St John of Shanghai and San Francisco

Lantern of Grace

Below we publish an excerpt from the expanded second English-language edition of Lantern of Grace, by the newly-reposed Protopresbyter Valery Lukianov. Part II, titled "Vladyka's Children," recounts personal re... Read More...
Empress Alexandra Feodorovna and Grand Duchess Tatiana on a carriage ride in the Alexander Park. Spring 1917.

The Empress’s Nameday

April 23rd marks the feast day of St George the Great-Martyr and Trophy-Bearer and of St Alexandra the Martyr Empress (III c.). From the time of her reception into the Orthodox Church, the Empress Alexandra too... Read More...
Cover of Acts of the Apostles, Commentary by Archbishop Averky (Taushev)

The 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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