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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…

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…

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