Archives for January 2009

Essays on Canon 28

Met. Philip’s recently posted essay on Constantinople’s misuse of Canon 28 got me hunting for more analysis. I’ve posted what I found (including one by St. John Maximovitch written in 1938) on the main site. Recent Comments The Unbearable Essentializing of Being: Metropolitan Kallistos Ware’s Sorrowful… [13] Christopher Mr. Stankovich, I appreciate your loyalty to […]

“We have to stand up and make our voice heard.”

Met. Jonah of the Orthodox Church of America speaks at the 2009 March for Life. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-qzcPBaerg[/youtube] 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 here about Fr. Robert […]

Met. Kirill named Patriarch of Russian Orthodox Church

Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad has been elected head of the Russian Orthodox Church. He will become the 16th Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia. The International Herald Tribune described him as “an articulate critic of declining moral values in the modern world who has been actively involved in the ecumenical movement and [has] […]

The Church of New Martyrs

The Orthodox Church today commemorates St. Gregory the Theologian, Archbishop of Constantinople, famed for his “lofty eloquence and … wondrous breadth of learning.” In Russia, today is also the feast day of the New Martyrs, the millions of faithful Christians who perished under the Communist terror. Among them was the holy New Martyr Metropolitan Vladimir […]

Obama’s Theology Problem

John Mark Reynolds observes in the Washington Post that President Obama’s liberal Christian theology “represents a last chance for a faith that has been in decline in the West since the 1950s.” Reynolds, an Orthodox Christian, blogs at The Scriptorium Daily along with other faculty from the Torrey Honors Institute, a great books program at […]

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