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HOMILY ON THE PARABLE OF THE VINEYARD

The following homily was delivered by Fr. Peter Pier at St. John Chrysostom Antiochian Orthodox Church in York, PA on Sunday August 30, 2015 In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, one God. Amen. In our Gospel reading this morning our Lord Jesus Christ once again tells us the parable of the ... Read More »

Commentary: On the Healing of the Gadarene Demoniac

Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh After the death of Metropolitan Anthony of Sourozh, cassettes were found among his things, with talks on selected parts of the Gospel of St. Mark. We present to your attention one such talk, dedicated to the healing of the Gadarene demoniac. This translation of the Russian text is published with the kind permission of the Nicaea ... Read More »

Humanism and atheism as civil religions

Author: Luke Bretherton – ABC Religion and Ethics – 4 Oct 2011 (Source: http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2011/10/04/3331539.htm) Rather than retaining its vocation as a prophetic witness, disabusing humans of our illusions and idolatries, atheism now seems content to become Pepsi to the Coke of religion. In the early 1990s I met the then Russian minister for education. He alleged that a representative of ... Read More »

Holy Scripture In the Orthodox Church

By Metropolitan Isaiah of Denver Strictly speaking, there never was a ‘Bible’ in the Orthodox Church, at least not as we commonly think of the Bible as a single volume book we can hold in our hand. Since the beginning of the Church, from the start of our liturgical tradition, there has never been a single book in an Orthodox ... Read More »

FACING UP TO MARY

By Peter E. Gillquist Source: http://thechristianactivist.com (Published by Conciliar Press 1987) Is it safe to say that no woman in history is more misunderstood by modern Christendom than the Virgin Mary? And it is also probable that in a discussion concerning Mary between two Christians, if their differences remain unresolved, most likely it will be due to differing interpretations of ... Read More »

WHICH CAME FIRST: THE CHURCH OR THE NEW TESTAMENT?

              BY FR. A. JAMES BERNSTEIN Source: http://thechristianactivist.com/vol9/V9CameFirst.htm (Originally Published by Conciliar Press, 1994) As a Jewish convert to Christ via evangelical Protestantism, I naturally wanted to know God better through reading the Gospels in the “forbidden book” called the New Testament, at age sixteen, that I had come to believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and ... Read More »