Greek Orthodoxy, the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and the Church in the USA

Download pdf. Greek Orthodoxy, the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and the Church in the USA1 V. Rev. Archimandrite Elpidophoros Lambriniadis Chief Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Venerable Hierarchs, Rev. Dr. John Behr, Dean, Reverend Clergy, Brothers and Sisters, It is a particular privilege and pleasure to be among you today, in the academic halls of … [Read more...]

The “Myth” of Unity: A Response to a 2009 Address Given at St Vladimir’s Seminary

George Michalopulos, prolific contributor to the Orthodox blog, essayist, and keen critic of Orthodox culture and politics wrote an essay challenging some of the conclusions offered by Matthew Namee at the Symposium on Orthodox Unity held at St. Vladimir Seminary on June, 20, 2009. Read his abstract below. The full article can be found on Orthodoxy Today. Read it, then return here for … [Read more...]

Mattingly: The Orthodox question for 2010

By TERRY MATTINGLY - Scripps Howard News Service | tmatt.net The first Orthodox missionaries to reach Alaska traveled with the early Russian explorers and, in 1794, a party of monks established the Orthodox Christian Mission to America. [...] "Before the 1920s, there was only one jurisdiction in North America -- that of the Russian Orthodox Church, which, as we know, was open to ... the … [Read more...]

There is No Diaspora, Metropolitan Philip Says, Questions the Purpose of the Bishops Assembly

The warrior is back! Met. Philip cuts to the heart of some of the nonsense around the Episcopal Assembly. Some highlights: There is no Diaspora here. We decided in 1994 with the late Archbishop Iakovos. We rejected the term Diaspora for North America. I am going to propose the rejection of this term Diaspora The non-recognition of the OCA by Constantinople and Antioch is hypocrisy. … [Read more...]

The Bishops Are Coming To New York, As Complex Diaspora Question Looms

Read closely. What are the greatest fears? The autocephaly of the OCA (wild card) and the Ligonier Council (precedent). The times are changing folks. The lumbering bureaucratic structures that have sublimated the nascent creativity and energy of American Orthodoxy under the weight Old World self-interest might be loosing their grip. There is more anxiety here than is being … [Read more...]

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