The Positive Vision of Repentance

Doubtless, among my more conservative readers many reservations must immediately spring to mind in reaction to such methods employed by Orthodoxy in Dialogue. (This essay is a continuation from "Orthodox Thinkers," found here) However, it would benefit no one to simply impugn Bulkhakov’s request for the thinker-theologian to “respond to contemporary problems” (Tradition Alive, 80). …

Elder Sophrony (Sakharov): In Search of the Sublime, the Eternal

Upon the brink of the abyss, And in the raging ocean's fury, Midst angry waves and darkness vague, And in the desert whirlwind's hurry, All, all that threatens us with death, Hides for the mortal in its depth An inexplicable enchantment—A promise of eternal life! This image, painted by the poet Alexander Pushkin (1799-1837), can …