Archives for July 2010

Patriarch: Pope Is Like-Minded on Morals, Values

We are witnessing the emergence of a new kind of ecumenical work, one that respects theological differences, but recognizes that if the de-Christianization of culture continues, it would lead to cultural catastrophe (most likely a capitulation to Islam). This recognition also sharpens both the beliefs and values the Christian Churches share in common so that ecumenical activity in the future would … [Read more...]

Met. Hilarion: Our concern is to preserve and consolidate unity of Russian Orthodox Church

On July 17, 2010, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, speaking in Church and World talk show, answered questions from anchorman Ivan Semenov concerning the work of the DECR as a church external policy department. - Does an Orthodox Christian in his everyday life ever encounter the work of the DECR and fruits of your … [Read more...]

No Mosque at Ground Zero

Tough words, certainly politically incorrect, but true. Source: Jihad Watch. Pat Condell on Ground Zero mosque: "Is it possible to be astonished, but not surprised?" … [Read more...]

OCA releases strategic plan for public comment

Source: OCA Website SYOSSET, NY [OCA] -- The "Working Draft of a Strategic Plan for the Orthodox Church in America," prepared by the Strategic Planning Committee of the OCA's Metropolitan Council, is now available on-line in PDF format on the OCA web site at www.oca.org/PDF/NEWS/2010/2010-0624-strategicplan-v4.6.pdf. The committee, which includes clergy and lay members representing a broad … [Read more...]

Mattingly on Fr. Siarhei Hardun, the Presbyterian Assembly, and the press

Journalist Terry Mattingly edits the blog "Get Religion" which examines religion in the media. The blog is a great read and worth a (repeating) look. A few excepts from Mattingly's commentary on Fr. Hardun's recent comments at the Presbyterian assembly (see: MINNEAPOLIS: Presbyterian gay measures criticized by visiting (Orthodox) priest): As you would expect, the only place one can find … [Read more...]

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