Gov. Michael Dukakis on OCN “Politics, Faith, and Integrity”

AOI Observer reader Andrew Estocin asked for a separate posting on the recent interview of Gov. Michael Dukakis on Orthodox Christian Network. I am glad to oblige because, like Andrew, I too have been critical about the lauding of Greek Orthodox politicians by the Greek Orthodox Church without any mention of their often radical positions against the sanctity of life. Dukakis is a Baby Boomer … [Read more...]

Orthodox Bishops Assembly Silent on Moral Issues

By John Couretas - At an October 1970 meeting of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the Americas (SCOBA), which was called to discuss the burning question of an independent American Church, the presiding conference chair Archbishop Iakovos got fed up and quit. Official letters raising the subject of independence had been sent to the “mother Churches” in … [Read more...]

It’ll Get Worse

Source: Salvo | HT: Byzantine, TX IT’LL GET WORSE CAMPAIGN Many brainwashed Christian kids aren’t getting a clear picture of what their lives will be like as openly conservative religious adults. They don’t fully realize that their objections and concerns will be shouted down and that they’ll be ridiculed and bullied in the public square—called hater and bigot and anti-science no matter what … [Read more...]

Bishop Demetrios (GOA) Speaks on Sanctity of Life Sunday in Chicago

Below is the address given by Bishop Demetrios of Mokissos at the Pan-Orthodox Sanctity of Life Vespers held in Chicago on January 22, 2012. To his credit, Bp. Demetrios has been unequivocal in his support of the sanctity of unborn life, including participation in the March for Life in Washington, DC four or five years ago. Bp. Demetrios is also opposed to the death penalty and spoke about … [Read more...]

Met. Jonah Leads Prayer at March for Life

Source: Koinonia As reported earlier on, His Beatitude, Metropolitan Jonah offered the opening prayer during the program that preceded the March for Life here on Monday, January 23, 2012. “Roman Catholic Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, who is in charge of pro-life activities, invited the Orthodox bishops to stand together with the Roman Bishops, as we are of one mind in regards to Life, and … [Read more...]