The Church in the gap

The Church in the gap
The church and its views and opinions towards politics have always been questioned. The church has been resolving that dilemma in different ways depending on the circumstances and, we have to admit it wasn’t always in a manner that was the best or the most expedient for the church itself. This matter got the status ...

It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, о Most High

It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, о Most High
(Ps. 92:1) “I will sing to the Lord all my life; I will sing praise to my God as long as I live.” (Ps. 104:33) This is – or, rather, it should be – the motto of any church choir singer, as the fundamental purpose of singing in a church choir is to praise God. ...

Illness – a thorn in the flesh for our good and our salvation

Illness - a thorn in the flesh for our good and our salvation
(2 Cor. 11 : 31–12 : 9) In above apostolic reading we touch upon an unpleasant subject for many of us: illness. St. Paul says, “A thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with the Lord ...

I believe in One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church

I believe in One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church
You are probably asking yourselves, and for sure you are being asked what the essential difference is between the Orthodox Catholic Church and the Roman Catholic Church. There are many differences since the Western church, often guided by the spirit and the wisdom of this world, has adopted various novelties that have further distanced the ...

To eat or not to eat animal meat

To eat or not to eat animal meat
I have decided to discuss a topic that seems to me easy, and not very important. On the other hand, I am not certain that any topic could be easy and not very important. It is about vegetarianism, when people refuse to use animal meat for food. They list many reasons for that. Some of ...

The sin does not enter trough the mouth

The sin does not enter trough the mouth
I would like to clarify theological question. But before we start I would like to mention something here. Most of us rarely, if ever, read the Holy Scriptures. We are an easy prey for those false prophets of modern times because we hardly know anything from the Holy Scriptures, therefore, anything about our orthodox faith ...

Rest, people, on the seventh day of the week

Rest, people, on the seventh day of the week
I impose upon your soul and I share with you my thoughts that have preoccupied me for years. If I were to put these thoughts in one sentence bundle, this is what it would briefly say: For years and decades, if not for centuries, some dark forces of the underworld destroy one by one the ...

Above all things, put on love

Above all things, put on love
(Col. 3 : 12–16) The cycle of church feast days begins with the New Year. With the beginning of the New Year, the Church wants us to begin living a better and more righteous life than before, if have not done so already. This is why  epistle speaks to us about good Christian behavior. This ...

To God always, to human laws sometimes – part 2

In Canada, the death sentence for the most cruel crimes is abolished, but the death sentence for the most innocent ones is approved and widespread. Countries and nations which take care about their house are more human about this issue. For the time being. Some countries, like Chile, El Salvador, Malta and Nicaragua for example, ...

To God always, to human laws sometimes – part 1

“Be very careful, then, how you live, not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5, 15-16) This the way that almost two thousand years ago the holly apostle Paul was warning the Christians of the licentious, atheistic town Ephesus. And he warns the Christians ...