Editorials

WHEN DIVINITY MEETS HUMANITY

By Chor-Episcopos Dr. Kyriakos of Chicago, Chief Editor We hear the Christmas story every year during the month of December. What we hear is the story of purely mundane things. We hear about a couple looking for a lodge in an emergency situation; the young woman was in her full term of pregnancy and was…

CHRISTOS ANESTE, ALITHOS ANESTE! CHRIST IS RISEN, INDEED HE IS RISEN!

-Chor-Episcopos Dr. Kyriakos of Chicago- The Orthodox Churches, both Eastern and Oriental, celebrate the feast of the Resurrection of Jesus this year on April 27. Unfortunately the Orthodox Church of Malankara and the Armenian Church in the Middle East are the only Churches that permit the observance of Easter according to the Gregorian calendar of…

Keynote Address By His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew To the Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches

(Geneva 22-01-2016) Your Beatitudes and beloved Brothers in the Lord, Primates of the local most holy Orthodox Churches and venerable representatives of brother Primates precluded from participating in this Synaxis, together with Your honorable entourages.             Welcome to this sacred place of our most holy Church of Constantinople, this Center dedicated to the service of…

2012 Patriarchal Encyclical for Pascha

2012 Paschal Editorial: We chose to print the following 2012 Paschal Encyclical of His All-Holiness Bartholomew I to take the place of our regular editorial for this season because of its cogency of content and pastoral impact. We print this in this section as this great archpastoral letter is more meaningful for our readers than…

EPISCOPAL ELECTION IN THE ORTHODOX SYRIAN CHURCH OF MALANKARA- INDIA

PRACTICES OF A SISTER ORIENTAL ORTHODOX CHURCH MIGHT HELP THE CHURCH OF MALANKARA -Chor-Episcopos Dr. Kyriakos of Chicago Next month (September 2008) the Church of Malankara is electing seven new diocesan bishops and the whole process is tainted with a lot of criticisms and confusions. In this connection, we would like to use this editorial…

WILL THE TRUE CHURCH STAND UP?

By Katherine G. Valone Pope Benedict XVI of Rome issued an important statement on July 10, 2007 stating that Our Lord Jesus Christ established one Church on earth, which is the Roman Church and that other communities “cannot be called ‘churches’ in the proper sense”, because they do not have apostolic succession – the ability…

A NEW PENTECOST IN CHICAGO

By Chor-Episcopos Dr. Kyriakos of Chicago God’s grace was abundantly showered upon the people of God at an Orthodox Conference held at the Carmelite Retreat Center in Darien, a suburb of Chicago, from May 31 through June 3, 2007. This Conference was sponsored by the Brotherhood St. Moses the Black, and it was called the…

SACRED MESSAGES OF PASCHA

Orthodox Pascha- April 8, 2007 By Katherine G. Valone CHRIST HAS DIED; CHRIST IS RISEN; CHRIST WILL COME AGAIN!!! The supreme object of his coming was to bring about the resurrection of the body. This was to be the monument to his victory over death, the assurance to all that he had himself conquered corruption…

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