October 22, 2014

‘Erdoğan saved future of Greek Orthodox Patriarchate

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Source: Today's Zaman The spokesperson of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, Father Dositheos Anağnostopulos, has said Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan saved the future of the patriarchate by offering Turkish citizenship to a number of archbishops in 2009. In an interview with the Star daily, Anağnos-topulos said there were 12 archbishops on the patriarchate's Spiritual Board at the … [Read more...]

Pan-Orthodox Synod Postponed Over Differences Between Churches [CLOSED]

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Below is a total breakdown of the Chambesy meeting. The reporter's sources are usually in the Phanar, which explains this paragraph: This disagreement, therefore, has revealed that two camps have formed in the Orthodox world. That of Constantinople, which draws within its sphere the patriarchates of Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, Sofia, Belgrade, Churches of Greek language and culture, and the … [Read more...]

Quad City Times: Archbishop talks about DNA, faith

Archbishop Demetrios (GOA)

Source: Quad City Times Genetics and faith. The 100-year-old staying power of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Rock Island, is all about DNA and believing - just as it is for the church as a whole. That is one of the messages being delivered this weekend by Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, who is visiting St. George on the occasion of its 100th … [Read more...]

George Florovsky and Christian Hellenism

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This is the fifth lecture about Orthodoxy and Hellenism held at St. Vladimir's Seminary last spring. Mr. Brandon Gallaher, D.Phil. Candidate, University of Oxford, UK speaks on "George Florovsky and Christian Hellenism." Read about the seminar on the St. Vladimir's Seminary website. Listen here: … [Read more...]

Hellenism and Byzantium

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Revised, October 6, 2010, 6:40am. I don't know why it is taking OCN all summer to release the lectures on Hellenism and Orthodoxy held at St. Vladimir's Seminary symposium last spring, but another one was finally posted. Dr. James Skedros, the Michael G. and Anastasia Cantonis Professor of Byzantine Studies at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology spoke on "Hellenism and Byzantium." … [Read more...]

Address by Abp. Demetrios at SVS Orthodoxy & Hellenism Conference

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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 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...]

Greek lobby gives Obama a C-/D+

Hellenic News of America Summary: So ends the first year of Obama's historical presidency, average, uneventful and full of broken promises. What the next three years will have in store no one truly knows, maybe change can still come to America. Just maybe. . . . Read the full report here. … [Read more...]

Fr. George Nicozisin: The Mission of the Greek Orthodox Church in America

Fr. George Nicozisin was one of the most respected clergy in the Greek Orthodox Church of the last generation. Reading through this essay he wrote a while back (I could not find the date), you can see why. There were (and presumably still are) men who understood the evangelical mission of the Orthodox Church. Fr. George was such a man. Read through the essay and see how some leaders used to think, … [Read more...]

Archbishop Hilarion: The Church has been granted the Primate required by our troubled time

Compare the vision expressed below with recurring missteps like Orphangate, the uncritical embrace of global warming activism, assertions of ethnic supremacy (Hellenism uber alles?), the flattering of politicians, and the like and ask yourself: --Who really gets it? --Who has the better grasp of the crisis in Western culture? --Who really comprehends that any resolution to that crisis is moral … [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...]

Archbishop Hilarion of Volokolamsk: “The work of the Church is always mission-oriented because mission is a vocation of the Church”

The more I read what is coming out of the Russian Orthodox Church (ROC), the clearer it becomes that they understand the culture within the Church and outside of it. The ROC will emerge as the world leader of Orthodoxy because it comprehends that the crisis in Western culture, including Russia, is primarily moral and speak to it with clarity. Note this paragraph: Archbishop Hilarion added that … [Read more...]