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ROAD TO EMMAUS #52

War, Byzantium, and Military Saints

The Opposite of War is Not Peace: Healing Trauma in The Iliad and in Orthodox Tradition

Coda: Invoking God in War—Lincoln’s Picture of the Second Inaugural

Defending Russia: Belief and Coming of Age in the Soviet Army

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #51

Reading Hagiography: How to Engage those Astonishing, Perplexing, Archaic, and Stunningly Grace-Filled Saints’ Lives

Byzantine Bride-Shows and the Restoration of Icons: A Tale of Four Iconophile Empresses

Early Church Writers on Hagiography

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #50

Turkey and the First Throne of Orthodoxy: A Reconsideration

Euripides and Pucini under the Ottomans: The Surprising Richnes of Grek Girls’ Schols in the Late Empire

The Seal of the Gift of the Holy Spirit: Preparing Chrism at the Ecumenical Patriarchate

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #49

Natural Conception, Natural Birth: The New Hope for Infertility

The Hospitality of Abraham: Orthodox Ethics and Reproduction

The Embryo in Orthodox Christian Theology and Tradition

While as Yet He Was in His Mother’s Womb…

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #48

Orphans in Contemporary Russia: The Russian Orphan Opportunity Fund

Inspiration in The Making

Orphanages and Philanthropy in Byzantium

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #47

A Different Light: Youthful Travelers in Contemporary America

Death to the World: An Orthodox Punk 'Zine Revived and Revisited

Death to the World in Print

Catching Xenophilia: Contagious Hospitality in Orthodox Parishes

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #46

Early Orthodox in British America

Philip Ludwell III’s Introduction to the Orthodox Catechism

Ludwell’s Letter to Washington

An Orthodox Christian Fired the First Shot in the American Civil War

Louis Tikas: 1914 Passion-Bearer of the Colorado Coal Fields

Remembering Tikas: A Pilgrimage to Loutra

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #45

Croagh Patrick: The Glorious Climb of Ireland’s Holy Mountain

Asenath on the Reek

The Spirit Set in Motion: Revisiting St. Patrick’s Mission to Ireland

Over the White-Capped Sea: Eight Late Antique Irish Poems

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #44

Optina’s Second Spring

Narrow Escapes of Grace

The Orthodox Clock and The Map of The World

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #43

Taybeh’s Plea For The Last Christians of The Holy Land

The Marvellous Life of Patriarch Sophronius I, His Company of Saints, and The Fall of Byzantine Jerusalem

The Holy City of Jerusalem

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #42

Saint Nectarios of Pentapolis: The Aegina Years

The Great-Grandmother: A Childhood on Aegina

The Mystery of Holy Language

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #41

Coming Into One's Own Among Strangers at Home: German Orthodoxy Rekindled

Orthodox Roots, Woods, and Water: A Decade of Pilgrimage to Germany and Switzerland

The Advent of Orthodoxy in the German-Speaking Lands

Pilgrimage to Eichstätt: Sts. Willibald, Walburga and Wunibald

The Travels of Willibald: A.D. 721-727

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #40

Stepping Into The Stream: An Interview with Alice C. Linsley

Holy Wells of Wales

The Unbroken Tradition: St. Winifred's Well (Ffynnon Wenfrewi) Holywell

Holy Water and Pseudoscience: Who Needs Experiments on Holy Things?

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #39

Souls in Motion: Creativity and Community in a Harlem Workshop

Where the Cross Divides the Road (Part II)

Babouscka: A Russian Christmas Story for Children

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #38

With The Desert Fathers of Egypt: The Coptic Church Today

Conservation and Restoration at Sinai: Treating a Special Place Gingerly

In The Valley There Is a Garden: The Spiritual and Cultural Treasury of St. Catherine’s Monastery

Ascent of Mount Sinai

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #37

In Memoriam: Alexander Solzhenitsyn

I. A Bright Flame

II. The Homecoming

III. The Turn of The Wheel

The Orthodox Church and Society (Part II): Church-State Relations in Contemporary Russia

The Living Relic

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #36

To Be Free or Not To Be: Welsh Christianity at The Crossroads

Safely Home to Heaven

Melangell with a Thousand Angels

Hare at Pennant

The Bright Field: Three Welsh Poems

The Orthodox Church and Society (Part 1)

