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Good word with a bad reputation

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Good word with a bad reputation I repeatedly come across the fact that the words “pity” are opposed to the words “mercy” and “compassion”. For some reason, everything evil is seen in him: it is arrogant, and powerless, and humiliating for the one whom they pity. For some reason, they


The Beheading of John the Baptist and the categorical imperative

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The Beheading of John the Baptist and the categorical imperative Nun Elisaveta (Senchukova) offers a look at the well-known biblical history from the point of view of Kant. How, like figures in a domino, one meanness brings down the next after itself, and as a result the righteous suffers. And


Disabled people do not bite

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Disabled people do not bite We continue to share news about our wards who have already received help from the Tradition. Today we tell the story of Nikolai Sokolov – thanks to your help, he now has a bath, and he no longer has to wash from the kettle, at


The rebirth of the Church: what to teach and what to learn

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The rebirth of the Church: what to teach and what to learn Recently, while giving a lecture to students, he recalled the Renaissance. It was a bright, ambiguous era. On the one hand, a surge in education, many projects, the study of ancient texts, the hope for a brighter future.


Friend. Accident on the road

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Friend. Accident on the road The publishing house "Nicaea" published the book "Cross the Jordan" nun Nina. This is a collection of strong and piercing stories of a woman who has passed a very difficult life path. In the preface, the author makes an important emphasis on the fact that


Heading to heaven. About Saint Alexander Schmorel

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Heading to heaven. About Saint Alexander Schmorel Alexander Schmorel (just Shurik for friends) is a man whose spiritual growth took place in German dungeons. His path is the path of a man who is not broken by suffering, a saint of our days, without gloss and a pious raid. The


Contemporary Church Art

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Contemporary Church Art Russian spiritual and cultural center in Paris Christianity gave rise to a great culture: from Dante to Dostoevsky, roughly speaking. The focus, the source of this culture was the church culture itself: where the Church directly manifested itself – in the church, in liturgical music, in icon


Bishop Vasily (Rodzianko): salvation – in the family

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Bishop Vasily (Rodzianko): salvation – in the family Bishop Vasily (Rodzianko) (1915–1999) – an outstanding shepherd, a man of extraordinary kindness, meekness and true faith. A devotee not only of Russia, from which he was expelled for a long time, but also to his family. The theme of the family


"An open letter from priests in defense of prisoners in the Moscow case": missionary effect

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"An open letter from priests in defense of prisoners in the Moscow case": missionary effect On the portal "Orthodoxy and Peace" published an open letter from priests in defense of prisoners in the "Moscow case". Priests Alexander Borisov, Leonid Griliches, John (Guaita), Sergiy Kruglov, Alexander Kukhta, Vladimir Lapshin, Andrey Lorgus,


Who are you mr judah

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Who are you mr judah Judah is a character who throughout the history of Christianity causes a lot of fear, superstition, and disgust. His very name became a household name, synonymous with a curse. When someone needs to be branded and demonized, not only Christians, but also Communists, resort to