September 30, 2014

Abp. Demetrios: Paschal Message 2011 [VIDEO]

Abp. Demetrios (GOA)

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Website Protocol 46/11 April 24, 2011 Holy Pascha The Feast of Feasts Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4) To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks … [Read more...]

Address by Abp. Demetrios at SVS Orthodoxy & Hellenism Conference

Abp. Demetrios (GOA)

For its Annual Symposium in 2010, St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary hosted several highly qualified speakers to explore the ramifications of Hellenism, noting its lasting and profound effects on the cultural, linguistic, and canonical history of the Orthodox Church. The symposium is sure to contribute to the ongoing discussion about Orthodoxy in North America and facilitate greater … [Read more...]

Archbishop Demetrios Visits Ecumenical Patriarchate and Athens

From the GOA Press Office. Note the last paragraph: Upon his arrival in New York yesterday, Archbishop Demetrios was informed about some false reports in the Media referring to information of a supposed resignation. His Eminence stated categorically that the reports were baseless and patently false. The Archbishop further added that there is no discussion about any resignation whatsoever. He … [Read more...]

Archbishop Demetrios on the Way Out?

HT: St. Andrew House Orthodox Discussion Forum Theodore Kalmoukos BOSTON- At 83 years old and beleaguered by a raft of questions about his ability to keep leading, Archbishop Demetrios may leave his position at the Archbishopric Throne of America, it emerged after intense discussions at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople, where he traveled unannounced, as well as among prominent … [Read more...]

Archbishop Demetrios on his role and relationship with the White House

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Another one? Greco-triumphalism trumps the moral tradition — again

Senate Candidate Alexi Giannoulias and Abp. Demetrios (GOA). Who is looking over their shoulder?

Alexi Giannoulias is the Democratic candidate for US Senate (Obama's old seat). He crows about his endorsement from Planned Parenthood ("incredibly honored to be the only senate candidate to be endorsed by Planned Parenthood!!" twitter), favors homosexual marriage and wants to repeal DOMA, even marched in Chicago's gay rights parade (dissipation alert) calling it "a thrill of a … [Read more...]

Orphangate resolved?

Well, the New York-Constantinople brouhaha seems resolved -- sort of (see: Abp. Demetrios on the way out?). You still wonder though why a hierarch wrote of Abp. Demetrios in terms we could charitably call disparaging over what should have been an easily resolvable dispute. It's all a misunderstanding Constantinople assures us, even though it took a synodal meeting to reach this conclusion. … [Read more...]

Abp. Demetrios on the way out?

Met. Theoliptos - Ranking hierarch of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Metropolitan Theoliptos also wrote “Truly where are we going? Where has our wretched Orthodox Church been led? Where has the Church been led by the conscienceless shepherds? How can we want the faithful to believe us and to follow us when we do not practice what we preach?” Metropolitan Theoliptos, one of the most prominent hierarchs of the Ecumenical Patriarchate also said in his letter that … [Read more...]