Archives for December 2008

‘Greece in Self-Destruct Mode’

From the Toronto Star: “The central core of Athens has been in chaos,” says Andre Gerolymatos, a professor of Hellenic studies at Simon Fraser University, who was caught in the rioting when he arrived at his hotel. “There are anarchists, students, hoodlums and thieves breaking windows of stores and looting.” From Alexis Papachelas, writing in […]

Russia Prays for its Patriarch

The death of Russian Patriarch Aleksy II, the man who guided the world’s largest Orthodox Church during Soviet repression and then into a period of recovery and growth, will occasion a time of deep reflection and prayer for Orthodox Christians the world over. The Zenit News Service has published this touching account of the Patriarch’s […]

Comment glitches

For some reason, the blog was automatically turning off the comment function when we added new posts. Not intentional. Apologies. Recent Comments The Unbearable Essentializing of Being: Metropolitan Kallistos Ware’s Sorrowful… [13] Christopher Mr. Stankovich, I appreciate your loyalty to the priest Robert Arida, I…Jul 16, 1:43 AM Archpriest Alexander Webster Dr. S, your comment […]

Met. Nicholas on Michigan’s Economic Crisis

Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Nicholas of Detroit discusses Michigan’s severe economic decline — caused by the state’s close ties to the auto industry — and its effect on the state’s parishes in an interview with the Greek-American newspaper National Herald (available on the Orthodox Christian News site with free registration). To tell you the truth, our […]

Met. Jonah’s ‘Obama Moment’

The Washington Times’ Julia Duin interviews Metropolitan Jonah who, she says, is enjoying an “Obama moment” because of his relative youth and sudden rise to prominence. In Duin’s interview, the Metropolitan said he wants to expand outreach to youth and on college campuses. “The thing I am most concerned about is the despair that grips […]

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