Fr. Seraphim Rose on Living One’s Faith

Fr. Seraphim Rose of Platina

We must not artificially isolate ourselves from the reality of today’s world; rather, we must learn to use the best things the world has to offer, for everything good in the world—if we are only wise enough to see it—points to God, and we must make use of it. Too many people make the mistake of limiting Orthodoxy to church services, set prayers, and the occasional reading of a spiritual book. True Orthodoxy, however, requires a commitment that involves every aspect of our lives.

* This excerpt is from “Orthodox America, Aug.-Sept. 1982”


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