A Journal of Orthodox Culture
On Pascha We Receive An Invitation To Eternal Life
1 May 2021 at 6:58pm
Many readers will recognize Metropolitan Tikhon (Shevkunov) as the author of the buoyant, inspiring, and irresistible book “Everyday Saints and Other Stories,” which sold record numbers of copies in Russia and has been translated into 17 languages...
Return to Paradise: The How and Why of Fasting
5 Apr 2021 at 10:27am
We are now well into the Holy and Great Fast of Lent, but for many of us it may have already begun to seem tedious: a routine and perhaps even empty exercise. This article by Fr Steven Ritter addresses this state of mind, offering fresh, thought-p...
A Reference to Alyosha Karamazov
19 Mar 2021 at 7:41am
"Ayosha, the "angelic brother" of Dostoevsky’s novel. Aloysha the monastic novice. Alyosha the compassionate. Alyosha, who has chosen to live only for God. Yes. But Alyosha the depraved? Alyosha the corrupt. . .Alyosha the insect? Christos Yannara...
Is That All There Is? Mystery In The World
2 Mar 2021 at 8:25am
The insights of Dan Buxhoeveden (J.D from Loyola University, PhD from the University of Chicago) into the relation between natural sciences and the mystery of nature are no mere armchair speculation. He is an Orthodox Christian who teaches at the ...
Book Review: The Ethics of Beauty
30 Jan 2021 at 12:04pm
In this short review, Dr. David Ford writes that The Ethics of Beauty by Dr. Timothy Patitsas "...has already brought for many people life-changing healing and personal reconciliation with God and with others." Patitsis covers a wide range of topi...
Psalm Eight and the Mystery of the Incarnation
8 Jan 2021 at 12:44pm
As we continue—or for those of us observing the Old Calendar Feast, as we begin—to meditate on the Incarnation of Christ, following our celebration of His Nativity, we can find a luminous source of insight in the typology and prophetic power of Ps...