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Symbol or reality?

Today, in The Byzantine Lists: Errors of the Latins by Tia M. Kolbaba, I...

Saint Fiacc’s hymn on St Patrick

The Hymn of Fiacc is one of the few accepted primary sources for the life of...

Newsletter from the Philippines

It’s hard to believe I have already been in Santa Maria for four months!

A temple in Iceland — but not for worship

“We see the stories as poetic metaphors and a manifestation of the forces of nature and human psychology.”

Why is Charlie Hebdo news while Nigeria isn’t?

Why is the world in shock over the murder of a handful of French blasphemers by Muslim radicals while hundreds were slaughtered by Boko Haram in Nigeria this week with hardly a peep in the news?

Philippine Mission of the Russian Orthodox Church

Saint Mary’s Standing

Saint Mary’s Standing

God’s help is not what God will do for us, as popular rumor has it. God helps those who themselves act.

The Orthodox approach to mission

The Orthodox approach to mission

Remarks Given at the XII All-Diaspora Youth Conference, Paris, 5th July 2011 Your Eminence, Your Grace, Reverend Fathers, Beloved Brothers and Sisters: In the Name of the […]

A temporary interruption…

A temporary interruption…

The Philippine Mission website has been defaced and malicious scripts were uploaded. We have deleted the site and should have it rebuilt in a day or two. In […]

The bishop’s blessing

The bishop’s blessing

We were surprised this week to see on the Internet a memo accusing the Philippine Mission of doing mission work without the blessing of the canonical […]

A great cloud of witnesses

A great cloud of witnesses

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every encumbrance, and the sin which so easily entangles us, […]