The Very Rev. Dr. John Anthony McGuckin, renowned author of 25 books, several of which are published by SVS Press, presented the keynote address at this year's Education Day at St. Vladimir's Seminary. Fr. John outlined a brief history of St. Cyril, highlighting the point that the Oriental and Eastern Orthodox traditions agree with much of the saint's theology.
Fr. Philip LeMasters reminds us that Christ does not ask us to fix our own personal problems, much less to end wars or feed thousands. All that he asks us to do is offer what little we can to Him for blessing with the faith that He will do with it what is best.
Fr. John Strickland discusses an important and fateful development in the history of Russian Christendom before modern times—the Possessor Controversy—on a new "Paradise and Utopia."
Fr. Christophe Lepoutre, the Executive Director of the nonprofit ministry "The Fellowship of the Inexhaustible Cup," addresses the relational aspect of addiction, explaining that all members of a family have a part in treating addiction.
On a new episode of "Ancient Faith Commentaries, " Fr. Philip LeMasters, Professor of Religion and Director of the Honors Program at McMurry University, presents an Orthodox Christian argument against physician-assisted suicide.
In the wake of the Roman Catholic Papal visit to the US, Pope Francis received much adulation for his message of inclusiveness. Fr. Tom Soroka reminds us that while the gospel calls us to love all people, we're also called to love a holy God who separates us from the world of sin and leads us to a transformed life.
Fr. Lawrence Farley shares his concern that if the cultural values express by the wearing of the Muslim Niqab take root in Canadian society, something important will be lost—namely, the greater importance of individuality and personhood over gender.
Adam Roberts meets with Fr Barsoum Rewaiss, a Coptic Orthodox priest from Egypt, during his first visit to America. During their conversation Fr Barsoum shares what evangelism is like in Egypt, a miracle which occurred in his life, and what it means to taste the spiritual life.
Fr. John Strickland describes the rise of the Muscovite state within Russian Christendom, and the way its Orthodox leaders began to see themselves as heirs to the fallen Byzantine Empire.