Below is a list of all the articles on published on Another City in descending order (most recent listed first).
- Who’s Mary Magdalene? [January 12, 2018]“I guess it really was all for nothing…” Marina worried. Her daughter had distanced herself from her. Why has her daughter squandered the warmth and comfort the Church offerred; why has she lost her strong, childhood faith?
- Meaning, Behavior, and Upright Apes: Why Materialism Doesn’t Work [January 10, 2018]Human life within materialism can be described as a moment of consciousness sandwiched between eternal oblivion—it is a flicker of time expended within the ultimate reality of a non-conscious universe. In atheistic materialism, evil is nothing more than the expressed opinion of some upright apes who don’t like the behavior of certain other apes, or some particular aspects of nature.
- Kontakion for the Holy Theophany [January 8, 2018]Today you have appeared to the whole world, and your light, O Lord, has made a sign upon us who, with knowledge, sing your praise, You have come, you have appeared, the unapproachable Light
- On the Baptism of Christ [January 3, 2018]While John is baptizing, Jesus approaches, perhaps also to sanctify the baptizer, and certainly to bury the old Adam in the water. But before these things and for the sake of these things he comes to sanctify the Jordan [and all creation].
The Orthodox World-View [January 17, 2018]
Orthodoxy is life. If we don’ t live Orthodoxy, we simply are not Orthodox, no matter what formal beliefs we might hold.
- On the Mystery of the Incarnation [December 27, 2017]The divine Logos, who once for all was born in the flesh, out of his love for humanity always desires to be born in the spirit in those who desire Him. He becomes an infant and molds Himself in them through the virtues.
- On the Nativity of Christ [December 25, 2017]Once more the darkness is dispersed; once more the light is created. Let the people that sat in the darkness of ignorance now look upon the light of knowledge. The things of old have passed away; behold, all things are made new. He who has no mother in heaven is now born without a father on earth.
- Rod Dreher’s Christmas Toasted Cornbread-Pecan Dressing [December 23, 2017]My favorite part of holiday dinners is not the turkey or the ham, but the cornbread dressing. It's been like that for me since my childhood in the rural South.
- Why Early Appalachian Settlers Originally Celebrated Christmas in January [December 22, 2017]Were the Scots-Irish who settled in the Appalachian mountains America's first Old Calendarists? Until the last century they celebrated Christmas on January 7. Here's why.
- The Danger of Anger [December 19, 2017]Anger feels good. Like lust, it feels important and undeniable. Something so strong, we think, ought to be expressed. And once you express it, the emotional thrill is addictive, and you want more and more.
- The Poverty of European Civilization [December 12, 2017]St. Nikolai: WWI had revealed the poverty of European civilization and brought to shame all those who used to bow before Europe's silken shining mask that hides an inner ugliness.
- The Revolutionary Mentality is the Confusion of our Time [December 12, 2017]The ideas of the Brazilian philosopher Olavo de Carvalho provide important tools not only to analyze, but to criticize and resist the destructive current cultural currents of our time. Many of these currents spring from the ideologies that oppressed the people of Europe.
- Christ and Culture [December 12, 2017]Florensky maintains here that the whole of modern culture is nothing but a state of chronic rebellion against God, and that without clearly recognizing this it will be impossible to alter this course of civilization.
- The Tunnel [December 12, 2017]They call it the tunnel, there in the shadows under the elevated train that runs up above Kensington Avenue. They call the boys and girl who work there tunnel-boys, or tunnel-girls, selling themselves for eight to ten bags a night. . .
- The Origins of Advent [December 12, 2017]In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the penitential season corresponding to Western Advent begins on November 15, the day after the Feast of the Apostle Philip. A simple count of the days between November 15 and December 25 shows that this special period lasts exactly 40 days, the same as Lent.
- Patriarch Kirill and Russian Orthodoxy Deserve Respect Not Insults: An Open Letter to George Weigel [December 12, 2017]George Weigel's unfounded, insulting accusations against the senior leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church.
- A Miracle by Elder Paissios [December 12, 2017]It was as if the weight of the prayers lifted somehow, something I call “calling in the cavalry” – an American term that means that we are joined by fighters on horseback who sit higher and see the battlefield more clearly and make the prospect of victory tangible.
- Is “Write” Wrong? A Discussion of Icon Terminology [December 12, 2017]Why does the question whether icons are written or painted even arise? The answer lies in the differences between the English and the Russian languages.
- Basis of the Social Concept of the Russian Orthodox Church [December 12, 2017]To address the needs of the Russian Church recovering from Communist oppression, this unique manifesto insightfully raises cultural, theological, and ecclesio-social issues that will be of compelling interest to Christians everywhere.
- It is Only Possible to Love Individual Persons, not Humanity in General [December 12, 2017]“Mankind” or “the people” does not exist as a person for whom you could do something right now.
- How to Read and Study Dostoevsky [December 12, 2017]Dostoevsky’s novels are relatively accessible, and they are usually quite engaging, so most readers are able to plunge right in without preliminaries. Two obstacles, however, should be noted at the outset.
- Orthodox Leadership in a Brave New World [December 12, 2017]What is philosophical materialism? To use Solzhenitsyn’s definition, it is the belief that man has no transcendent referent. "To such consciousness, man is the touchstone in judging and evaluating everything on earth . . . "
- Palestinian Hummus [December 12, 2017]Hummus bi tahini is an ancient dish characteristic of the Eastern Mediterranean, and when made without olive oil (try grape seed of avocado oil) a classic fasting food. You can now buy it in the store, but it is so much better when made fresh. Suha tells you how.
- Impulsivity and Self-Control: The Problem of Being of Two Minds [December 12, 2017]The Apostle James wrote, “a double minded man is unstable in all his ways” (James 1:8). Being of two minds, or more literally of two souls (δίψυχος). . . makes overcoming impulsivity especially challenging.
- Original Sin According to St. Paul [December 12, 2017]In regard to the doctrine of original sin as contained in the Old Testament and illuminated by the unique revelation of Christ in the New Testament, there continues to reign in the denominations of the West a great confusion, which in the last few centuries seems to have gained much ground in the theological problematics of the Orthodox East.
- The Divine Liturgy as Mystical Experience [December 12, 2017]There are cases in scripture where God appears directly and sensibly to man—indeed, does not only appear to him, but walks, speaks, dines, and even wrestles. There is no suggestion that, because God is “purely spiritual,” such appearances are not of God “as He is in Himself.”
- Nature and City in the Greek East [September 17, 2017]The poet seems to suggest that we can now find the natural city only in the imagination. The bridge for the modernist poet is now an interior, and even a psychological function. It was not always so.
- Frederica Mathewes-Green: An Overview of the Divine Liturgy [VIDEOS] [January 2, 2017]Frederica Mathewes-Green is perhaps the most lucid expositor of Orthodox Christianity in North America, and she serves as a contributing editor for Another City. This video on the Divine Liturgy answers questsions which are of interest not just to inquirers, but to the cradle Orthodox as well.
- Frederica Mathewes-Green: Topics in Orthodox Christianity [VIDEOS] [January 1, 2017]Frederica Mathewes-Green is perhaps the most lucid expositor of Orthodox Christianity in North America, and she serves as a contributing editor for Another City. These videos address a wide range of issues which are of interest not just to inquirers, but to the cradle Orthodox as well.
Looking for the Real Jesus? Try the Gospels [December 29, 2017]
Would anyone, after reading about the “Real Jesus” in the National Geographic Society magazine, fall upon his knees in worship and adoration? Or would the reader just say, “Huh. Wonder what that was all about?”