Homily on Forgiveness Sunday

I present to you a homily given on Forgiveness Sunday 2010 by Fr. Maxim Kozlov at St. Tatiana's Orthodox Church in Moscow, Russia. Entering into Great Lent, let us be faithful when we get down to business In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit! Today, dear brothers and sisters,… Continue reading Homily on Forgiveness Sunday

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The “swine flu” craze

For any Orthodox communicants out there preparing to go the way of the some. The Divine Communion is an almighty medicine.  Whole volumes ought to have been written about Divine Communion.  Where now are those faithless ones who have a difficult time communing so they don’t get germs?  'The Body and Blood of Christ is… Continue reading The “swine flu” craze

The speech of faith

Separate aspects of faith disintegrate only for scholastic theology, but, in living life, these aspects, each retaining its independence, become so closely interwoven that one idea imperceptibly evokes another. For a scholastic theologian, it is easy to say that the concepts Church, Holy Spirit, and Son of God are different: easy, because in his consciousness… Continue reading The speech of faith

The purity of faith

...whenever the teaching of faith deviates even a little from its basic purity, the deviation, growing little by little, cannot help becoming a contradiction to faith. The lack of wholeness and inner unity of faith compels one to seek unity in abstract thinking; and reason, having received equal rights with Divine Revelation, first serves as… Continue reading The purity of faith

The contradiction of deviation

… whenever the teaching of faith deviates even a little from its basic purity, the deviation, growing little by little, cannot help becoming a contradiction to faith. The lack of wholeness and inner unity of faith compels one to seek unity in abstract thinking; and reason, having received equal rights with Divine Revelation, first serves… Continue reading The contradiction of deviation

Objective science you say?

The near-sighted philosophy of the previous century [i.e., the 18th] had for a time dreamt of breaking this holy union and had forced knowledge to dig a grave for faith, but what came of this attempt at matricide? Holy faith, honored by self-forgetting reason, hid in a depth of the heart inaccessible to this reason,… Continue reading Objective science you say?