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QUESTION: HOW DO I RESPOND TO MUSLIMS’ OBJECTIONS OF JESUS?

Winter Issue Question: Often when I’m out doing street evangelism I speak to Muslims. Many Muslims bring up the problem they have with Jesus being God in the physical flesh (as Colossians:1:15 says) because they say that the Second Commandment prohibits any images of God. What is a good response to this concern? Response: The…

Patriarchates of Constantinople and Moscow Clash on Canonicity of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Winter Issue (Relevant Parts of a document from www.mospat,ru) In the message to Patriarch Bartholomew, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church urged him to refuse to participate in the political adventure of legalizing the schism in Ukraine. His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople sent a letter to His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All…

Patriarchal Proclamation of Christmas (2018)

Winter Issue + B A R T H O L O M E W By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church Grace, Mercy and Peace from the Savior Christ Born in Bethlehem Venerable brothers and beloved children in the Lord, We glorify the Most-Holy and All-Merciful…

Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for the Feast of Saint Basil and the New Year 2019

Winter Issue Protocol No. 01/19 I can do all things in Christ Who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13) January 1, 2019 Feast of Saint Basil and New Year To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Communities, the…

Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II Opens New Archdiocesan Residence in Erbil

Winter Issue Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – Jan 27,19 On January 26, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II inaugurated the new Archdiocesan Residence in Erbil. An official celebration was organized for the occasion. It was attended by His Beatitude and Eminence Cardinal Louis Raphaël I Sako Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, and His…

St. Thomas & the Native Judeo-Dravidian Malankara Nasrani Church: A Brief Overview

Winter Issue Malankara Moopan (various photos). From Left- Wooden carving at the St. Thomas Orthodox Cathedral, Karthigappally, Statute excavated at Neelamperoor and Carving at the St. Mary’s Orthodox Church, Niranam. By George Alexander Center for Orthodox Studies (COS) Chief Consultant – Jeevan Philip Special Courtesy- Archdeacon Tesfa Michael Williams, Fr. Dr. Jossi Jacob (Chief Editor’s…

Coptic Bishop in Africa explains how ISIS killed ISIS

Winter Issue The Media Project – Paul Glader – 24/1/2019 JOHANNESBURG — Bishop Antonious Markos isn’t slowing down at age 82, having planted Coptic churches across Sub-Saharan Africa and helped lead an expansion of the Christian message to Coptic youth worldwide. Bishop Markos welcomed members of The Media Project (Paul Glader, Emeke Izeze, Wesley Parnell…

MESSAGE By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Winter Issue To the United Nations Conference of the Parties (COP 24) (Poland, December 3-14, 2018) Dear and distinguished friends, We are pleased to send this brief greeting of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the members of the United Nations Conference of the Parties and to all people of good will assembling in Poland this year…

Patriarchates of Constantinople and Moscow Clash on Canonicity of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church

Winter 2019 (Relevant Parts of a document from www.mospat,ru) In the message to Patriarch Bartholomew, the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church urged him to refuse to participate in the political adventure of legalizing the schism in Ukraine. His Holiness Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople sent a letter to His Holiness Patriarch of Moscow and All…

Memory Eternal – Bishop Athanasios Akunda of Kisumu & All Western Kenya

Winter 2019 +Memory Eternal+ Kenya: His Grace Bishop Athanasios Akunda of Kisumu and all Western Kenya of the Greek Orthodox Alexandrian Patriarchate has entered eternal rest. The Prelate passed away at the St. Vincent Hospital, Worcester Massachusetts, the USA after battling a severe illness. May His Soul Rest in Eternal Peace!!! Biography of the late…

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