Archives for February 2011

Russian Orthodox Church delegation led by Metropolitan Hilarion takes part in the session of Inter-Orthodox Preparatory Commission

One thing that caught my eye was the last sentence which reads, “The Commission…is to consider the contents of the Tomos on Autocephaly and the manner of its signing…” Which Tomos? The OCA? If so, what does this mean? Source: Department for External Church Relations of the Russian Orthodox Church On 22 February 2011, the […]

Inter-Orthodox Preparatory Commission begins its work in Chambesy

Source: Russian Orthodox Church Inter-Orthodox Preparatory Commission for the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church will meet from February 22 to 26, 2011, at the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Orthodox Center in Chambesy, Switzerland. The meeting will be attended by representative of 14 autocephalous Orthodox Churches. By the decision of the Russian Orthodox Church Holy […]

Russian Orthodox Leader Stands for Principle

Here we see it unfolding. Orthodox Christianity has much to give the world, and it begins with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and a vigorous defense of biblical teaching through the wisdom and experience of our Orthodox tradition. And the teachings must be clear on the foundational issues that determine whether a culture and people […]

What to Believe? – The soul-searching personal journeys of Bart Ehrman & James Berends [VIDEO]

Source: Orthodox Christian Fellowship Press release of the talk yesterday evening (February 17, 2011) and archived below. CHAPEL HILL, NC – FEBRUARY 4, 2011 — The New York Times best-selling author Bart Ehrman and Eastern Orthodox priest James Berends will give a free public presentation at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 17, at the FedEx […]

Remarks of Patriarch Kirill on Seminarians

Source: Preachers Institute and Mystagogy. This is a topic that the American Orthodox Church (all jurisdictions) needs to resolve. Below is a small portion from Patriarch Kirill’s report presented before an assembly of rectors of Russian Orthodox theological schools. We constantly speak about obedience in our theological schools. But does not this mask a desire […]