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #35

Uusi Valamo: Finland’s Northern Light

A Short History of Finnish Orthodoxy

Jaakko's Finland: A Village Boyhood and Beyond

Christmas Eve: A Poem by Aleksis Kivi

The Manifold Nature of Love The Monastery: Mr. Vig and The Nun

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #34

Greece's Dostoevsky: The Stories of Alexandros Papadiamandis

A Village Easter: Memories of Childhood

Mature Fruit and Bright Faith: Spiritual Direction in Contemporary Orthodoxy

The Hidden Pearl: Rome’s Catacombs and The Earliest-Known Image of The Mother of God

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #33

The Life and Times of Fr. David Kirk: Boyhood in The Deep South

The Road to Emmaus Runs Through Harlem

The Archbishop in Alabama

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #32

The Crypto-Christians of Pontus (Part II):
Banished Faith: The Exile of Christian Pontus

Return to Kromni

Between Earth and Heaven: The Monastery of Panagia Soumela

Yuri Ggagarin’s Flight to The Heavens: Russia's Believing Cosmonauts

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #31

Faith Unseen: The Crypto-Christians of Pontus

Confessors or Apostates? The Dilemma of Crypto-Christianity

Dialogue of Civilizations: Human Rights, Moral Values, and Cultural Diversity

The Bath House

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #30

Bede’s World: Early Christianity in The British Isles

Caedmon’s Song

Orthodoxy in Southern Italy:
My Calabria

The Land That Gave Birth To Saints
The Children of Magna Graecia

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #29

The Alaskan Orthodox Literary Resurrection

The Angels of Akun

Northern Climes: Father John Veniaminov’s Akun Diary

Shine As the Sun: C.S. Lewis and the Doctrine of Deification
The Orthodox Worldview and C.S. Lewis (Part II)

Notes on The Jesus Prayer

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #28

The Orthodox Worldview and C. S. Lewis (Part I)

Celtomania in Eastern Siberia

Blessed Matrona of Moscow: Saint and Wonderworker

Answered Prayers at St. Matrona’s

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #27

Songs of Freedom: A Rastafari Road to Orthodoxy

Nativity Address by Haile Selassie I, Emperor of Ethiopia

31st and Troost: From Dividing Line to Gathering Place

Christmas in the Camp

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #26

Life On The Golden Horn: Memories of Greek Constantinople, 1948 to 1963

Hymns and Laments On The Fall Of Constantinople

Interfaith Dialogue: An Orthodox Witness

The Apples of Transfiguration

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #25

A City of Saints: The Forgotten Reliquaries of Paris

Holy France: The Pilgrim’s Road

Perspective and Grace: Painting the Likeness of Christ

“Can These Bones Live?”

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #24

Souls in Motion: The Spiritual Life of Teenagers

Double Faith, Dostoyevski and Bulgakov

Children Behind Bars: A Voice for Greece’s Juvenile Offenders

Anton Chekov: “The Student”

