Lazar Puhalo Attacks Monasticism

Recently, the retired OCA bishop Lazar Puhalo (also known as ROCOR deacon Lev Puhalo before his deposition) was asked “Is monasticism a form of moralism?” by a group that advocates a married episcopate. He responded as follows: “I suspect that it is. I have written many times that monasticism is in no way superior to Read more about Lazar Puhalo Attacks Monasticism[…]

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Of Faith and Works – Part 1

This subject recurs with sufficient frequency that I anticipate there will be a second installment at some point.  In this initial treatment, I wish to demonstrate that the Orthodox treatment of works is not as a means to merit salvation, but rather is an honest assessment of the importance of works as the fruits which prove Read more about Of Faith and Works – Part 1[…]

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May We Be Counted Among the Sheep – Homily for the Sunday of the Last Judgment

On the Sunday of the Last Judgment, Fr. Irineos examines the Gospel reading to illustrate the importance of our works and our deeds at the time of the judgment of Christ, and offers assurance that we can indeed be counted among the sheep at the time of the dread judgment. Listen to “May We Be Read more about May We Be Counted Among the Sheep – Homily for the Sunday of the Last Judgment[…]

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Are You Being Saved? – A Reflection on Today’s Epistle

The Epistle for August 30 (August 17 OS) Monday of the 11th Week after Pentecost 2 Corinthians 2:14-3:3 14 Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. 15 For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among Read more about Are You Being Saved? – A Reflection on Today’s Epistle[…]

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