We listen for the essential melody of the patristic chorus, and charitably pass over the odd discordant note which all of the Fathers occasionally sound.
The year is 1868; the place, Damascus. A self-taught mystic calling himself Abd el Matar left his wife, family, and home to found a group of disciples in Damascus, the Shazlis, basing it on a Sufi brotherhood established in the middle ages. About forty or so people gathered about him […]
There can be no doubt that the September 2017 eruptions on the sun are dreadful warnings to people violating the principal Moral Law.
An interview by the former satanist and neo-pagan Ivan Liskov to the Russian Orthodox Father George (Maximov) on the Spas TV channel.
Introduction Christianity currently faces an existential crisis in its place of origin which is seeing an exodus of Christian migrants in the face of persecution and substantial socio-economic decline. The crisis is being overlooked or ignored by many states of Christian heritage and even by many churches. Few institutions have […]
The breathtaking story of an ISIS jihadist in Syria who experienced clinic death, was saved by Catholic monks and eventually accepted Christian faith.
Julian Paolantoni opens a series of articles on the unknown early history of Russia. The first chpter covers the period until the Mongol invasion.
Julian Christmas Eve is perhaps a perfect moment to reread a wonderful column by American Professor of Criminology from North Carolina State University Michael S. ADAMS. A sixty-seven year old proud atheist friend of mine recently interjected the sweeping statement “all religion is irrational” into one of our conversations. I […]
We are publishing the remarks by Metropolitan Hilarion at the Colloquium on Serious Crisis in Syria, Vaduz, Lichtenstein, November 17, 2013. “We have gathered together today to discuss the most terrible humanitarian disaster of the last decades – the tragedy of the Syrian people. What is happening there today is […]
I’m waiting. I am a Lebanese Christian, and I am waiting. Waiting for CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, or Time magazine to really tell the story. To finally run this headline: “War on Christians Being Waged by Islamists.” I’m waiting for someone […]
The Middle East has become one the most dangerous regions in the world for Christians. There were more than 15 million Christians in the Arab world before popular uprisings provoked the new wave of discrimination. Syria is no exception. It has a substantial Sunni Muslim majority and large minority communities—Christians, […]
What does the legalization of same-sex «marriages» in France, which even such desperate acts as Dominique Venner’s suicide in the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris have been unable to stop, have in common with the civil war in Syria? The common factor is that in both cases we can […]