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The Meaning of Grace for the Christian

By John 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 that…

The Five Tasks of a Theologian in the 21st Century

By John Panagiotou Address delivered at the Opening Convocation of Cummins Theological Seminary, Summerville, South Carolina on September 10, 2016. The students entering seminary to begin their studies might ask “Why such a lofty topic?” “We came to seminary to become pastors and ministers, not scholars or academics.” And to them I respond, “You’re right.”…

Mary: The Example to All Christians

By John G. Panagiotou Mary of Nazareth has been given many titles over the last two millennia. She is called the Virgin Mary, Theotokos (Greek: “Birthgiver of God”), Panagia (Greek: “All Holy One”), the Blessed Mother and Our Lady to name a few. No other woman has achieved such enduring fame and influence than has…

Orthodox Christian Stewardship: What do Jesus, the Bible, and the Church Fathers Say about Tithing and Giving to God?

by John G. Panagiotou VOLUME XX                                                           FALL 2016                                    …

Address for the Opening Session of the Holy and Great Council by His Beatitude Metropolitan Sawa of Warsaw and All Poland

Sacred Documents of the Holy And Great Council of the Orthodox Church (The Voice of Orthodoxy gladly publishes the various documents connected with the Holy and Great Council  held in Crete in June 2016 for study and discussion within its readership and within the Orthodox Christendom) VOLUME XIX              …

AUTONOMY AND THE MEANS BY WHICH IT IS PROCLAIMED

VOLUME XIX                                                      SUMMER 2016                                                  …

ENCYCLICAL OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

Crete 2016 In the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit VOLUME XIX                                                           SUMMER 2016          …

MESSAGE OF THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH

VOLUME XIX                                                           SUMMER 2016                                            …

RELATIONS OF THE ORTHODOX CHURCH WITH THE REST OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD

VOLUME XIX                                                           SUMMER 2016                                                   Issue 3 The Orthodox Church, as the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, in her profound ecclesiastical self-consciousness, believes unflinchingly that she occupies a central place in the matter of the promotion of Christian unity in the world today. The Orthodox Church founds the unity of the Church on the fact…

THE IMPORTANCE OF FASTING AND ITS OBSERVANCE TODAY

VOLUME XIX                                                           SUMMER 2016                                                        Issue 3 Fasting is a divine commandment (Gen 2:16-17). According to Basil the Great, fasting is as old as humanity itself; it was prescribed in paradise (On Fasting, 1, 3. PG 31, 168A). It is a great spiritual endeavor and the foremost…

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