Hades is Embittered

In the great Paschal Homily of St. John Chrysostom, we hear the golden-mouthed preacher say this about the encounter of Christ with Hades (or Hell): He embittered it when it tasted of His flesh. And Isaiah, foretelling this, did cry: Hell, said he, …

Contemplatives in Confinement: Be Careful What You Pray For

…  it be a mere accident?” In our current season of coronavirus, unexpected circumstances are the new normal. With our activities …  things. My hubby and I mostly work from home, and thus the coronavirus has not radically altered our daily schedules. Still, in addition …

Being in Communion: What Are you Afraid Of?

…  Wolfe, who wrote a wonderful guest post about fear and the coronavirus. Here is Laura, in her own words: Laura E. Wolfe is the author …  neurosis, but a wonderful gift of maturity. The new coronavirus has not changed that fact that you and I do not know the hour of …

The Best of Times

…  away from the monastery, fearing they might introduce the coronavirus to the monks. Depriving themselves of the Holy Mysteries, they …

The Coronavirus and the Cross of Christ

…  to Orthodox Christians but also to the entire world: the coronavirus, in the shadow of which modern life has all but collapsed …  to find and to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. And the coronavirus is by no means an exception to this immutable reality, it has by no …

173. Coronavirus and the Orthodox Church

…  to church, even if it’s open. The latest research says Coronavirus spreads easily through the air and also on what we touch. Despite …  this one. If all that doesn’t keep you busy till the Coronavirus has left us, I don’t know what will… Subject 2:  Can disease be …

The Pandemic Upon Us

…  become known that one of their fellow parishioners got the Coronavirus while attending the Liturgy? We clergy need to protect our …