October 25, 2014

Vatican Hosts Russian Concert

Pope Benedict at Russian Concert

Pope John-Paul II, long before the fall of Communism said that the spiritual renewal of Western Europe would come from Russia. These were prophetic words as it turns out, but at the time many culture watchers thought they were the idealistic ramblings of a dreamer. Who would have thought just a few short decades ago the brutal tyranny of Communism would fall, collapsing under its own … [Read more...]

The Passions in Orthodox perception are deeply imbued with the theme of the Resurrection and radiant Paschal joy

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This is a good interview in its own right. Note that the title attributed to Constantinople is "First Bishop of the Orthodox Church." Note too the overall sobriety in Met. Hilarion's tone. Metropolitan Hilarion’s interview to the Romfea.gr church news portal. - Your Eminence, I would like to begin with a question about your oratorio which has been recently performed in the church of Agia … [Read more...]

Abp. Hilarion elevated to Metropolitan

Met. Hilarion

Archbishop Hilarion, an emerging and clear voice in world Orthodoxy was elevated to Metropolitan in Russia recently. See pictures here. … [Read more...]

Church Landscape Begins to Change in North America

Ed. We tend to avoid speculation at AOI blog but this tidbit caught our eye. HT: Orthodox England. As a result of a teleconference on 1 July, the Holy Synod of the Orthodox Church in America has divided its Washington and New York Diocese into two. This means that it has changed the title of its head, Metropolitan Jonah. He is now to be known as ‘Archbishop of Washington and Metropolitan of all … [Read more...]