Through the blood He trampled death by His death. He passed-over with those who were in the graves to eternal life. Such is the journey of the Passover that was intended by God. It took various forms throughout the breadth of time, yet each time the Passover did not occur except through the blood.
Confronting and Controlling Thoughts According to the fathers of the Philokalia Orthodox spirituality places great emphasis on thoughts (logismoi) since everything we do begins in the mind. The Fathers of the Philokalia have much to teach about confronting and controlling thoughts. Since the average person experiences 4000 thoughts each day, the experiences of these Fathers [...]
These meditations are written in the form of God speaking to the reader as to His loved and valued child in order to reveal the nature of His love more clearly in its depth, its splendour and its tenderness. Some of them open our minds to the immense energy of love in the universe. Others [...]
This spiritual classic was written by Lorenzo Scupoli, a sixteenth-century Venetian priest. Immensely popular in its own day, it was ranked by Francis de Sales with the Imitation of Christ. In the general rapport between Western and Eastern Christendom, it reached Nicodemus of the Holy Mountain, who first recognized its immense spiritual worth, and later, [...]
“I am an Orthodox Christian.” In the West, people often find this a confusing statement. Many feel that you have left out the necessary qualifier: “Do you mean Russian Orthodox or Greek Orthodox?” How are we to define this word “Orthodox” in a way that transcends and yet accounts for ethnic backgrounds? What sets apart [...]
Keepint the Feast of Unleavened Bread following the Passover symbolized living the Christian life in dedication and service to God. How does this apply to us today? Living the Christian life in this context means allowing the Lord Jesus Christ to be Lord of every area of our life. We are expressly told “Therefore let [...]
A Trace in the Sand: A Tale of the Early Martyrs It is A.D. 274. Emperor Lucius Domitus Aurelianus rules the Roman Empire with the belief that no one is mightier than he and his gods. Kings tremble before him, and his subjects worship him as a new Jupiter, who holds the lives of men [...]