St. John the Baptist Parish, A Parish of the Russian Orthodox Church, Canberra, Australia

Orthodox Christian Zeal

Blessed Fr. Seraphim Rose

This too, is an Orthodox Sentiment:
Our situation is hopeless! And yet God's mercy does not leave us, and even today one may say that there is a movement of genuine Orthodoxy which consciously ...hungers for more than the 'customary' Orthodoxy which is powerless before the onslaughts of a world refined in destroying souls...

It cannot be that the flame of truly Orthodox zeal will die out before the Second Coming of Christ; nor that if this flame exists, Christ our God will not show His zealots, even now, how to lead a true and inspired Orthodox life...

Do you hear, O Orthodox Christians of these last times?

Therefore, they are wrong who teach that, because the end of the world is at hand, we must sit still, make no great efforts, simply preserve the doctrine that has been handed down to us, and hand it back, like the buried talent of the worthless servant (Matt. 25:24-30), to our Lord at His Coming!

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