On the Situation of the Orthodox Christian in the Contemporary World
Can an old Russian bishop speak to modern Americans? Listen — “The contemporary world, with a few exceptions ..., does not make clear and open threats of bodily torments and bodily death for those who bear the name of Christ. A significant part of it even continues to bear the name of “Christian”, builds churches, calls on the Name of Christ, and swears on the Holy Bible. —But this is all just appearance.” In these few short pages, Vladyka Averky, even now many years after his repose, speaks to us of the “great American nightmare” in which we live and how to go about surviving it spiritually.