Personal Thoughts on Orthodoxy

Why Should We Consecrate Houses? – Christian Article

In my Orthodox parish we will be celebrating Holy Theophany (The Baptism of our Lord) on January 6th. The celebration of this Feast of our Lord actually begins on January 5th, a day known as the Forefeast of Theophany. Together with the other services celebrating this Feast of our Lord, there is a service of the Blessing of the Waters. This is usually conducted in the church. However in many places throughout the world services are conducted near open bodies…

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Code of Honor for a Priest. What’s the Danger of Trying to Mingle with the World? – Christian Article

// (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); Make a Vow As soon as they are consecrated, new priests acquire a new life. Similar to the Sacrament of Baptism, which restores the purity of God’s image in a human being, the Sacrament of Priesthood also revives the image of God. When a person becomes a priest or a monk, he crosses the threshold of a new reality and declares that it is God who is the purpose of his life. The vows…

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"I’m Not a Descendant of Apes": a Problematic Question of Our Origin – Christian Article

I’m not their descendant, and that’s it. That’s why it sounds so scandalous. I’ve read a lot on this topic, but just as I didn’t believe in it before that, I still don’t now. I’ll also mention that on a social media page, one Orthodox girl wrote a beautiful thought: “I’m not ashamed to be a daughter of the Heavenly Father. Let those whose ancestors are apes be ashamed.” (Note: Later in the article Fr. Valery refers specially to “primitive apes,”…

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