The Letter of an Orthodox Catechumen to His Beloved Daughter

Ray is an inquirer who made contact with us a little while ago, and we have kept in touch with each other as he made contact with a local parish. This is a letter he wrote to his daughter, who attends a protestant university. His daughter recently wrote him back. He is an Orthodox Catechumen, and due to be brought into the Church in January 2016. by Ray Anthony Iavasile Regarding your first text: the good news is that Jesus, himself, says: "Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my … [Read more...]

Why Christianity Should Not Change With the Times

By St. Theophan the Recluse Our father among the saints, Theophan the Recluse, (d. 1894) was the bishop of Tambov in Russia. He was a prolific author, especially on the subjects of the Christian life and the training of youth in the faith. Originally written on December 29, 1863, the Sunday after Christ's Birth, St. Theophan has much to tell us about our contemporary setting, and the appropriate worldview and response. It reached my ears that, as it seems, you consider my sermons very strict and believe that today no one should think this way, no one should be living this way and therefore, no one should be teaching this … [Read more...]