August 22, 2014

A Challenging Vision For Orthodox Christians in America: An Interview With Father John Meyendorff

Fr. John Meyendorff

HT: OCANews A Challenging Vision For Orthodox Christians in America: An Interview With Father John Meyendorff Translated (with Introduction) by Father Robert M. Arida, Boston MA Introduction In 1990 the late Father John Meyendorff, renowned church historian, patrologist and dean of St. Vladimir’s Seminary, was interviewed in Paris by Antoine Niviere. The interview was subsequently published in Service Orthodoxe de Presse (no.146, March 1990). Some 20 years later it was reprinted in Le Messager Orthodoxe (no. 148, 1-2009). Father John’s responses to Niviere’s poignant questions help to provide, in a very condensed format, an historical and theological backdrop for evaluating the recent Episcopal Assembly convened by His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. The interview also provides a vision for its work in the future. This historic assembly, held in New York City on May 26-28, 2010 was a response to the decisions … [Read more...]