On Contemporary Narrow Mindedness in Orthodoxy

Source: Mystagogy By Metropolitan Kallistos Ware of DiokleiaAlas, the element of nationalism, of ethnic narrowness, is a fact that we can see very widely in the contemporary Orthodox Church. And it has of course deep historical roots. It is not only a problem of today.Phyletism, setting nationalism above Orthodox catholicity, was defined as a heresy by the Church of Constantinople in 1872. We … [Read more...]

The Left’s sloppy thinking concerning the defense of human life

Source: Wintery Knight Secular leftists (as well as many religious leftists) hold the views they do not because the views are internally coherent, but because they they fear being ostracized by their peers for holding conservative opinions. Moral posturing -- holding politically correct viewpoints -- is more important than clear thinking in the secularist canon. This explains why the moral and … [Read more...]

75 out of every 100 Victims of Religious Intolerance are Christian

Out of every 100 victims of religious intolerance in the world, 75 are Christians. After the terrorist attack on 20 January 2011 in Alexandria, the European Parliament adopted a resolution acknowledging the fact of violation of the rights of Christians. Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, in his interview to Izvestiya daily (Issue 50 (28311), 24 March 2011), speaks of the persecution of … [Read more...]

Vatican: Human Sexuality … Is Not an “Identity”

More arguments for my thesis that "Sexual Orientation" is not an ontological category. GENEVA, MARCH 24, 2011 (Zenit.org).- Here is the address Archbishop Silvano M. Tomasi, permanent representative of the Holy See to the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, delivered Tuesday at the 16th Session of the Human Rights Council on "sexual … [Read more...]

Met. Hilarion Confident Pan-Orthodox Synod will Resume in “Near Future”

Source: Russian Orthodox Church Department for External Church Relations Your Eminence! You have recently led a delegation of the Russian Orthodox Church at the meeting of the Inter-Orthodox Preparatory Commission held in Chambesy near Geneva. Which questions did you discuss? The Inter-Orthodox Preparatory Commission is a working body which prepares the Holy and Great Council of the … [Read more...]

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