Archimandrite Zacharias on “DEFEATING SIN”

This attractive exposition of current, yet timeless, anthropological issues is distinguished by its clarity of vision and originality of expression. As the book unfolds, it becomes increasingly evident that the unbroken Tradition of the Church is the sole key to understanding God’s revelation to man. Because the author has so firmly placed his trust in the holiness of this Tradition, his thinking, both creative and inspired, elucidates the charismatic character of the way of salvation which l … [Read more...]

The Monastery – The Movie

Sundance Film reviewer Ty Burr wrote:“The Monastery” ... was another surprisingly engrossing documentary in this year’s strong line-up. It’s about a very old Danish man, the redoubtable Mr. Vig (at left), who wants to deed his castle to the Russian Orthodox church. He writes to Moscow, they send out a delegation of nuns to check the place out, and so this often funny, ultimately moving story begins. The place is falling down, Mr. Vig is a human relic, and the head nun, Sister A, is a tough cookie … [Read more...]

Fr Nicola Yanney

TODAY is the 89th anniversary of the falling asleep in Christ of Father Nicola Yanney of St George/Kearney, NE, the first priest ordained by St Raphael of Brooklyn following his consecration to the sacred episcopacy on March 13th, 1904. Until his repose Father Nicola was the only resident priest to serve the territory which is now our Diocese of Wichita and Mid-America. He was tonsured a Reader by St Raphael at St Nicholas Cathedral in Brooklyn, NY on March 17th, 1904, ordained Subdeacon on … [Read more...]

Bending the Rules Out of Love

Have you ever known a staunch rule follower? I mean someone who seems obsessed, good and bad, with following rules?Me? Hey, I’m a lists person. I like to check things off. Did this, done that, need to do that …Back when I did my clinical training at a state mental hospital my fellow chaplains joked that when I died, I’d check that (Life) off the list, too!And, if you promise not to pick on me, I’ll admit I’m pretty big on the rule-following thing.I’m fairly certain that if something tragic happen … [Read more...]