May 31, 2018

The Best of May 2018 by the Mystagogy Resource Center (MRC)

Below is the monthly review for the month of May of the ten most popular articles from the previous month on, then all the posts made on the other websites of the Mystagogy Resource Center.

1. The Meaning of Christ Eating Baked Fish and Honeycomb Before His Ascension

2. The Most Powerful Argument Against Kneeling on Sundays

3. The Tragedy of the Greek Mothers of Ottoman Sultans

4. The Repentance of Constantine the Great

5. How a Marriage Might Have Prevented the Fall of Constantinople

6. Fr. George J. Nasis, the Greek-American Priest to Whom Saint Xenia of Kalamata Revealed Herself

7. History of the Church of the Holy Fathers in Nicaea

8. The Location Where the Head of St. John the Baptist Was Found the Third Time

9. The Depiction of Saint Christopher with the Head of a Dog

10. The Holy Water of Saint Therapon in Constantinople

1. Amazon Video Debuts Russian Series "Sophia"

2. "Cyril and Methodius: The Apostles of the Slavs" (2013) - Full Movie with English Subtitles

3. Amazon Video Debuts Russian Series About Catherine the Great

4. "Doctor Zhivago": An Orthodox Perspective

5. Silent Film: "Salome" (1910)

1. Faith and Science According to the First American Female Astronomer, Maria Mitchell

2. T.F. Torrance on Science and Theology

1. The Second Coming of Christ on Mount Athos

2. Michael Glykas and the Afterlife in Twelfth-Century Byzantium

1. Saint George and the Powers of Witches and Vampires

2. Saint Walpurga and the Witches of Walpurgis Night

3. How Gothic Buildings Became Associated with Horror and the Supernatural

1. On Coexisting With People of Other Religions (St. Nikolai Velimirovich)

2. The Ascension of Christ in Islam

3. Pew Study Shows Atheism is Dying While Islam Projected to Dominate by the Turn of the Century

4. The Disputation Between Saint Cyril the Philosopher and the Muslims

5. What Is Religious Fanaticism?

1. Questions and Answers 1 - 7

2. Questions and Answers 8 - 13

3. Questions and Answers 14 - 19

4. Questions and Answers 20 - 25

1. 1 - Book Review: "The Disaster Artist" by Greg Sestero

2. 2 - Book Review: "The Struggle for Virtue: Asceticism in a Modern Secular Society" by Archbishop Averky (Taushev)

3. 3 - Book Review: "Greek Orthodox Patrology" by Panagiotes K. Chrestou

4. 4 - Book Review: "Beloved Sufferer - The Life and Mystical Revelations of a Russian Eldress: Schemanun Macaria" by Gennady Durasov