October 23, 2014

Abp. Chaput: The American Experience and Global Religious Liberty

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Read the essay below and you will understand why Orthodox Triumphalism is a dead end. The author is a Roman Catholic Archbishop and has an incisive grasp of American cultural and political history that applies as easily to American Orthodox as it does to American Catholics. We Orthodox don't really grapple with what it means to be Orthodox in America, not much anyway. Instead we substitute ideas … [Read more...]

Russian Orthodox Leader Stands for Principle

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Here we see it unfolding. Orthodox Christianity has much to give the world, and it begins with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and a vigorous defense of biblical teaching through the wisdom and experience of our Orthodox tradition. And the teachings must be clear on the foundational issues that determine whether a culture and people lives or dies: the sanctity of life, marriage and family, sexuality, … [Read more...]

The Hidden Anti-Semitism of Christopher Hitchens and the New Atheists

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Source: OrthodoxyToday.org | George C. Michalopulos   Christopher Hitchens, perhaps the most famous of the New Atheists, has spent the better part of the past year engaging in a series of well-publicized debates, inveighing with his typical eloquence against theism in all its forms. Most of his correspondents have been Christians. Men such as Dinesh D’Souza, Bill Dembski, Tony … [Read more...]

Peter and Helen Evans: Bishops wont act? Ask for a blessing, then do it yourself!

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Peter and Helen Evans edit the Politics and Prayer website. We read comments on this blog and also hear people complaining that "the Bishops should proclaim..." a Day of Prayer or March for Life or any number of semi-public events. Let us suggest that we don't have to wait for a proclamation. We don't have to wait to be told what to do. Various cities around the United States are having their … [Read more...]

Is Europe waking up from its multi-cultural inebriation?

Austrian MP Ewald Stadler speaks to the position of the Turkish Ambassador and tells off some of his colleagues. During this, he addresses the lack of outrage when Catholic Archbishop Luigi Padovese was killed in Turkey and mentions the priests who have been killed. Stadler is certainly not an indifferent Catholic! … [Read more...]

Family of Shadows

Source: Front Page Magazine Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Garin K. Hovannisian, a graduate of UCLA and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. A writer living in Los Angeles and Yerevan, Armenia, he has written for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, and Frontpage Magazine. He is the author of the new investigative memoir, Family of Shadows: A Century of Murder, … [Read more...]

Patsourakos: Turkey Must End Its Control of Northern Cyprus

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George Patsourakos, commentator on the AOI blog and editor of the Theology and Society blog, argues Turkey must end its occupation of Cyprus. Source: Theology and Society For the first time since Turkey invaded the island of Cyprus in 1974, it was revealed by a former Turkish general this week that Turks secretly and intentionally burned down at least one mosque on the island at that … [Read more...]

OCF to Present Interfaith Debate at University of Maryland

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Ladies and gentlemen, brothers and sisters, light your candles! Source: Antiochian.org The Orthodox Christian Fellowship of UMBC, in collaboration with the Secular Student Association of UMBC, is excited to present to the campus community and the general public a debate entitled, “The Source of Human Morality: Interfaith Debate.” How do we define morality? Do people need God to be moral? If … [Read more...]

Saint John Chrysostom and 21st Century Christians

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Taken from a lecture by Fr. Josiah Trenham and republished on Mystagogy. From Mystagogy: [The following portion of a lecture (all of which I recommend to be read) delivered by the Very Reverend Josiah Trenham in 2007 I found to be a very edifying piece on how Christians can implement at least some of the counsels of St. John Chrysostom into our own lives today. Of course, this is by no … [Read more...]

Mosque of conquest?

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On Sept. 11, 2001, Muslim terrorists attacked the most prominent spot in America, the World Trade Center. In less than 10 years, the number of mosques in New York City has skyrocketed to over 140. Source: World Net Daily By William J. Federer Muslim groups are proposing a 13-story $100 million mosque in the most prominent spot in America – the heart of downtown New York City … [Read more...]

A Mosque in New York for a Christian Church in Mecca

Source: Pajamas Media The principal mosque in Rome has a surface area of 30,000 square meters and can hold thousands of believers. The Christian church of Mecca has a surface area of zero square meters and can hold zero believers. In fact, there is no Christian church in Mecca. In other words, Rome is an open city and Mecca is a closed city. There has never been opposition by Muslims to the … [Read more...]

Colson: Christians and Civil Disobedience

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