Christmas: An Honest Look At Its Origins

As we enter into December, approximately 2 billion people will prepare to celebrate Christmas, a holiday dedicated to the birth of Jesus. We will also enter into a time of internet debate over the origins of Christmas. Many will stake their claim on its alleged pagan roots, claiming that the story of Christmas and its…
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Forthcoming Book On Eastern Orthodox “Doctrine Of Scripture”

Those of you interested in Eastern Orthodoxy, the Bible, biblical scholarship, and/or how all these connect, may be interested to learn of a forthcoming book from Fortress Press, What is the Bible? The Patristic Doctrine of Scipture. As with all titles, there are shortcomings, and one should be careful not to conclude that this one…
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Theology In The Trenches

I haven’t been on here in a long while, but I wanted to pass along a different kind of blog that might just open a different kind of perspective–a more “practical theology” perspective: https://herbelgarage.wordpress.com/  

Orthodoxy On The Road: 5 Suggestions For Attending Church While Traveling The US

I don’t do an extensive amount of travel, but I find myself in various parts of the United States a couple times a year.  Usually it’s for academic conferences, but also visiting family and friends (the Yahtzee is getting both in one trip).  One of my favorite things to do is visit Orthodox parishes all…
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New Author On Red River Orthodox

Allow me to introduce myself.  My name is Andrew Jacob Cuff, and I am a PhD student in church history at The Catholic University of America.  I have been a reader and one-time guest author here at Red River Orthodox since its inception, and Father Oliver has recently invited me to become a regular author. …
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