writings of the saints

August 15, 2017

Live Conformably to the Good Precepts of Christ

“We who hated and destroyed one another, and on account of their different manners would not live with men of a different tribe, now, since the […]
August 13, 2017

The New Theologians by the Holy Hieromartyr Victor of Vyatka

Introductory Note: Hieromartyr St. Victor (Ostrovidov) of Vyatka [+1934], in a 1911 article, published under the pseudonym “The Wanderer”, criticized the view being promoted by the […]
August 8, 2017

Metropolitan Philaret (Drozdov) of Moscow [+1867] on Prayer for the Departed

There are some ‘Christians’ who deprive themselves of the consolation of prayers for the dead. And who are they? Without doubt those who, knowingly, or in […]
February 3, 2017

Feast of the Holy Virgin-Martyr Agnes of Old Rome [+304], January 21 (OS) / February 3 (NS)

St. Agnes suffered martyrdom in the year of Our Lord 304. This was during the period of the last great Roman state persecutions of the Orthodox […]
February 3, 2017

Feast of St. Maximus the Confessor, January 21 (OS) / February 3 (NS)

From the Prologue of Ochrid: “Maximus was a Constantinopolian by birth and, at first, a high-ranking courtier at the court of Emperor Heraclius and, after that, […]