Archives for September 2010

Symposium on Patristic Doctrine of Atonement to Take Place at Princeton

Princeton, NJ (Sept 28, 2010) — The Fr. Georges Florovsky Orthodox Christian Theological Society at Princeton University is pleased to announce our first public event, “On the Tree of the Cross: The Patristic Doctrine of Atonement,” a symposium scheduled for Saturday, February 12, 2011. Taking our cue from Fr. Georges Florovsky, the eminent 20th century Orthodox theologian who wrote with … [Read more...]

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Allegations about a ‘breakthrough’ in Orthodox-Catholic dialogue are untrue

See my notes in the post immediately preceding this one. Source: As has been stressed by the chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate’s department for external church relations, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the working document of the Joint International Commission for Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue, publicized so widely by some media, does not reflect the attitude of the Orthodox … [Read more...]

Catholics and Orthodox report promising progress in latest round of unity talks

I was going to post the release below a few days ago but decided against because, well, it had that ring of Constantinopolitan triumphalism to it. I'm jaded by Constantinople's global warming initiative where the full moral force of the Constantinopolitan Patriarchate (as well as the complete administrative resources of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese) was pressed into service on behalf of the … [Read more...]

Fr. Oliver Herbel: Atheist-Orthodox Christian “Civil Discourse”

Source: Frontier Orthodoxy [mediaplayer src='http://redriverfreethinkers.org/Video/debate/debate_media/debate.wmv'] Or view the video on the Red River Freethinkers website. Fr. Herbel adds: Now, you should keep a few things in mind. First, this is about two hours long. Second, I will get a transcript in English and Russian online soon enough, but I am reliant on Evgueni Kadossov … [Read more...]

Chambessy Bankrupt

Source: Orthodox England As a result of its economic crisis, the Greek government has stopped funding for the Patriarchate of Constantinople’s ecumenical centre in Chambésy (Switzerland). Largely built with Protestant funding and according to their designs, the centre is now on the verge of closure. It should be recalled that the centre has done very little for years. This situation began … [Read more...]

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