Wednesday, August 9, 2017

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN WORSHIP

Eye-opening Truth from the Holy Scriptures for Orthodox Christians, and Protestants too.

From Shadow to Reality - Biblical Foundations of Liturgical Worship - Fr. Thomas Hopko 

Friday, July 28, 2017

THE ISLAND - A BEAUTIFUL ORTHODOX MOVIE

You must watch this full-length Russian-made movie (with English subtitles) about the Providence of God, salvation, one Holy Fool, and a monastery on an island in Siberia.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ms4TXwIDutM 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

ORTHODOX MONASTICISM, MONKS, AND MONASTERIES








INTRODUCTION TO ORTHODOX MONASTICISM
> Monasteries And Monasticism
www.aggreen.net/monasteries/monastic.html
> Monasticism Studies
www.monachos.net/content/monasticism


MOUNT ATHOS - GREECE
> Welcome To Mount Athos
www.inathos.gr/athos/en/
> Images Of Mt Athos
www.bing.com/images/search?q=mt+athos&qvpt=mt+athos&FORM=IGRE

VALAAM MONASTERY - RUSSIA
> Welcome To Valaam
www.valaam.ru/en

ST CATHERINE MONASTERY - SINAI
> Documentary About St Catherine's (9:28)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hEgf1YDjaA

PSKOV-CAVES MONASTERY - RUSSIA
> Rare Video Footage Of The Only Monastery To Not Be Closed Or Destroyed During The Soviet Era > Footage includes Video of Numerous Holy Elders (24:21) > Filmed In 1986.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mb_lOLauJHU


MEET SOME MONKS
> Holy Mount Athos - Elders & Hermits - Psalm 50
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aw_n8kOhQ88

> Hermitage Of The Holy Cross - Wayne, West Virginia
www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1PKfLJVhdg

> Holy Trinity - Jordanville, NY
www.youtube.com/watch?v=SntIzmS0W5E

MONASTERIES I HAVE VISITED
> St Gregory Palamas - Hayesville Ohio
www.sgpm.goarch.org/Monastery
> St Isacc Of Syria Skete - Boscobel Wisconsin
www.skete.com
> St Anthonys - Florence Arizona
www.stanthonysmonastery.org
> New Skete - Cambridge New York
www.newskete.com
> Dormition Of The Mother Of God - Rives Junction Michigan
www.dormitionmonastery.org
> All-Merciful Saviour - Vashon Island Washington
www.vashonmonks.com
> Holy Trinity - Jordanville New York
www.jordanville.org
> Holy Transfiguration - Brookline Massachusettes
www.thehtm.org
> St Herman Of Alaska - Platina California
www.stherman.com
> Transfiguration - Elwood City Pennsylvania
www.orthodoxmonasteryellwoodcity.org
> Monastery Of St Tikhon Of Zadonsk - So. Canaan Pennsylvania
www.sttikhonsmonastery.org
> Nativity Of The Theotokos - Saxonburg Pennsylvania
www.NativityOfTheTheotokosMonastery.org
> The Sacred Monastery of Saint Nina - Union Bridge Maryland
http://www.saintnina-monastery.org/

Lists Of Monasteries:
> America
www.orthodoxwiki.org/List_of_American_monasteries
> Worldwide
www.orthodox-monasteries.com











Saturday, July 22, 2017

THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN DOGMA OF THE HOLY TRINITY

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty...and in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the only-begotten, begotten of the Father before all ages, Light of Light, true God of true God...and in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life, Who proceeds from the Father, Who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, Who spoke by the prophets. (The Nicene Creed)

Listen to Fr. Thomas Hopko explain The Holy Trinity


 
Names of Jesus - Son of God Part 2

Sunday, June 18, 2017

WHAT IS ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY

This wonderful and instructive multimedia presentation was produced over several years by Fr. Daniel Mackay, rector of St. John the Wonderworker Serbian Orthodox Church in Eugene, Oregon. It is truly a "labor of love" by a Priest with a missionary heart.


