This story of Christ’s descent into Hades and his delivering the righteous who were in the bondage of death is taken from the Gospel of
See what fasting does: it heals illnesses, drives out demons, removes wicked thoughts, and makes the heart pure…
Before modern Christianity’s “Seven Deadly Sins,’ classic Christianity diagnosed these major passions. Saint John Cassian calls these he eight deadly thoughts. The cures are easy to list.
From a sermon by Saint Ephrem the Syrian If he was not flesh, why was Mary introduced at all? And if he was not God,
About 350 AD, Saint Cyril of Jerusalem describes Jesus Christ: This is He who is and He who was, Consubstantial with the Father, Only-begotten, Only-enthroned,
If you see a man who has sinned and you do not pity him, the grace of God will leave you. Whoever curses bad people,
Most Bibles that are available in North America today are published by Protestants; consequently, the Old Testaments in these Bibles are translations based on the
Most of us who receive Communion do so on Sunday. Then afterward: Household chores, cafes, friends and so on. How can we guard and not
From a letter of Saint Basil, Archbishop of Caesarea (330-379 AD), to a friend who had fallen into sin. Make the effort to rise from
by Bishop Hilarion (Alfeyev) A lecture delivered at St Mary’s Cathedral, Minneapolis, USA, on 5 November 2002 The Byzantine and old Russian icons of the
Hieromartyr Irenaeus of Lyons (c. 130-202) was bishop of Lugdunum in Gaul, which is now Lyons, France. A Greek from Smyrna in Asia Minor, he
The Gospel may be a lot simpler than we think!
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