Archives for April 2009

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HT: Second Hand Smoke Recent Comments Fr. Robert Arida: Why Don’t You Become Episcopalian? [7] William A national American Orthodox Church would be extremely difficult to have. American…Dec 10, 9:36 AM Chastity, Purity, Integrity: Orthodox Anthropology and Secular Culture in… [5] Fr. Johannes Jacobse Fr. Abraham, Yes, I agree things should be a bit clearer. […]

Keep the Human in Humane

Wesley Smith, occasional commentator on AOI blog published the is article on To the Source. Visit Smith’s blog Second Hand Smoke. When Aldous Huxley wrote his prophetic 1932 novel Brave New World, he envisioned a dystopian future in which mankind would become, in the words of bioethicist Leon Kass, “so dehumanized that he doesn’t even […]

The god Called Earth

Couples who refuse to have children in order to protect the environment, says Steve Robinson, “reject religion and dogma, (yet) their devotion to the earth is indeed a religious devotion very similar to the ancient pagans.” In fact, the “eco-fundamentalists has a version of the prosperity gospel… we ‘serve the earth god,’ name it and […]

Mattingly on Pew’s ‘Changes in Religious Affiliation’ survey

The new “Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.” survey released by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life yesterday is getting a lot of coverage in the mainstream and religious press. The survey looks mostly at Catholic and Protestant “fluidity of religious affiliation in the U.S. and describes in detail the patterns and […]

Patriarch Kirill welcomes Metropolitan Jonah in Moscow

Official statement from the Moscow Patriarchate (HT: Byzantine, TX, and Rocor United): On the 26th of April 2009, Metropolitan Jonah of the Orthodox Church in America served liturgy with Patriarch Kirill at Christ the Savior Cathedral. The Patriarch then addressed Metropolitan Jonah with the following words: Your Eminence Jonah, Archbishop of Washington and New York, […]

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