Archives for July 2009

Russia Today: Patriarch Kirill’s Trip to Ukraine

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. I…Nov 16, 3:21 PM […]

Patriarch Kirill in Ukraine

A lot of news, in the mainstream press and on Orthodox sites, about Patriarch Kirill’s current visit to Ukraine. The best analysis I’ve seen so far is from Andrei Zolotov Jr. of Russia Profile. Zolotov says that Kirill and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew “appear to have reached some agreement on Ukraine, which has not been revealed […]

Postcards from Greece: Phyletism

On a new Postcards from Greece, Fr. Peter Alban Heers explains the heresy of Phyletism, which means placing one’s ethnic identity above the Orthodox faith. Fr. Peter shares with us his ten years of experience of living the Faith and serving the Church in Greece, and in particular the ancient Church of the Thessalonians. On […]

A Word for Parents

The Anti-Gnostic reports on a lecture given by Metropolitan Jonah of the Orthodox Church in America last night at Atlanta’s Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Annunciation. Asked what advice [Metropolitan Jonah] would give parish priests, he again quoted a Russian father who told parents to pray for their children ten times as much as they […]

Orthodoxy and Obama’s conscience clause

A friend sent me an email earlier today. Search Google, he said, with the terms conscience rule obama catholic bishops and conscience rule obama orthodox bishops and then compare the two. Not very impressive. (Actually, the AOI blog article on Abp. Demetrios’ awkward praise of Pres. Obama ranks first in Google, but that’s beside the […]

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