Resources for those on the journey.

 
The Orthodox Path to Manhood through Sexuality fr jacobse maniphesto paul robson May 02, 2022

Recently Fr Hans had a fascinating conversation on sexuality with a community of non-Christian men.  It is well worth watching.

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Get Real for Lent article fr freeman Feb 07, 2022

According to St. Basil, God is the “only truly Existing.” Our own existence is a gift from God who is our Creator. None of us has “self-existing” life. We exist because God sustains us in existence – in Him we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28).

Sin is the...

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Can Shame Ever Be Healthy? Jan 28, 2022

When I first began to research the topic of shame, I was surprised to find so little mention or use of the word in the Fathers. There are a few significant examples in which shame features largely, such as Book 4 in The Ladder. Nevertheless, the word seems somewhat scarce if you think about the...

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Steps of Temptation article st theophan Jan 17, 2022

by St Theophan the Recluse

Be strong. The enemy fights you. But this does not mean that you are sinful. Nor should his attacks shake you or confuse you. Temptations arise from the envy of the enemy and return to his head. Not only are you not responsible for it, but provided you struggle you will...

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3 Basics Of Christian Living article fr lourie Jan 10, 2022

When the Lord, the Giver of Life, deigned to come and save mankind from death and the sickness of sin, He revealed Himself more fully, i.e., more fully than He was revealed in creation itself, by becoming of the same substance as the creation His own hands had made. He became man by taking on not...

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Necessity of Chivalry by C. S. Lewis chivalry cs lewis Jan 03, 2022

The word chivalry has meant at different times a good many different things—from heavy cavalry to giving a woman a seat in a train. But if we want to understand chivalry as an ideal distinct from other ideals—if we want to isolate that particular conception of the man comme il faut...

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A Man Fully Alive Ep 03
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A Man Fully Alive Ep 03 fr butler masculinity podcast Dec 27, 2021

Fr Michael Butler continues with his important podcast series on masculinity and orthodoxy.

 “The glory of God is a man fully alive,” wrote St Irenaeus of Lyons. 

What does St Irenaeus mean by this?  It may not be what you think.

Audio length: 4:40 minutes

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Mature masculinity & strategic advantage Ep 2
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Mature masculinity & strategic advantage Ep 2 fr butler masculinity podcast Dec 20, 2021

Fr Michael Butler continues with his important podcast series on masculinity and orthodoxy.

He discusses mature, immature and toxic masculinity.  He offers some keen insights to the topic and raises serious questions we ought to consider in our pursuit of a becoming a mature...

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What is masculinity? Ep 1
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What is masculinity? Ep 1 fr butler masculinity podcast Dec 13, 2021

Fr Michael Butler begins an important new podcast series on masculinity and orthodoxy.

Masculinity is not whatever you want it to be.  There are objective characteristics to what masculinity is. Fr Michael explores what it means to be a good man vs being good at being a man.

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St. Paisios on Manliness fr lourie st paisios Dec 06, 2021

We promise to assist you along the path of authentic, Christian manhood, and we pray we can aid each other - 

“Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of...

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THE NARROW WAY OF ORTHODOXY fr hopko Nov 25, 2021

 “...narrow is the way that leads to life, and few there be who find it.” (Mt 7:14).

The holy fathers teach us never to give advice unless we are asked. On this principle I might dare to offer some words of advice to you from our North American Orthodox experience since you have...

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The Advent Fast fr lourie Nov 24, 2021

The Nativity Fast is divided into two periods.

The 1st period is November 15th through December 19th when the traditional fasting discipline (no meat, poultry, eggs, dairy, fish, wine and oil) is observed with katalysis (allowance or permission) for wine and oil on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and for...

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