The Looking Glass: Perspective on The Teenage Years

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #23

Everything In Love: The Making of a Missionary

The Pearl of Great Price: Resurrecting Orthodoxy in China

“I Was Born in an Orthodox World...” Early Memories of a Chinese Christian

The Nativity Sermon of St. John Chrysostom

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #22

Antioch’s Golden Hoard: The Chalcedonian Orthodox Manuscript Treasury

Saints and Scholars of Christian Antioch

Pillars of Heaven: Stylite Sites of the Levant

The Village Church of Yegorievka: Part II

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #21

From Janism to Orthodoxy: An Indian Passage

Witness For An Apostle: Evidence of St. Thomas in India

The Indian Verses of St. Ephrem the Syrian

The Village Church of Yegorievka: Part I

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #20

Eternal Questions: On Heaven and Hell

The Pearl: Verses From The Fourth-Century Poetry of St. Ephrem the Syrian

Christ, The Medicine of Life: The Syriac Fathers on the Lord’s Descent Into Hell

St. Milos and The Pascha Egg

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #19

The Astonishing Missionary Journeys of the Apostle Andrew

St. Andrew and the Miraculous Isle of Valaam

Heaven A Cave: Christmas in Bethlehem

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #18

We are Going to Live in Paradise: Orthodoxy in the Congo

Letters From an Apostle: The Inner World of Fr. Cosmas of Zaire

The Last Priest of Caesarea

Ascension: A Story of Contemporary Russia

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #17

The Golden Thread of Faith

George, Nadezhda, Tatiana, Sergei, and Michael

Columba Sails East

Cadam in Ryazan

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #16

Daughter Of The Eagles

Albanian Diary: Ten Days in Shqiperia

Strength in Numbers

Orthodox Roots, Bektashi Neighbors

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #15

Brittany’s Celtic Past

Tro Breizh: A Pilgrimage to The Seven Saints of Brittany

Corsican Root and Branch

Global Perceptions and Local Relations: Pitfalls in Christian-Muslim Dialogue

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #14

Diveyevo: A Pilgrim's Chronicle

The Return of St. Seraphim’s Relics to Diveyevo

St. Seraphim’s Canonization and The Russian Royal Family at Sarov

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #13

Beyond The Great Wall: Orthodoxy in China

The Lotus Cross: A Short Chronography of China's Early Christian History

The Ikon In The Home: English Adventurer Stephen Graham’s Narrative of Pre-Revolutionary Russia

The Lightness of Being (Orthodox): Anecdotes of Moscow Christians

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #12

The Bones of Contention: Olga Nikolaievna Kulikovsky-Romanoff on the Alleged Remains of the Russian Royal Family

Forgive Us, Merciful Lord: A General Confession for Great Lent

Living Theology in Thessalonica: East Meets West as Three Foreign Students Reflect on Life in Greece

Father Chariton: A Pascha Story From Russky Palomnik, 1911

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #11

To Be And Not To Seem: My Mother-In-Law, Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna

1919: A Refugee Christmas

The Kaaba and Jacob’s Pillow

The Christmas Vigil

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #10

Embracing Spring

Pilgrimage Morning

Icon of Great Joy

Bishop Kallistos Ware on Personhood

Children, Church, and Free Will

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #9

The Stone In The Blender: Orthodox Greece and Contemporary Europe, Part II

G.K. Chesterton in Russia

The Monastic Beginnings of St. Luke the Younger

Singled Out: A Survey of Orthodox Christians

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #8

The Stone In The Blender: Orthodox Greece and Contemporary Europe, Part I

The Marvelous History of the Holy Cross

Together Out of Time: Mosaic Work in Moscow

A Siberian Grandmother on Confession

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #7

St. Nicholas Monastery and the Island of the Winds

The Obedience of Love: An Interview with Sister Gavrilia

Letters from a Village Matushka

Orthodox World View: Questions from Readers

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #6

Orthodoxy in Indonesia: An Interview with Archimandrite Daniel Bambang Dwi Byantoro

Orthodox Mission Profile: Archimandrite Daniel Dwi Byantoro and the Indonesian Mission

The Prophet and the Pasha: Saint Cosmas of Aitolia and Ali Pasha, the Lion of Ioannina

The Age of Wood, by Stephen Graham

Survey of Orthodox Christians

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #5

My Work with English-Speaking Converts (Part III)

From Moscow to Lindisfarne: A Pilgrimage to the West

Contemporary Voices for Celtic Christianity

Saints Alive! (The Bits the Hagiographers Left Out)

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #4

Petersburg’s Street Kids Find a Home

Ephraim of Nea Makri: A Saint for Troubled Youth

My Work with English-Speaking Converts (Part II)

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #3

Russian Pickwickians: Dickens from an Orthodox Vantage

My Work with English-Speaking Converts (Part I)

We are Once Again a People

Christ Visits a Muzhik

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #2

Orthodox Missionary Outreach: FOMA a Magazine for Doubters

Excerpts from FOMA

The Christian Parthenon and St. Paul

Saints Alive: St. Paisius Velichkovsky and the Great Bakery Disaster

Talks with Orthodox Christians: On Reluctance to Pray

 

ROAD TO EMMAUS #1

Fire from Heaven: Holy Saturday at the Lord’s Tomb

Teaching Our Children to Pray: Reflections of a Young Mother

From America to Russia: The Myrrh-Streaming Icon of Tsar Nicholas II

Saints Alive: Survivors of a Miserable Wreck

Talks with Orthodox Christians: My Road to Emmaus

 

 

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