Sunday of the Last Judgment

It is not advice but a warning our Lord is giving us when He says simply “watch and pray”. For, He continues,  “the spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak”  (Matt. 26:41). The Orthodox have always understood salvation along these lines. We are not saved through an acknowledging of God, or simply announcingContinue reading “Sunday of the Last Judgment”

When Should the Church Refuse to Obey the State?

Dr. Srdja Trifkovic offered the following commentary just recently for Chronicles Magazine: Patriarch Aleksy, R.I.P. leksy II, Patriarch of Moscow and head of the Russian Orthodox Church, died of heart failure on December 5, 2008, at the age of 79. Born in Estonia in 1929 into a pious family of Russian émigrés of German extraction,Continue reading “When Should the Church Refuse to Obey the State?”

Where Have All The Heroes Gone?

This appeared in today’s Politika (Belgrade, Serbia) newspaper. I did a very quick translation. Please read and pass it on. It is a story of a very brave Serbian woman living in Kosovo. May God be her protection! What Sort of Life is it When You are Afraid to Speak in Your Own Language hatContinue reading “Where Have All The Heroes Gone?”