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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…

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,…

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