PART ONE: THE TEACHINGS OF CHRIST https://vimeo.com/133268270

PART TWO: FALLING AWAY FROM CHRIST
https://vimeo.com/132086893

PART THREE: THE LIFE IN CHRIST
https://vimeo.com/132791183

I discovered this resource @ www.OrthodoxInfo.com

Friday, June 16, 2017

THE BEAUTY OF THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FAITH

Eight Minutes Of Beauty That Will Create In You The Desire To Practice Orthodoxy With All Your Heart!!!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4xL0cDKWUs 
 

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

SPIRITUAL JOURNEY: VALAAM MONASTERY IN RUSSIA'S FAR NORTH

Discover The Resurrection Of Orthodox Monasteries In Russia!!!
 Step To The Skies - Valaam Monastery

Thursday, June 1, 2017

ORTHODOXY GROWS IN FRANCE

Dead Roman-catholic monastery converted to Orthodox Seminary, France

 

Friday, July 8, 2016

Sodom and Gomorrah: A Typology of the End Times

The Danger of Ecumenism? It Removes the Absolutes, the Truths of "The Way".

An introductory word on the passions according to our Orthodox Fathers

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Blessed Seraphim Rose's Dream of Vladyka Averky

"Particularly dangerous pastors among such false shepherds are those who preach a need for peace with everyone, under the pretext of “non-condemnation” and “Christian love and forgiveness”. Let us remember that the peace with the Antichrist (as with his servants) is already a betrayal of Christ - and hence enmity against Christ!"
-Vladyka Averky (Taushev) of blessed memory 

Friday, June 10, 2016

SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEW ORTHODOX WEBSITE "ORTHODOX ETHOS"

ANNOUNCING A NEW ORTHODOX WEBSITE: ORTHODOXETHOS.COM
We bring to the attention of all devout Orthodox Christians and sincere inquirers the launch of a new website dedicated to the Orthodox Way, Truth and Life: orthodoxethos.com.
The site will be primarily a source for going deeper into the Orthodox phronema and ethos, or mindset and way of being and living. Our focus will be both "orthodoxy" and the orthodox "ethos," these being inseparable. Given that the way (ethos), the truth (dogma) and the life (spiritual life) are one, Christ, our offering will touch on all of these and stress their unity.
Orthodox Ethos is a collective effort of nearly a dozen Orthodox Christians, ordained and lay. Original articles, translations of timely and important texts and the publications of Uncut Mountain Press are among the subject matter of our modest effort.
Our site will be unique in that we will focus on the connection between dogma and ethos, and attempt to assist the neophyte (especially) to acquire not only an Orthodox confession of faith but an Orthodox ethos. Also, in connection with the publication plan of Uncut Mountain Press, we will also focus on translations from Greek, including excerpts from those books now slated for publication (The Ecumenism Conference Proceedings and St. Gregory Plamas' On the Procession of the Holy Spirit) and also in the future, some of the works of Dr. Demetrios Tselingides.
We also have a special section dedicated to the Pan Orthodox Council.
The Editor of Orthodox Ethos is Fr. Peter Heers
Please come for a visit and sign up on our mailing list to be kept informed of our new articles, videos and comments. 

WWW.OrthodoxEthos.com 
 

Monday, June 6, 2016

THE UNDERGROUND CHURCH - IS IT COMING SOONER THAN YOU THINK?

Two Excellent Podcast Interviews with Fr. John Peck discussing the future of Christianity in America and how we must prepare by creating a house church movement!!!

Listen Here >>>
 http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/goforth/underground_church_part_1  

http://www.ancientfaith.com/podcasts/goforth/fr._john_peck_the_underground_church_part_2   

 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

CONFESSIONS OF A JESUS FREAK

Check out this testimonial that will help you understand what it means to really be a Jesus Freak >>> 

Click Here:
http://journeytoorthodoxy.com/2016/05/confessions-jesus-freak/

Thursday, May 26, 2016

ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN APOLOGETICS

CHECK OUT THIS MINISTRY OF ST INNOCENT ORTHODOX CHURCH IN EUREKA CA. @ www.OrthodoxAnswers.com
        

Monday, May 9, 2016

THE ORTHODOX CHURCH IS STANDING IN THE WAY OF THE NEW WORLD ORDER

Make The Effort to Read This Extremely Interesting Article So You May Understand what is Happening in the Earth. You Will NOT See or Hear This Truth on CNN or Fox News!!!

