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The Function of the Unity of the Church

By Dimitrios Tselengidis A Talk Given by Mr. Dimitrios Tselengidis, Professor at the University of Thessaloniki, at the Metropolis of Piraeus’ Conference on the Theme “‘Primacy,’ Synodicality and the Unity of the Church” Peace and Friendship Stadium, 28 April 2010 The Function of the Unity of the Church and the Fallacious Theological Presuppositions of Papal…

A conversation with the First Hierarch of ROCOR

A conversation with the First Hierarch of ROCOR, His Eminence Metropolitan Hilarion of Eastern America and New York. – Your Eminence, when did you first visit Latin America? – I first became acquainted with the Latin American region in 1987. The South American Diocese was ruled at the time by Bishop Innokenty (Petrov, 1902-1987). He…

Patriarchal and Synodal Encyclical On the Sunday of Orthodoxy

(February 21, 2010) BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Grace Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Fullness of the Church, Grace and Peace From our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Our most holy Orthodox Church today commemorates its own feast day, and – from this historical and martyric See of the Ecumenical Patriarchate – the…

Encyclical of Archbishop Demetrios for Thanksgiving Day

Nov 19, 2009 Protocol 109/09 November 26, 2009 Thanksgiving Day 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 of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Day, Afternoon, and Church Schools, the Philoptochos Sisterhoods, the Youth,…

Christ Is the Head of the Church, