Archives for January 2011

Muresan: Spinning – Is Anyone Serious About the Episcopal Assembly?

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity By Ronald Andre Muresan I was four years old in 1960, the year the SCOBA Orthodox bishops’ council was formed, under ever-mounting calls (GOYA, SOYO, CEOYLA, etc.) for a North American Orthodox Synod, independent of the Old World, neither more nor less than the countries our ancestors came from. My father […]

Peter and Helen Evans: Bishops wont act? Ask for a blessing, then do it yourself!

Peter and Helen Evans edit the Politics and Prayer website. We read comments on this blog and also hear people complaining that “the Bishops should proclaim…” a Day of Prayer or March for Life or any number of semi-public events. Let us suggest that we don’t have to wait for a proclamation. We don’t have […]

Episcopal Assembly Responds: Remember the Victims of Abortion

It is good to see this public statement by the Episcopal Assembly released today. Hopefully it is the beginning of a unified Orthodox voice that can bring moral clarity to the larger culture. I wish the statement drew clearer distinctions but given Constantinople’s statement of moral equivocation and the moral confusion it reveals, it’s hard […]

Met. Jonah: A Time of Crisis and Opportunity: Part II

Source | HT: Orthodox News By His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah The Mission of the Autocephalous Orthodox Church in America, as the local Body of Christ (for/on) the North American Continent, is to be faithful in preaching the fullness of the Gospel of the Kingdom to all peoples of North America in fulfillment of the great […]

Jacobse. Philadelphia: The Cost of Equivocation

Why such outrage over the Philadelphia abortionist? What moral difference is there between severing the spinal cord of a newborn with a pair of scissors and dismembering a baby with a scalpel a few moments before its birth? There isn’t any. Yet the outcry over the brutality indicates that the fiction of viability may be […]