‘Erdoğan saved future of Greek Orthodox Patriarchate

Source: Today's Zaman The spokesperson of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, Father Dositheos Anağnostopulos, has said Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan saved the future of the patriarchate by offering Turkish citizenship to a number of archbishops in 2009. In an interview with the Star daily, Anağnos-topulos said there were 12 archbishops on the patriarchate's Spiritual Board at the … [Read more...]

Pan-Orthodox Synod Postponed Over Differences Between Churches [CLOSED]

Below is a total breakdown of the Chambesy meeting. The reporter's sources are usually in the Phanar, which explains this paragraph: This disagreement, therefore, has revealed that two camps have formed in the Orthodox world. That of Constantinople, which draws within its sphere the patriarchates of Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem, Sofia, Belgrade, Churches of Greek language and culture, and the … [Read more...]

Quad City Times: Archbishop talks about DNA, faith

Source: Quad City Times Genetics and faith. The 100-year-old staying power of St. George Greek Orthodox Church, Rock Island, is all about DNA and believing - just as it is for the church as a whole. That is one of the messages being delivered this weekend by Archbishop Demetrios of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, who is visiting St. George on the occasion of its 100th … [Read more...]

George Florovsky and Christian Hellenism

This is the fifth lecture about Orthodoxy and Hellenism held at St. Vladimir's Seminary last spring. Mr. Brandon Gallaher, D.Phil. Candidate, University of Oxford, UK speaks on "George Florovsky and Christian Hellenism." Read about the seminar on the St. Vladimir's Seminary website. Listen here: … [Read more...]

Hellenism and Byzantium

Revised, October 6, 2010, 6:40am. I don't know why it is taking OCN all summer to release the lectures on Hellenism and Orthodoxy held at St. Vladimir's Seminary symposium last spring, but another one was finally posted. Dr. James Skedros, the Michael G. and Anastasia Cantonis Professor of Byzantine Studies at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology spoke on "Hellenism and Byzantium." … [Read more...]