Category Archives: Monarchy

Pious Kings and Right-Believing Queens

Finally, let us discuss briefly the nature of monarchical rule. The throne of a Christian Emperor, King, or ruling Prince, is not an earthly contrivance but is of a much higher order. It is ordained and blessed by God and belongs to … Continue reading

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St. Gregory on Monarchy

“The three most ancient opinions concerning God are Anarchia, Polyarchia, and Monarchia. The first two are the sport of the children of Hellas, and may they continue to be so. For Anarchy is a thing without order; and the Rule … Continue reading

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A Good King Leads by Example

MP3 Audio:  WS330310_Dn-Joseph_Christ-the-King-2013.mp3 This homily was preached on Sunday morning, October 27, 2013, at Christ the King Orthodox Church in Omaha, Illinois, by Dn. Joseph Gleason. ~ Gospel Reading:  John 18:33-37 In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and … Continue reading

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Catherine Sent St. Herman

Rich. Powerful. Promiscuous. Catherine the Great was the ruler of all Russia, and like many others corrupted by unchecked political power, many aspects of Catherine’s life are unworthy of the name “Christian”. Still, I would prefer an immoral Tsar (or … Continue reading

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The Long-Awaited King

God’s Original Plan for Monarchy God promised to give His people a godly monarchy. Government by Kings was God’s plan from the beginning. God is the first to bring up the subject of Israelite kings, and He promises to bless … Continue reading

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Biblical Monarchy and the book of Judges

A Disturbing Story A woman is brutally raped and murdered in a slow, cruel way. She is abandoned by her own husband, who gives her over to the attackers. They abuse her throughout the night, and finally leave her dead … Continue reading

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