Dialogue on Katyn Massacre between the Russian Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches

This is a compelling interview, although the promise towards reconciliation it offered may be delayed, or worse, cut short, with the terrible airplane crash of Polish dignitaries near Moscow yesterday. They were flying to Russia to commemorate the Katyn Massacre (called "tragedy" below), and, if the interview below is accurate, look for some common ground to heal this grave wound of historical … [Read more...]

Pascha in a Russian Soccer Stadium

H/T: Mystagogy Moscow, 5 April 2010, Interfax - Fans greeted each other on Easter at a Sunday evening soccer match at Moscow Lokomotiv stadium. At the beginning of the second half of the match thousands of fans of Dynamo team started chanting "Christ is Risen!", an Interfax correspondent reports. Thousands of fans of Lokomotiv teeam on the opposite side of the stadium responded by … [Read more...]

The Sounds of Silence?

A contributor who asked to remain anonymous sent me this piece earlier. It asks why we have not heard more about the Episcopal Assemblies being held next week. ++++++++++ Around six months ago, SCOBA issued a press release indicating that the first ever Episcopal Assembly for North America would take place during the Pentecostal season of 2010. Much was made of the fact that this would be the … [Read more...]

GOA Abp. Demetrios attends Easter breakfast at White House

GREEK ORTHODOX ARCHDIOCESE OF AMERICA 8-10 East 79th St. New York, NY 10075-0106 * Tel: (212) 570-3530 Fax: (212) 774-0237 www.goarch.org - Email: communications@goarch.org Contact: PRESS OFFICE Stavros Papagermanos pressoffice@goarch.org April 7, 2010 ARCHBISHOP DEMETRIOS ATTENDS EASTER PRAYER BREAKFAST AT WHITE HOUSE WASHINGTON – His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America … [Read more...]

Podcast – Evangelism and Orthodoxy

Addition: Just listened to the entire podcast. I'm giving AOI readers an assignment: listen to this podcast. +++++++++ Does the Church merely provide religious lubrication for secular pursuits? All too often it does, answers Fr. Andrew Damick in his latest "Road to Emmaeus" podcast. The belief that "evangelism is not something the Orthodox Church does, or should be doing" is the overwhelming … [Read more...]