Source: First Things Magazine By Matthew Rose I live in Berkeley, one of the most religious cities in America. Its churches are being converted into mosques and Buddhist temples, but its one true faith endures. A popular yard sign states its creed: “In This House, We Believe: Black Lives Matter, Women’s Rights are Human Rights, No Human is Illegal, Science is … [Read more...] about Our Secular Theodicy
The Wider World
Source: Road to Emmaus. Reprinted with permission. By Mother Nectaria McLees Twentieth-century readers knew Kerouac’s On the Road and Jack London’s earlier hobo classic, The Road, but how many of us know what the 21st-century counter-culture is up to, their life-styles and aspirations? We see the tattoos, nose-rings, attitudes, but do we hear the cries of the … [Read more...] about Different Light: Youthful Travelers in America
Source: Orthodox Christianity. Reprinted with permission. By Olga Rozhneva Marina was shivering and reached for her warm sweater—the air conditioner was blasting. True, it was much more comfortable in the new Israeli bus than in the former, shabby Egyptian one, where even the seat backs were broken and wouldn’t stay upright. Regina the tour guide, a … [Read more...] about Who’s Mary Magdalene?
Source: Appalachian Magazine. Ask any of the millions of children scattered throughout the Appalachian Mountains what day of the year Christmas is on and you will undoubtedly hear, “December 25th”. Everyone from Northern Alabama to the Katahdin Summit in Maine knows that it is on this date that Santa Claus comes to town. Interestingly, if you had been roaming … [Read more...] about Why Early Appalachian Settlers Originally Celebrated Christmas in January
Editor's Note: This document was issued in 2000 by the Council of Russian Bishops. It addresses a very wide range of cultural, moral, social, and political issues that are of concern to Orthodox Christians in all lands, and the editors of Another City believe that it deserves to be more widely known and studied outside Russia. The English text posted by the Russian Patriarchate … [Read more...] about Basis of the Social Concept of the Russian Orthodox Church