Archives for May 2010

Moscow 1, Constantinople 0

This is the Church in which Constantinople interfered, to the consternation of the Russian Orthodox Church. Looks like a retreat. HT: International Orthodox Christian News Patriarch Bartholomew urged Ukrainian dissenters to join the Orthodox Church Strelna, May 31, Interfax – Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople urged Ukrainian dissenters to repent and join the canonic Orthodox … [Read more...]

No Surprises as First Episcopal Assembly of Orthodox Hierarchs Concludes

HT: St. Andrews House By Theodore Kalmoukos, The National Herald BOSTON -- The proceedings of the first Episcopal Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Hierarchs in North and Central America ended on Friday May 28, 2010 with the dissolution of SCOBA - the Synod of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of America. As reported, the two-day Assembly was held at the Helmsley Park Lane Hotel in New York on May … [Read more...]

Crime and Recession, It’s Not What They Think

HT: OrthodoxNet.com Chuck Colson 5/27/2010 – Chuck Colson –The evidence shows over and over that crime is not caused by deprivation, but by depravity. And the answer is conversion. The statistics are startling. Across the United States, crime rates are dropping—for the third year in a row. According to the FBI, violent crimes like murder and rape were down 5.5% in 2009. … [Read more...]

Chris Banescu on American Thinker

Chris Banescu, occasional contributor to AOI Observer and webmaster of Orthodoxnet.com has an essay published on American Thinker today: How to Cripple the Free Economy. Congratulations Chris! … [Read more...]

OCA’s Moscow representative at May 24 celebration of Patriarch Kirill’s namesday

Although it is history now, the Divine Liturgy held in Moscow on May 24 f by Pat. Kirill and Pat. Bartholomew included a representative of the OCA as a co-celebrant. This is clearly an affirmation of the canonical legitimacy of the OCA and Abp. Demetrios was entirely correct in inviting the OCA to the Episcopal Assembly. The autocephaly of the OCA is the real issue, not canonical … [Read more...]

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