A proper understanding of Scriptures - by Righteous Seraphim (Rose) of Platina - 20th c.
It is well known that Protestants spend a great deal of time on Holy Scripture, because for them it is everything. For us Orthodox Christians the Scripture also holds an essential place. Often, however, we do not take advantage of it, and do not realize what importance it has for us; or if we do, we often do not approach it in the right spirit because the Protestant approach and Protestant books about the Scriptures are widespread, while our Orthodox approach is quite different.
by St. Nilus of Sora
The Tradition to the Disciples. The grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and by with the assistance of our Lady, I have written a teaching for the profit both of my soul and the souls of my lords, who are truly related to me in the brotherhood of one spirit. I therefore call you brothers instead of disciples. We have but one teacher, our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave us the Scriptures and sent the holy apostles and the venerable fathers to teach the way of salvation to the human race.
Some truths about Orthodox life for Converts (source: Orthodox England Journal Vol 11, Number 1 and used with permission) The Orthodox Church contains the fullness of divine revelation to mankind. Forms of Christianity, such as Roman Catholicism and Protestantism, are only partial expressions of the the Christian Truth. This statement does not imply hostility towards heterodox Christians - the Gospel requires peaceful co-existence with all mankind. The Orthodox Church is for everyone in the world who is striving towards God.
THE FAITH OF THE SAINTS CATECHISM OF THE EASTERN ORTHODOX CHURCH BY BISHOP NICHOLAI
CHAPTER I - THE ORIGIN AND SOURCES OF THE ORTHODOX FAITH
Holy Scripture The books of the Old Testament The books of the New Testament Holy Tradition CHAPTER II - THE CHRISTIAN ORTHODOX CREED
Explanation of the Creed
CHAPTER III - THE SEVEN HOLY MYSTERIES
The Mystery of Holy Baptism
Helpful instructions regarding the recieving of holy Communion.
Tuesday, February 5 I got up at 7:00 a.m., and so I had an hour before Orthros. As usual, I made myself some coffee by putting into a half-empty water bottle a spoonful of the instant coffee I had brought and shaking it up. Needless to say, it tastes awful like that without any sweetener or cream, but it’s not like I had any other safe way to get my caffeine.
My Second Journal in India by Papa Ephraim
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Once again I find myself unexpectedly flying out to India. Since my last trip there four months ago which can be read about in my previous journal much has happened. In November some professional translators in India were hired to translate into Telugu the book by Fr. Seraphim Bell entitled “Understanding the Rich Heritage of the Orthodox Church.
St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan, one of the four Latin doctors of the Church, was descended from a Roman family of some distinction, some time Christian, and counting martyrs as well as state officials amongst its members.
His father, likewise named Ambrosius, was prefect of the Gauls, an office the jurisdiction of which extended over Spain, Britain, Cis- and Trans-Alpine Gaul. His chief official residence was Trèves, where probably St. Ambrose was born, as seems most likely, a.
I was recently invited to visit the island of Kauai and the Russian Fort by the Congress of Russian Americans to participate in the 200th anniversary of the Russian presence in Hawaii. The goal of the forum, which was held November 11-13, 2017 in Kauai, was to improve deteriorating US-Relations.
The organizers asked me to serve a short Panikhida service for the Russian Orthodox seafarers of the Russian American Company and any other Russians who would have lived at Fort Elizabeth, two hundred years ago.
My India Journal by Papa Ephraim
Monday, September 17, 2018 Glory be to God for all things!
It is hard to believe that I am now on a plane flying over the Pacific Ocean towards Hawaii and then to India. It was just three months ago that I was peacefully sitting in my cell at St. Anthony’s Monastery—the same cell I had lived in for the wonderful past 23 years of my life.