Acquiring an Orthodox Mindset: Miscellaneous Articles
The Orthodox World-View, by Fr. Seraphim Rose
The Orthodox Mind, by Fr. John Whiteford.
Reconsidering the Meaning of Conversion: Fr. John Whiteford responds to a Christianity Today essay by Sam Torode.
How to Read
the Bible, by Bishop Kallistos [Ware].
How to Read the Bible and Why, by
Archimandrite Justin (Popovich) of Chelije
The Study of Holy Scripture,
by Metr. Cyprian of Oropos and Fili.
A Eulogy to Fr. Georges Florovsky, by
Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna. Originally published in The Orthodox
of the Lack of Concern for Doctrine Among Russian Orthodox Believers:
by Father Georges Florovsky. His remarks will hopefully inspire all those
who are interested in the contents of this web site.
Theological Training: Orthodox Tradition, Vol. IV, No. 2.
Some Comments on Officialdom, the Sacred
Canons, St. Nicodemos of the Holy Mountain, and the Continuity of Byzantine
Thought, by Archbishop Chrysostomos.
The Concept of Tradition in the Fathers of the Church, by George S. Bebis
(The Greek Orthodox Theological Review, Vol. XV, No. 1 [Spring
The Unity of Scripture and Tradition: An Eastern Orthodox Contribution
to the Prolegomena of Hermeneutics, by Nikos A. Nissiotis (The Greek
Orthodox Theological Review, Vol. XI, No. 2 [Winter 1965-66]).
Theology in Present Day Greece, by Christos Yannaras (St. Vladimir's
Seminary Quarterly, Vol. XVI, No. 4 ).
An Excerpt from The Paschal Fire
in Jerusalem, by Bishop Auxentios of Photiki. In these fourteen pages are found a
very lucid and succinct treatment of some of the common misconceptions
about Orthodoxy and Neo-Platonism, Icons, Palamite thought (including
interaction with Fr. John Meyendorff's views), Western concepts of contemplation
and meditation, etc. Start reading with the last paragraph of p. 125.
The tables above this discussing the Holy Fire can be skipped.
The Humanist Quest for a Unity of Knowledge
and the Orthodox Metaphysics of Light: A Corrective to Father John Meyendorff's Misunderstanding of the Theology
of St. Gregory Palamas, by Bishop Auxentios of Photiki. Orthodox Tradition,
Vol. XI, No. 3, pp. 7-17.
A Letter to Bishop Photii of Triaditza
Concerning Frs. Alexander Schmemann and Alexander Men, by Archbishop
Chrysostomos of Etna.
H.A. Wolfson's Philosophy of the Church Fathers, by Fr. John Romanides
(The Greek Orthodox Theological Review, Vol. V,
No. 1). The article is not available on line. Check a good local library.
Problems of Orthodoxy in America:
The Canonical Problem, by Fr. Alexander Schmemann (St. Vladimir's
Seminary Quarterly, vol. 8, no. 2 ). This is an exceptional
articleone of his best.
The Kingdom of God: "Progress" of the Cross?,
by Archbishop Averky of Syracuse [of Blessed Memory]
Don't Innovate": Safeguarding the Integrity of the Orthodox Faith, by Archbishop Chrysostomos of Etna.
to The Future Life According to Orthodox Teaching, by Dr. Constantine Cavarnos.
The First Ecumenical Synod
and the Feast of Pascha: "...not with the Jews", by Archimandrite Sergius.
He sheds new light on the curious penchant of some Orthodox (e.g.,
Archbishop Peter L'Huillier of the OCA) for attacking this element of
our Traditional Paschal calculation. This new proposal for a common Paschal
celebration is based on the Roman Catholic rendering of the Nicene formula,
which, in turn, ignores the mandate not to celebrate with the Jews.
The Epistles of Metropolitan Philaret,
on a number of important issues of our day.
The Julian Calendar: In Response to the Misapprehensions
of Nicolas Ossorgin, by the Right Reverend Dr. Auxentios, Bishop of Photiki (Orthodox
Tradition, XI, 1).
The Encyclical of the Eastern Patriarchs, 1848. A Reply to the
Epistle of Pope Pius IX, "to the Easterns." See also the Encyclical of
BEM and Orthodox Spirituality, by Archbishop
Chrysostomos of Etna.
Was St. John Chrysostom Anti-Semitic?
Comments by an anonymous Orthodox scholar.
and Early Man: The Orthodox Patristic Understanding.
Fr. Seraphim Roses Response to Dr. Kalomiros.
Historical Study of Orthodox Theology: Some Basic Guidelines. Lecture
1 from Orthodox and Roman Catholic Relations From the Fourth Crusade
to the Hesychastic Controversy. by Archbishop Chrysostomos.
Not a great deal can one expect from reliance on his personal philosophical reasoning
for subjects not found in mundane life. It is more proper to follow divine
revelation and the explications for such given by people who have prayed,
labored, and purified their inner and outer lives more than we. In those
whose souls are closer to heaven than our own, the image of God is more
obvious and their insight clearer."
Metropolitan Philaret of Moscow,
as quoted by Archbishop Chrysostomos in his article
"BEM and Orthodox Spirituality," Greek Orthodox
Theological Review, 1987 (Vol. 32, pp. 51-68).
Far worse, however, is the state of those who, being unrooted in the true
sources of Holy Orthodoxy, occupy the positions of pastors and theologians
and in their "learned ignorance" seek to guide their flocks
according to some fashionable intellectual current of the day....
Such...are the "theologians" of the "Paris" and other
modernist schools who, being at home in heterodox modes of thought and
life, dare to present the Holy Fathers themselves according to the disfigured
modern understanding of them, transmitting neither their true message
nor (much less) their Orthodox savor, giving rather an academic two-dimensional
caricature of them, suitable only for presentation in decadent ecumenical
salons and in lifeless academic journals.
Both of these types of "Orthodox" people are precisely those who
are cut off from the sources of Orthodoxy, and who in turn help
to cut others off from these sources. The movement of true Orthodoxy in
our own times has seen with increasing clarity the need to separate itself
from this pseudo- or semi-Orthodoxy and refind its roots in the true and
unadulterated sources of Orthodoxy, the Holy Fathers. And this is precisely
what the Blessed Paisius saw and did, making him a key figure for us today.
Fr. Seraphim Rose of Platina in his Introduction
to Blessed Paisius Velichkovsky