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Jean-Claude Larchet, in a selection from his new book, The New Media Epidemic, examines the deleterious spiritual effects of our new "connected" existence.

The post New Media and the Impoverishment of Spiritual Life appeared first on Orthodox Life.

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Orthodox Life by Deacon Peter Markevich - 2M ago

Paschal Epistle of His Eminence HILARION, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York, First Hierarch of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Most Reverend Brethren Archpastors, Honorable Fathers,  Dear Brothers and Sisters: CHRIST IS RISEN! ith a feeling of deep spiritual joy in the Lord I greet you all with this exultant and joyous […]

The post <em>Be of Good Cheer; I Have Overcome the World</em> appeared first on Orthodox Life.

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A short homily on the aim of the monastic life by Bishop Luke of Syracuse, delivered after the tonsure of three monks into the Lesser Schema.

The post <em>Always Turn to our Lord and Saviour</em>!: An Exhortation to Newly-Tonsured Monks appeared first on Orthodox Life.

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Orthodox Life by Deacon Peter Markevich - 3M ago

"It behooves us to recall that Notre Dame was a cathedral built in honor of the Mother of God, and ... France was once a great Orthodox country.

The post On the Tragic Fire at Notre-Dame de Paris appeared first on Orthodox Life.

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The story of Nicholas II and Alexandra's final Christmas, celebrated under close watch of their Bolshevik guards. Drawn from the martyrs' own writings.

The post The Romanovs’ Last Christmas: Tobolsk, 1917 appeared first on Orthodox Life.

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Metropolitan of Kiev and All Ukraine Onuphry 12.24.2018 No. 1717 His Eminence, The Very Most Reverend Hilarion, Metropolitan of Eastern America and New York First Hierarch of the Russian Church Abroad Your Eminence, Dear Vladyka! I greet your holiness with wishes for good health and the help of God in your exalted and weighty ministry! […]

The post We Drink from the Cup of Sorrow With Humility and Thanksgiving appeared first on Orthodox Life.

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Russian specialist and independent curator Marilyn Swezey presents the gripping story of Russia’s last imperial family under house arrest in the Alexander Palace.

The post [LIVE TOMORROW] Romanovs Under House Arrest: A Presentation appeared first on Orthodox Life.

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The Holy Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia has no option except, with profound sorrow and yet with full conviction, publicly to register her assent with the decision of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Moscow.

The post ROCOR Synod on the Ecclesial Catastrophe in Ukraine appeared first on Orthodox Life.

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Orthodox Life by Deacon Peter Markevich - 9M ago

Fr. Alexander Webster explains the role of the Cross in the life of every Christian and how we must "take up" our Cross to attain the heavenly kingdom.

The post Our Own Personal Cross appeared first on Orthodox Life.

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by Reader Nicholas Chapman A review of: Speake, Graham. A History of the Athonite Commonwealth: The Spiritual and Cultural Diaspora of Mount Athos (Cambridge University Press). 294 pp. • $39.95 • Paperback • ISBN: 978–1-10834–922-2 I am writing this review on the feast day of the Elevation of the Precious and Life Giving Cross of the Lord. The troparion […]

The post An Athos Beyond Athos: The Spiritual Commonwealth of the Holy Mountain appeared first on Orthodox Life.

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