Editorials

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                                                    …

CRITERIA FOR DECIDING A COMMON DATE FOR PASCHA (EASTER)

OUR APOLOGY  The matter containing the editorials, articles and news to be posted was ready for publication on time; however, due to unavoidable technical reasons this Spring 2016 issue of The Voice of Orthodoxy is coming to you late for about six weeks.  We apologize for the delay.  Thank you for being part of our…

Patriarchal Encyclical For Holy Pascha 2016

Prot. No. 450   † 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, Peace and Mercy from Christ, who has Risen in Glory *** Beloved brothers and sisters in the Lord, We wholeheartedly address you…

CHRISTMAS: PEACE OR SWORD?

By Kuriakos Thottupuram, Ph.D., D.D., Chief Editor The Orthodox Churches generally start their Nativity Fast about forty days before the celebration of the Nativity of the Lord, which is on December 25 or on January 7. However, we do realize that the Syrian churches have only 25 days of fast before the Feast of the…

Christmas 2014 Editorial

INCARNATION: A THEODICEAN PERSPECTIVE By Chor-Episcopos Dr.  Kuriakos of Chicago, Chief Editor Our thesis is that the incarnation of Christ our Lord, the second Person of the Holy Trinity is an ultimate act of love which continues until He reaches the sufferings of crucifixion and gives up His life for the redemption of humanity.  The…

A NEW BRIGHT STAR IN THE EASTERN HORIZON: PATRIARCH IGNATIUS EPHRAIM II

  By Chor-Episcopos Dr. Kyriakos of Chicago, Chief Editor     It was in 2004. In the month of March I was invited to deliver a speech at the World Peace Conference in Turkey organized by the Inter-cultural Dialog Platform for the Advancement of World Peace with the support of the Ministry of Culture and…

Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2014

† BARTHOLOMEW By the mercy of God Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch to the plenitude of the Church Grace, Peace and Mercy from Christ risen in glory Christ is Risen! Come, brethren and children in the Lord, receive the light from the unwaning Light of the Phanar, the Holy Center of the Orthodox, and let us…

RESURRECTION: THE MARK OF A SCARIFICE WELL-ACCEPTED

By Chor-Episcopos Dr. Kyriakos of Chicago, Chief Editor This Holy Week was a period of moving events for the nourishment of the life of every Christian. It commenced with the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem accompanied by a jubilant Jewish crowd that acclaimed Him as the Son of David in order to rule over…

A MODERN APOSTLE OF TRUE ORTHODOXY- KATHERINE VALONE

1932-2012 -By Chor-Episcopos Dr. Kyriakos of Chicago, Chief Editor- (Editor’s Note: We are editorializing the life of Katherine Valone a great Orthodox Christian, who lived primarily for Orthodoxy. She spent all her energy and resources for the Holy Church. Katherine Valone was one of the few who encouraged this writer to get into Orthodox journalism….

Paschal Editorial PASSOVER IS CROSSOVER

By Chor-Episcopos Dr. Kyriakos of Chicago, Chief Editor In Orthodox Christian Theology the most meaningful word after Christ or Jesus is Pascha, which is a Greek rendering of the Aramaic word Pesacha, from which during the very apostolic times Pascha became part of the spoken Greek of the first century. Etymologically, Pesacha comes from the…

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