Orthodox Christian Statement Opposing Military Action Against Syria

opf-logo

I've had my disagreements with the Orthodox Peace Fellowship (OPF) in the past mostly over their stand that pacifism is a viable option in addressing conflicts between people and nations. Pacifism is a coherent and honorable moral position but only for the individual. It cannot be imposed involuntarily and succeeds only when the larger promise of protection by non-pacifists exists. … [Read more...]

Pat. Bartholomew: No to Homosexual Marriage

Pat. Bartholomew

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew expressed in unequivocal terms that the Orthodox Church cannot sanction same-sex marriage. This is bound to make some of the Orthodox Progressives squirm because there is no room for doubt, no artificial distinction between Church and society where the moral teaching applies to the former but not the latter, where there is a different ontology implied for those … [Read more...]

An Open Letter from His Eminence Metropolitan Philip to President Obama

Metropolitan Phillip

Metropolitan Philip is the leader of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese. September 6, 2013 President Barack Obama, The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC Dear Mr. President: We write to you with a heavy heart having heard the recent news of the attack on the ancient Christian city of Maaloula, Syria by the rebel forces. This city houses one of the … [Read more...]

Orthodox Christians Respond to LGBT Protest With Joint Prayer of Clergy and Laity

protest

The Patriarchal Parishes in the USA and the Russian Church Abroad View pictures of the protest. Source: Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia Clergymen and laity of the Moscow Patriarchate and the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia responded to an LGBT protest with joint prayers. On Sunday, August 25, 2013, a protest was held before St Nicholas Patriarchal Cathedral in San … [Read more...]

How the West is Helping to Destroy Christianity in Syria

pic-1

Source: Alfred the Great Society | Robin Phillips Syrian Christianity goes back to the earliest days of the Christian faith, with language, traditions and practices that have remained largely unchanged since the time of Christ. Despite popular misconceptions, the nation of Syria is not an Islamic state. The Christian population living in Syria has enjoyed a measure of stability under the … [Read more...]

Metropolitan Hilarion Believes that Western Countries Tend to Dictatorship

met-hilarion-profile

Secularization disguised as democratization released a colossal energy of subordination to power in the European states. Met. Hilarion below affirms a thesis I developed in the essay "Homosexual Marriage at the Dusk of Liberty" where I argue that the legal codification of homosexual "marriage" effectively establishes the State as both the source and judge of human morality. This breathtaking … [Read more...]

Coptic Pope Blasts Muslim Brotherhood, US, EU. Is Washington Listening?

egypt-1

Source: Assyrian News Agency | Mary Abdelmassih The Pope is at the top of the Islamists' assassination list. (AINA) -- Since ex-president Morsy's ouster on July 3, attacks on Egyptian Christians by members of the Muslim Brotherhood have taken place in most governorates across Egypt. These attacks have escalated since security forces ended the pro-Morsy protests in central Cairo on August … [Read more...]

‘Tolerance’ is a Demanding Mistress

st-nicholas-cathedral

Coming soon to a parish near you. From the ". . .veteran gay and AIDS human rights advocate Michael Petrelis. Based in San Francisco since 1995." Gays to Picket San Francisco's Pro-Putin Russian Church Source: The Petrelis Files Who: BoycottRussianVodka.com and Gays Without Borders What: Picket line and speak out Where: St Nicholas Cathedral (pictured) Location: 2005 - 15th … [Read more...]

The “Arab Spring” and the Plight of the Coptic Christian

coptic-church-burning

By Abbott Tryphon Coptic is the Pharoes’ name for “Egyptian,“ a little appreciated echo of the fact that all of Egypt was once a Coptic, Christian nation. For seven centuries Egypt was a Christian nation, until the Arab Islamic invasion in the seventh century. When President Obama came to Cairo in 2009 for his first major speech on foreign affairs, he thought his charisma would be enough, … [Read more...]

George Gilder Has A Very Big, Economy Boosting Idea

binary-universe

You've heard me assert elsewhere that just as Marx and Freud have fallen, so will Darwin. And by it I mean Darwinian creation mythology, particulary the idea that the universe is random. Think of it this way: if the universe was indeed random at the outset, then where did the laws that govern matter come from? They could not have existed apart from matter because in that case the universe would … [Read more...]

A Good Priest can be Recognized by the Way His People are Annointed

stole

Change the word "Mass" to "Divine Liturgy" and the counsel of Pope Francis below could have been spoken by an Orthodox pastor. The Pope is absolutely correct. The Gospel and the love and grace of Christ who is revealed through the preaching of it has to reach people where they are. And the prayers, they are so important. Pray with the people who need prayer. Don't just talk to them about … [Read more...]

Antiochian Orthodox Church Affirms Traditional Marriage

antiochian-logo-thumb

- A resolution affirming heterosexual marriage was passed unanimously at the Antiochian Convention in July of this year. I was present when the resolution came to the floor and would have tweaked it a bit by using the term "sex" instead of "gender" (the collapse of sex -- biological particularity -- into gender is one of the great confusions of our age); establishing the moral ground of natural … [Read more...]

Top