Archives for July 2009

Halki: ‘Same old story’

Nat da Polis, in a new report in AsiaNews, quotes a “senior lecturer” from the “almost non existent Orthodox community” in Istanbul on the Halki Seminary question. The lecturer, a Greek, expects little movement from Turkish authorities toward reopening the seminary. “In short it’s the same old story,” says the lecturer. Full report follows: Despite […]

More Thoughts on Economics and the Church

This was originally posted on my own blog and then posted here in the comments section.  I thought for ease of those who read and comment here I would simply repost  it here for your comments. In Christ, +FrG My post on the implication for the Orthodox Church of Novak’s understanding of capitalism (for the […]

The American Orthodox ‘Historiographical Problem’

Each age tries to form its own conception of the past. Each age writes the history of the past anew with reference to the conditions uppermost in its own time. — Frederick Jackson Turner Here’s a new site worth a visit. The Society for Orthodox Christian History in the Americas has launched a new blog […]

Medvedev Supports Religion Education in Schools

Patriarch Kirill offers a caution. From RIA Novosti: BARVIKHA, July 21 — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Tuesday expressed his support for a proposal to teach religious education in Russian state schools. He also backed the suggestion that chaplains should be employed in Russia’s armed forces. “I decided to support both proposals,” the president said […]

Report: Religious artifacts in Cyprus in ‘great peril’

A report in the Washington Times by Julia Duin: Religious artifacts on the divided island of Cyprus are in “great peril,” according to a U.S. Helsinki Commission document to be released Tuesday afternoon. Thousands of Orthodox icons, manuscripts, frescoes and mosaics have been looted from churches, chapels and monasteries in northern Cyprus, ending up on […]

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