Cover of Acts of the Apostles, Commentary by Archbishop Averky (Taushev)

Apostle Peter Before the Sanhedrin

In this excerpt, the editorial staff of Orthodox Life Online offers you a glimpse into a newly published volume in the series Commentary on the Holy Scriptures of the New Testament by Archbishop Averky (Taushev). This work stands apart in an intellectual climate that prizes innovation over tradition, headlines over the Truth, and intellectualism over divine revelation.
Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov

The Priesthood in Our Time

by V. Rev. Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov. An examination of the three-fold ministry of the priest as teacher, liturgical minister, and shepherd of souls.
Russian monk lighting candles in church.

A Scattered Life and an Attentive Life


by St Ignatius (Brianchininov). "The habit of vigilance over the self protects one from an absent way of life, especially in the midst of loud worldly pleasures that surround one from every side. The attentive man remains alone within himself even in the midst of a crowd.
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