THESE TRUTHS WE HOLD (Part XXIII)
The Monastic Tonsure.
The Monastic Grades.
When one desiring the monastic life enters a monastery, he normally passes through three steps or stages: 1) Probationer (Novice — including Riasaphor), 2) Monk of the Lesser Schema (Cross-bearer
HEALINGS OF SOUL AND BODY: SAINT BASIL OF OSTROG THE WONDERWORKER (2)
ST.BASIL REVEALS HIS MOTHER’S GRAVE TO A VILLAGER
The Belgrade weekly “Vreme”, in its issue of September 18th, 1937, features the following article by V.M.
“Eighty year old Tripko Milutinovic, a villager from
HEALINGS OF SOUL AND BODY: SAINT BASIL OF OSTROG THE WONDERWORKER
translated from the Serbian by Ana Smiljanić
Nestled high up in the forbidding mountains of Montenegro, far away from the noise and bustle of big cities and tourist resorts, lies the monastery of Saint Basil of Ostrog, a rare jewel of the li
THE HOLY APOSTLES - St.Thomas
Little is recorded of St. Thomas the Apostle, nevertheless thanks to the fourth Gospel his per-sonality is clearer to us than that of some others of the Twelve. His name occurs in all the lists of the Synoptists (Matthew 10:3; Mark 3:1
THE HOLY APOSTLES (3) - St.Barnabas
Barnabas (originally Joseph), styled an Apostle in Holy Scripture, and, like St. Paul, ranked by the Church with the Twelve, though not one of them; b. of Jewish parents in the Island of Cyprus about the beginning of the Christian Era.
IS HUMAN PERFECTION POSSIBLE?
By Archpriest Paul Jannakos
In the gospel, Christ calls out to us with the words, “Be perfect as your Father in heaven is perfect.” This is a troublesome text, no doubt, in that it evokes us an uneasy bewilderment. We read it and ask
THE HOLY APOSTLES (2) - St.Andrew
The name “Andrew” (Gr. andreia, manhood, or valour), like other Greek names, appears to have been common among the Jews from the second or third century B.C. St. Andrew, the Apostle, son of Jonah, or John (Mat.16:17; John 1
THE HOLY APOSTLES (1)
Apostles of Christ.
Under this title it may be sufficient to supply brief and essential information. The reader will find at the end of this article various titles of other articles which contain supplementary information on subjects connected wit
THESE TRUTHS WE HOLD (Part XXII)
5. Orthodox Monasticism.
It is generally accepted that monasticism began in Egypt towards the end of the Third Century, though its origins may have been older. Indeed, some form of monasticism may have existed almost from the birth of the Ch
WHAT CONSTITUTES GOSSIP?
Strangely enough, the word ‘gossip’ originally meant ‘godparent’ and it is connected with the word ‘sibling’. It is useful to recall, because it means that gossip comes about when people are too familiar, too close