Sometimes what seem like simple, everyday reflections can run deep. That is, they can be radical in the original sense or returning us to the radix or root of the matter, taking us not to exotic locales but bringing us back to a home we had almost forgotten. It seems to us that this short contemplative reflection by Another City Contributing Editor Frederica Mathewes-Green … [Read more...] about Mother and Child
Politics & Society
At 10 PM (MT) on September 7, 2019 Elder Ephraim (Moraitis) reposed at the age of 92. Born Ioannis Moraitis in Volos, Greece on the Day of the Nativity of St John the Baptist in 1927, he was raised in worldly poverty and spiritual wealth, and from the age of fourteen experienced the calling to monastic life. On September 26, 1947, Ioannis arrived at Mt. Athos at St. Anna's … [Read more...] about Memory Eternal: Elder Ephraim of Philotheou and Arizona
Ominous tattoos, bizarre body piercing, and transsexual mutilations are only the beginning, argues Orthodox bioethicist Wesley J. Smith. “Transhumanists” are true believers who envision a point in time—known in movement parlance as “the Singularity” — when the crescendo of technological advances becomes unstoppable, culminating in attaining … [Read more...] about Body Mutilation, Biopunk, and Transgressive Individualism: Is Society Now Adopting the Values of ‘Blade Runner’?
“How have we arrived,” asks Stanford University historian Victor David Hanson, “at the brink of a veritable civil war?” And a recent "Washington Post" headline reads: “In America, talk turns to something not spoken of for 150 years: Civil War.” Surely the political and cultural polarization of America has now reached levels comparable to that … [Read more...] about How to Pray in the Event of Civil War: The Unusual Story of the Prayer of Patriarch Hermogenes
Did you know that ten to 15 years after surgical reassignment, the suicide rate of those who had undergone sex-reassignment surgery rose to 20 times that of comparable peers? Much of the confusion (and sometimes propaganda) surrounding the question of the malleability of sexual (gender) self-identity, occurs because proponents are not educated in the biological sciences, … [Read more...] about Sex Reassignment Doesn’t Work. Here Is the Evidence.