You are the light of the world.

You are the light of the world.
Matthew 5:13 The Holy Gospel says that our Lord calls us, the Christians, the light of the world. “You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to ...

Judges, the slaves of the sin

Judges, the slaves of the sin
Thank God that the dismay and world embarrassment is over – the “reality show” about confirming of who is now the Judge of the Supreme Court of America If the whole world was loudly laughing to the first man of “the only superpower” when he shamelessly lied to the statesmen of all countries about the ...

The Soul

The Soul
The Holy Scriptures (Mark 8:34 – 9:1) encourage us to question ourselves and to continuously check and re-check our values and prioritie The word of God places the soul of each and every one of us as the value above all values. Consequently, our work on the salvation of our souls is the only reason ...

The story of Zacchaeus

The story of Zacchaeus
Luke 19:1-10 The evangelical story of Zacchaeus is a story of a man who, through repentance, was reborn and newly born into life eternal Zacchaeus was the leader of the tax collectors (Luke 19:2). The tax collectors were, for the Jews of that day, the most hated and despised kind of people on the earth. ...

To the Church or from the Church

To the Church or from the Church
Very often we meet those “wise and calm” who do not mingle with any of their people, and, as they say, ” they mind their own business”. They want to look better and smarter then the rest of us, to themselves and to us, while they are up to their necks in various troubles, and ...

I boast only in the Cross of my Lord Jesus Christ

I boast only in the Cross of my Lord Jesus Christ
(Gal. 6 : 11–18) “But God forbid that I should boast except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me and I to the world. The Cross divides this world. Christ’s Cross is the very sword He speaks of when He says that He has not ...

Where is this insane world plunging?

Where is this insane world plunging?
I shall mention two or three events, in the order they have engraved in my mind and soul, to clarify my gloomy question: Where is this insane world plunging Lately, not the topic of the starving world, or poverty of the poor, not illnesses and difficulties of the crazy world, wars and riots and many ...

Russia 1918 and today

Russia 1918 and today
This year of our Lord, 2018, we witness a great celebration of 1030 years of Christianity in Russia Three decades ago there was a celebration of a millennium of their Christianization. Given the circumstances of that time it was not possible to have such grand celebration, but now the conditions are favourable. I also feel ...

Chastise but also comfort

Chastise but also comfort
I think of the holy Apostle Paul as though he were our contemporary, a man I might run into around the corner, if only I went looking for him. Not a single word he wrote or inspired others to write, is excessive. Generation upon generation of Christians recognized themselves in every thought of his. Likewise, ...

Are we children of God

Are we children of God
John 17:1-13 Those that live and work according to the spirit of God, they are the sons of God. We have all been called to be the children of God. Do we not call God our Father and do we not address Him as such in our prayers? However, in order to address Him as ...