The Ascetic Ideal & the New Testament By Father George Florovsky

The Ascetic Ideal and the New Testment: A Critique of the Theology of the Reformation by Father George Florovsky If the monastic ideal is union with God through prayer, through humility, through obedience, through constant recognition of one’s sins, voluntary or involuntary, through a renunciation of the values of this [...]

The Book of Love By Father Theodore Stylianopoulos

The Book of Love by Father Theodore Stylianopoulos The Bible is a story of love. It tells about how God expressed His overflowing love through the creation of this magnificent universe and all life in it. It tells about how God blesses, sustains, teaches, corrects, redeems and leads persons to His Kingdom [...]

Everything Is Like an Ocean: On the Essential Role of the Saints

Everything Is Like an Ocean: On the Essential Role of the Saints By Fr. John Oliver There is a scene in The Brothers Karamazov - the novel by the 19th century Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky - that features a long and thoughtful speech by the elderly monk Zossima, who is nearing the end of his [...]

The Creed with Scriptural References

The Nicene Creed with Scriptural References Select the line from Creed to view the associated references from scripture. Hover over the reference to view the scripture passage. To view commentary, click on the link provided. All passages excerpted from The Orthodox Study Bible, St. Athanasius Orthodox Academy, (2008). [...]

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