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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 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….

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…

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