September 22, 2014

Metropolitan Hilarion Accuses West of Leaving Egypt Christians in the Lurch

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The Episcopal Assembly could be in the forefront of this. Moscow, November 1, Interfax - Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, the head of the Synodal Department for External Church Relations has accused the West of failing to stand up for Egyptian Christians during recent violence against them and has slammed Western governments for putting economic interests before human life. "Despite … [Read more...]

Frank Schaeffer’s Fundamentalist Fakery

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From the article: "Schaeffer’s Orthodox history might be inconvenient to him today because based on the Church’s teachings — sanctity of life, sexuality, marriage, a hyper-patriarchal priesthood — it looks a lot like the dimwitted “Taliban” Christians and “fundamentalists” that Schaeffer spends so much time denouncing of late. Then again, you can hardly go around advertising the fact that you … [Read more...]

Orthodox Evangelist Preaches the Gospel to All Nations [VIDEO]

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From the Gospel to All Nations site: Gospel To All Nations (GTAN), led by Fr. Maximus Urbanowicz, is working to fulfill the Great Commission by taking the “Good News” of Jesus Christ and His Church to all the nations of the world. As part of the Orthodox Church in America (OCA), under the omophorion and with the blessing of, His Beatitude, Metropolitan JONAH, Gospel To All Nations actively … [Read more...]

Abp Chaput: New York Times, CNN, MSNBC Can’t be Trusted on Abortion, Faith

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These are words some self-styled Orthodox commentators on Church and society would do well to heed. From the article: “In the United States, our battles over abortion, family life, same-sex marriage, and other sensitive issues have led to ferocious public smears and legal threats not only of Catholics, but also against Mormons, evangelicals, and other religious believers,” he said. “And with … [Read more...]

An interview with the Creator of “Good Guys Wear Black”

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HT: OrthodoxNet Blog and Byzantine, TX Fr. John A. Peck serves at St. George Orthodox Church in Prescott, AZ and is already well known as the administrator of the “Preachers Institute” and “Journey to Orthodoxy” websites. Recently he launched a site called “Good Guys Wear Black,” which aims to provide a resource for men discerning their vocation to the priesthood. Fr. John was kind enough to … [Read more...]

Eastern Christian New Media Awards

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Nominations are open best blogs or websites in all sorts of categories. Voting starts in a week. … [Read more...]

Benedict’s Creative Minority

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Ok, I'm back. Had some stuff I had to catch up on but that's done! Some great essays coming down the pike. Note the mention of Met. Hilarion in this piece. Also note the reference to Toynbee (a great historian) and his thesis that civilizations die from suicide, not external assault, and then read Malcolm Muggeridge's essay "The Great Liberal Death Wish." I told you this would be good. By … [Read more...]

Met. Jonah: Why I signed the Manhattan Declaration

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Met. Jonah explains why he signed the Manhattan Declaration. H/T Peter and Helen Evans Interviewer: Why did you sign the Manhattan Declaration? Met. Jonah: ...I believe in the same basic principles that are enunciated in the Manhattan Declaration. I believe also that many of them are the basic teachings of the Church regarding human life and how we are supposed to live -- first … [Read more...]

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on CBS 60 Minutes: Text and video

Watch CBS News Videos Online Also see video "extras" on CBS site. Transcript from CBS via National Herald: Text of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew's interview on CBS's '60 Minutes' (CBS) Would it surprise you to learn that one of the world's most important Christian leaders, second only to the pope, lives in a country where 99 percent of the population is Muslim? His name is Bartholomew, … [Read more...]

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: ‘I feel crucified’

Watch CBS News Videos Online (CBS) -- Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the leader of the 300 million-member Orthodox Christian Church, feels "crucified" living in Turkey under a government he says would like to see his nearly 2,000-year-old Patriarchate die out. His All Holiness speaks to 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon for a story to be broadcast this Sunday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. … [Read more...]

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on 60 Minutes

The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle announced today that Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew "will be featured on the CBS News program 60 Minutes reported by Bob Simon, scheduled to air on Sunday, December 20, 2009 at 7 p.m. EST. The segment will focus on the Orthodox Church, the most ancient Christian church, and its development from its earliest years to modern times in what is now the Republic of … [Read more...]

The Medium is not the Message

OrthodoxNet.com editor Chris Banescu has posted a brilliant response to a priest's criticism of Web communications: The many faults Fr. George finds with the Internet and the blogosphere are mostly true, but morally meaningless. Yes, the web and instant Internet communications can suffer from all the troubles and ills he outlined. Yes, free men will abuse their freedom and lie and insult. … [Read more...]