‘A Patriarch in Dire Straits’

At the Acton Institute, where I labor as communications director, I published a commentary pegged to Patriarch Bartholomew’s forthcoming book, “Encountering the Mystery.” The commentary was also picked up by the Assyrian News Agency. Read the full commentary here. In 1971, the Turkish government shut down Halki, the partriarchal seminary on Heybeliada Island in the […]

Conflicted Hearts: Social Justice and Orthodoxy

Conflicted Hearts: Orthodox Christians and Social Justice in an Age of Globalization, my article on economics and social justice, has been posted on the AGAIN Magazine Web site. Read the full article here. Just as there is no real understanding of many bioethical issues without a general grasp of underlying medical technology, there is no […]

Amazing Grace — Nana Mouskouri

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me. I once was lost but now am found, Was blind, but now I see. T’was Grace that taught my heart to fear. And Grace, my fears relieved. How precious did that Grace appear The hour I first believed. Through many dangers, toils and […]

Day on Mt. Athos

Recent Comments An Orthodox Appraisal of Political Correctness, Sexual Anarchy, Cultural… [11] Michael Bauman Mr. Porter, what you describe is the struggle for each of us…Jan 13, 7:12 PM Bill Porter Mr. Bauman, I appreciate your comments and I agree. This paper started…Jan 13, 4:58 PM Michael Bauman Elder Sophrony’s famous dictum to stare into […]

An Orthodox Balm for Europe

Dr. Nicolai Petro, professor of politics at the University of Rhode Island, speaks on the growth of Orthodoxy in Eastern Europe after the fall of Communism and what that growth could mean for the political and cultural future of Europe. Also, Rod Dreher, a columnist with the Dallas Morning News, discusses religion and politics in […]

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