It’s not...

Read more
God Wants You To Be a Martyr

God Wants You To Be a Martyr

In a day when our world is frantically searching wealth and honor, Christians are daily called to choose between worldly priorities and a Godly life. Your willingness to live the faith of Christ through the choices of your life reflects the importance of God in your life, and will be...

Read more
Leaving the Church

Leaving the Church

I was recently asked to reflect on the question, “Why do people leave the church?”, a question which was inspired by an article in the Christian Post. This particular question, and this particular approach, seem to require an entrance into the Culture Wars category, into which I am not particularly...

Read more
Remembering September 11

Remembering September 11

In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen. On this Sunday before the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, our church brings to mind for us the Cross of Christ. Christ was crucified upon the cross so that those who believe in Him may have...

Read more
Pre-Nicene Creeds

Pre-Nicene Creeds

The confession of faith which we Orthodox chant or sing every Sunday at our Divine Liturgy has a long and complicated history, and examining its history plunges us back into the earliest days of the Church’s life. It is a glorious plunge. Discipleship to Jesus and inclusion in His Church...

Read more
“Faith Seeking Understanding” (Part I): Patristic and Early Christian Touchstones

“Faith Seeking Understanding” (Part I): Patristic and Early Christian Touchstones

Christianity entered the Greco-Roman world as a religion of the incarnate Logos – word or reason – of God. With such a message and with the growth of conversions from the educated Hellenized culture, Christian theologians were compelled early on to reflect upon the “ways of knowing” – that is,...

Read more
Η πίστη των φίλων μας

Η πίστη των φίλων μας

Ο Δημήτρης Καραβασίλης τονίζει την πίστη, το ενδιαφέρον των φίλων του παραλυτικού στην Καπερναούμ, οι οποίοι μετέφεραν τον φίλο τους στον Ιησού για να θεραπευτεί. Την θεραπεία αυτή την οφείλει ο παραλυτικός στην αγάπη των φίλων του. Το παράδειγμά τους οφείλουμε ως Εκκλησία να το ακολουθήσουμε κι εμείς. __________________________________________ Posted...

Read more