Sep 19, 2017
For my brother and me, the autumn of 1990 was full of existential dilemmas and emotional turmoil. We abandoned our studies in the United States with the intention to find a secluded place and "dedicate ourselves to God," even though, without any spiritual experience, we didn't even know the exact me...
Sep 05, 2017
There was the holy prophet Elijah living in the Old Testament, a great devotee of God in the world. When he, pursued by King Ahab and Queen Jezebel, had to flee to the desert and hide in caves, he became despondent, however, and he asked God to take his soul. Then he was told that on Mount Horeb the...
Aug 26, 2017
On the eve of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God, we retell the story of three miracles that happened to a Romanian monk in a Carpathian Mountains monastery.
Romania has been long known for the monasteries cut in the rocks of Buzau caves, great ascetics and piousness of its inhabitants....
Aug 23, 2017
An interview with Jean-Claude Larchet, Orthodox theologian, one of the most prominent Patristics scholars in the world, published in French newspaper La Croix in 2012
Aug 17, 2017
Saint Peter's heroic struggles recall the spiritual labours of Saint Anthony the Great and the monks of the Egyptian desert. This unseen and inner warfare is not confined to monks alone. From the moment of our baptism, all Orthodox Christians are called to fight the varied lusts and passions of the...