Very soon, after my second or third communion, I realized that I was beginning to experience as realities what I had taken to be colorful imagery. the divine energies present in the mystery of the Eucharist open within us a capacity to see, or to sense, spiritual realities to which we were insensible. That sentence is a myth for those without the experience; a reality for those who have it.
by Darrin Thomas Rasberry This arrived in our comments section, and it was too long and too good to leave as a comment. Thanks Darrin! I’m an old atheist convert, arriving at Orthodoxy after following the above pattern of a long study. I spent 15 years as an active nonbeliever, drifting from American Atheists to […]
Note the length of his catechism – old ways are sometimes the best ways. In the Church of the Holy Patriarchal Monastery of Odigitria of Gonia in Kisamos Kolimvari, His Eminence our Metropolitan Mr. Amphilochios officiated the Baptism of a student with a scholarship of the 5th year of medicine, Tsai Chen Wei, a Taoist, […]
by Peter Davydov “If someone would have told me thirty years ago that a column on “Orthodox Christianity” would appear in newspapers, that the Church would have an opportunity to openly witness to Christ using the achievements of modern science (no one had even heard about internet then), and that Orthodox magazines would be freely […]
by Fr. Libyos On my last trip to Mount Athos I visited the Monastery of Simonopetra. It is a majestic monastery and the sky was fully blue. There I met a graceful novice monk from China. In truth, he surprised me by his presence. An Orthodox rason on a Chinese man? I was moved somewhat. […]