Zine Articles

The Opening of the Senses

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By Saint Ignatius Brianchaninov Printed in Issue 6* PEOPLE become capable of seeing spirits by a certain alteration of the senses, which is accomplished in a way that is unnoticeable and inexplicable to a person. He only notes in himself that he has suddenly begun to see what before this he had not seen and what others do not see, and to hear what before[...]

Overdose

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From Issue 4 part one: Monk Ephraim In the year of 1425 a monk was taken captive and tortured to death in his monastery in Greece for being a Christian. He was slowly tortured to death over a period of a year. After each episode his wounds were allowed to heal, and then he was subjected tonew and worse punishments. Finally they executed him. He was hun[...]

Through Closed Doors

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From Issue 8   In may of 1980, the singer /poet Ian Curtis of Joy Division hung himself in his Manchester, England home the day before he was to depart for their big U.S. tour. On the same day in Washington State, Mt. St. Helen’s erupted, and a young man prepared for high school graduation, and the turmoil that his life would soon become… The d[...]

What Saint John Taught Me...

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By an Orthodox Subdeacon From Issue 16 This article was written by a subdeacon who had the blessing of serving with Saint John as a child as well as having the Saint as a family friend and mentor. These are his reflections, looking back at the greatest things Saint John revealed to him about the spiritual life. I look down from my perch in the choir lof[...]

MADNESS.

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Introduction article to Issue 25 Jesus Christ. Swine. Madness. We have flipped entirely upside down. The world’s progression has become an absolute digression and its evolution a complete reduction. The philosophies it continues to build itself upon are ideas of madmen and have been stacked like a house of cards. The world chooses to live in madness, i[...]

The Mystery of God's Judgements

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By Elder Paisios of Mount Athos (1994) Printed in Issue 19 Father Paisios told us the following story, wishing to give us an example of the way God looks after His children, while many times we get angry at Him and do not understand His actions: An ascetic was praying to God asking Him to reveal why the righteous and pious people are miserable and s[...]

The Sisters of Mercy

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Printed in Issue #22 On the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus, lies a haven for the sick and suffering. This is the Convent of Saint Elizabeth, a source of joy for those who lay on hospital beds, those abandoned by parents, and those suffering from many other illnesses of both soul and body. In this country once run by godless communists, with millions of it's [...]

Two Deaths

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Written by Sophocles Printed in Issue 22 Every so often it happens to me that my past love of Punk Rock is renewed and brought back up to the surface when happening to chance upon a link on YouTube or on Facebook or any other site I may happen to be on of some band I used to like and listen to. I don't happen to be looking for it but when I chance upon i[...]

Saint Feofil of the Kiev Caves

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From Issue #23 Here we re-print the life of a lover of truth that has become known as the Patron of lost things. Today, more than a hundred years after his death, he finds us, the lost ones, from the life he attained beyond the grave, pulls us out of the dark mire of our society and truly shows us what it is mean to be dead to the world. In Octob[...]