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A REVIEW OF ALL THE FULLNES OF GOD

By Bonnie Thurston John G. Panagiotou Review By John Panagiotou In Biblical scholar Bonnie Thurston’s latest offering to the study of the Scriptures All the Fullness of God: The Christ of Colossians, we are given a wonderful analysis of the theology of the Apostle Paul in his writing of this epistle to the first century…

“JERUSALEM IN JUDAISM AND CHRISTIANITY”

Winter 2018 Ecumenical Patriarchate-IJCIC: Celebrating 40 Years of Dialogue (Jerusalem, December 5, 2017) Address By His All-Holiness Bartholomew Your Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem, Eminences, Excellencies, Distinguished participants, Dear friends, It is an honor to address this historic conference in which we celebrate forty years of dialogue between Orthodoxy and Judaism. We congratulate His Eminence…

“2017 – Islamic Solidarity Year: Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue” (Baku, December 21, 2017)

Winter 2018 Message of His All-Holiness Bartholomew Delivered by His Eminence Metropolitan Emmanuel of France On behalf of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, we would like to congratulate you on the occasion of the International Conference entitled: “2017 – Islamic Solidarity Year: Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue”. We would especially like to thank His Excellency, Mr. Ilham Aliyev,…

The Nativity of Christ

Light of Light, Brightness of the Father, You have made the whole creation shine with joy! December 25, 2017 (Hymn of Vespers of the Feast) 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 Distinguished Archons…

A Review of Bonnie Thurston’s All the Fullness of God: The Christ of Colossians

by John G. Panagiotou John G. Panagiotou John Panagiotou – OCP News Service – 11/3/18 Buy a Copy on Amazon In Biblical scholar Bonnie Thurston’s latest offering to the study of the Scriptures All the Fullness of God: The Christ of Colossians, we are given a wonderful analysis of the theology of the Apostle Paul…

A Review of John McKinney’s Hiking the Holy Mountain: Tales of Monks and Miracles on the Trails of Mount Athos

By John G. Panagiotou 10 April 2018 Sometimes a book defies categorization or description for that matter. John McKinney’s Hiking the Holy Mountain: Tales of Monks and Miracles on the Trails of Mount Athos, Greece does those things and more. At first glance, one would think that this yet another mundane (and even boring) hiking…

“A Common Christian Agenda for the Common Good”

ADDRESS BY HIS ALL-HOLINESS ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH BATHOLOMEW (Vatican, May 26, 2018) Spring 2018 Your Eminence Cardinal Parolin, Your Eminences, Excellencies, Reverend Fathers, and Distinguished audience, We would like to express our wholehearted gratitude and appreciation to the President of the “Centesimus Annus Pro Pontifice Foundation” for extending to us a kind invitation on the occasion…

The Quest for Orthodox–Assyrian Alliance

Spring 2018 George Alexander – OCP News Service- (Dept. of Church Research and Studies – Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE) – 26/1/18 Introduction To be frank, any kind of Orthodox – Assyrian Church alliance seems to be a distant dream. However, it is always good to keep our hopes high and keep praying for the distant dream….

Orthodox Christian Civic Duty At A General Election

How An Orthodox Christian Should Form His Conscience To Exercise His Voting Rights at the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election By Chor-Episcopos Dr. Kyriakos of Chicago, Chief Editor VOLUME XX                                                    …

A CHURCH FIRED UP FOR THE CONSECRATION OF ITS DREAM TEMPLE OF WORSHIP: THE STORY OF ST. THOMAS ORTHODOX CHURCH, THE FIRST MALANKARA ORTHODOX SYRIAN CHURCH IN CHICAGO

By Chor-Episcopos Kuriakos Thottupuram. Ph.D., D.D. As a high school student this writer wanted to do his higher studies at Oxford University, because he had read about the learned men who were educated at Oxford and became scholars.   When he was an undergraduate student he realized that he needed more financial resources to realize this…

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