writings of the saints

September 11, 2018

Feast of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist

“For the righteous man begins to live the moment he is counted worthy of being killed for Christ. The martyr’s life is transformed by this kind […]
September 10, 2018

Canons of Councils and Holy Fathers

The following are existent and easily accessible online editions of the Canons of the Local, Ecumenical, and selected Fathers as commonly found in the Pedalion.   […]
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 […]