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Homily By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew During the Divine Liturgy at the Church of St. Paul

Your Beatitudes and most honorable Brothers in Christ, Primates and Venerable Representatives of the Most Holy Orthodox Churches, Beloved and precious children in the Lord, blessed people of God, Assembled here during these days at this sacred Center of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Chambésy for the sessions of the Synaxis of the Primates of the…

The Conflict Between ‘Charismatic’ and ‘Academic’ Theology Not New in Orthodox Christianity

By John G. Panagiotou In the New Testament, the Apostle Paul writes to his spiritual son Timothy about the “deposit of faith” (in Greek, paradosis) which has been handed down from Christ to His Apostles, to their disciples and to their successors.1 What is this “deposit” in its essence? The Apostle tells us this is the “Good…

Scholars in Non-Orthodox Schools

Your All-Holiness, Your Eminences, Graces, Reverend Fathers and Professors, Most All-Holy Master Bless! We want to thank your All-Holiness for this quite unprecedented invitation. Many of us feel privileged and humbled that we have been invited by our Church to hear of the progress of the Great and Holy Council and to tell you of…

THE MEANING OF GRACE FOR THE CHRISTIAN

By John G. Panagiotou Do Something With Your Life As Christians, we are called to go into the world a little more sensitive, a little more different than when we arrive on this planet at conception. We are called to eternal life in the Kingdom of God with Jesus Christ and to lead others to…

Scholars in Inter-Orthodox, Ecumenical, and Interfaith Action

Your All-Holiness, Thank you for your vision and invitation to share our thoughts with you. Ours is a relatively distinct group.  We are comprised of theologians (priests and practitioners), natural scientists, social scientists and diplomats, and policymakers.  Our group also includes both women and men.  In this sense, our group’s composition speaks to the diversity…

Scholars in Mission, Education and Media

Your All-Holiness, First of all we would like to cordially express our gratitude for having been invited to this meeting, and for the opportunity to present our reflections on these burning issues, notably in the light of the forthcoming Great Synod. It is true that Mission, as proclamation of the Gospel in both word and…

The Epoch of Orthodoxy – An Interview with Abbot Ephraim of Vatopaidi

(By Archimandrite Ephraim) On the 19th of May this year, a meeting occurred between students of Moscow theological schools and Abbot of Athonite monastery Vatopedi, Archimandrite Ephraim. The Vice Dean for Education, Abbot Bassian (Zmejev) received and greeted this respected guest. This was not the first meeting of this kind, since Abbot Ephraim had already…

WAKE-UP CALL

The greatest religious deception ever perpetrated in history was and still is from the hand of the Pope of Rome who perpetuates the false claims that he is the Vicar of Christ and through his primacy and infallibility he rules the “True Church” founded by Christ. He proclaims to the world that we Orthodox Christians…

From the West to the East

An American Pilgrimage to the Orthodox Church by James M. Kushiner I don’t remember when I first became aware that there are other than Roman Catholic or Protestant Christians. There are so many Catholics and so many Protestants in the United States that the Orthodox virtually are an invisible minority to many. When I finally…

Orthodoxy * Greece * and People

By Katherine G. Valone Orthodoxy in the world is alive and well, but, also in some cases suffering great persecution. This is to be expected. The Lord Jesus Christ said that His Church would suffer much and history records “The Suffering Church” that has prevailed. At this point in history it is significant to understand…

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