Rod Dreher: What’s So Appealing About Orthodoxy?

Source: Washington Post I came to Orthodoxy in 2006, a broken man. I had been a devoutly observant and convinced Roman Catholic for years, but had my faith shattered in large part by what I had learned as a reporter covering the sex abuse scandal. It had been my assumption that my theological convictions would protect the core of my faith through any trial, but the knowledge I struggled with … [Read more...]

Chris Banescu: America Slouching Towards Fiscal Armageddon

Chris Banescu, a frequent contributor to the Observer and noted blogmeister in the Orthodox world (who irritates the liberals to no end), has a new article published on American Thinker today. Good work Chris! Source: American Thinker and America is in grave danger. Our government's out-of-control spending and our politicians' refusal to implement meaningful budget … [Read more...]

Greek Star: Bishop Demetrios Attends Signing of Death Penalty Abolition Bill

Source: Greek Star On March 9, Governor Pat Quinn signed legislation to end the death penalty in Illinois. In attendance was Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos, Chancellor of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Chicago, and spiritual advisor to the last prisoner executed in the state. Bishop Demetrios praised the decision of the Governor to sign the bill and commute the remaining sentences of 15 … [Read more...]

What Can Evangelicals and Orthodox Learn from One Another? [AUDIO]

Met. Timothy Ware: "We Orthodox have the fullness of the faith but we do not live it out. Our treasures remain hidden and we do not live up to what we should be doing...Orthodox Christians are nominal and formal in their faith." A lecture delivered at North Park University in Chicago in Feb of 2011 with His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, Professor Emeritus in Eastern Orthodox Studies at … [Read more...]

John Couretas. Greek Patriarch: No Nukes

With the terrible human toll from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami catastrophe only now being comprehended, and the grave follow on crisis at the country’s nuclear power plants unfolding by the hour, the anti-nuclear power crowd has already begun issuing statements such as the one Greenpeace put out saying that “nuclear power cannot ever be safe.” Predictably, reports … [Read more...]