READ ARTICLE HERE >>>
http://www.pravoslavie.ru/81604.html

 

Thursday, May 5, 2016

ORTHODOX STATEMENT ON HOMOSEXUALITY - 1983


Orthodox Statement on Homosexuality

The position of the Orthodox Church toward homosexuality has been expressed by synodical canons and Patristic pronouncements beginning with the very first centuries of Orthodox ecclesiastical life.
Thus, the Orthodox Church condemns unreservedly all expressions of personal sexual experience which prove contrary to the definite and unalterable function ascribed to sex by God's ordinance and expressed in man's experience as a law of nature.
Thus the function of the sexual organs of a man and a woman and their bio-chemical generating forces in glands and glandular secretions are ordained by nature to serve one particular purpose, the procreation of the human kind.
However, the human sexual apparatus appears to have been designed not only as the medium by which the necessary physical contact for the purpose of sex is affected, but as the generator as well and the center of a highly complex system of feelings which all together are known by the name eros, love between husband and wife.
Therefore, any and all uses of the human sex organs for purposes other than those ordained by creation, runs contrary to the nature of things as decreed by God and produces the following wrongs:
a. They violate God's ordinance regarding both the procreation of man and his emotional life generated by his instinctive attraction to the opposite sex not only for procreating but for advancing the personalities of a man and a woman to a state of completion within the association of the Sacrament of Marriage. For all this, homosexuality is an insult to God, and since it attempts to alter the laws regulating creation it is a blasphemy.
b. Homosexuality interferes with the normal development of societal patterns and as such it proves detrimental to all. These endangered patterns include personal values regarding sex which people normally take to be a vital part of their existence and a valuable asset to their living a normal life, esteemed by others.
c. The homosexual degrades his own sex and thus denies to himself the self-respect that is generated from the feeling that one is in line with God's creation.
Homosexuality appears to be of two kinds: physico-genetic and habitual. Physico-genetic homosexuality is of physical origin due to secretory abnormalities that may produce organic changes. This type of homosexuality is rather rare and is treated as any other medical disorder.
Habitual homosexuality may have more than one cause. All, however, point out to a moral failure at some stage of the individual's development, or to the animate environment from which the homosexual originated.
Thus, although homosexuality followed as a way of life by the sufferer, may be subject to psycho-pathological investigation and treatment, the origin of it, in all but the few physico-genetic cases mentioned above, brings with it a moral failure. It is because of the realization of this that homosexuality has been described from ancient times as a moral stigma.
Thus, the Orthodox Church cannot subscribe to the demand that homosexuals be recognized by society and its agencies as legal spouses and as deserving the same respect as men and women enjoy in the state of wedlock.
Society and its values, religious and societal, have legitimate claims over the behavior of its members, especially in so vital a function as the sexual one on which not only the survival but its quality as well depend. No one has the right to do whatever he wishes with his body and still claim recognition and respect on the part of society.
The Orthodox Church believes that homosexuality should be treated by society as an immoral and dangerous perversion and by religion as a sinful failure. In both cases, correction is called for. Homosexuals should be accorded the confidential medical and psychiatric facilities by which they can be helped to restore themselves to a self-respecting sexual identity that belongs to them by God's ordinance.
In full confidentiality, the Orthodox Church cares and provides pastorally for homosexuals in the belief that no sinner who has failed himself and God should be allowed to deteriorate morally and spiritually.
Psychiatric restoration, without religious direction and reconciliation with God, is bound to prove short lived.
A healthy society and various religions do not recognize perversions. Rather, they work to restore the homosexual to the status of a self-esteemed individual and thus to a valued instrument of their own survival and well-being under God. 

ARTICLE BY FR. LAWRENCE FARLEY:
https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/little-history-lesson/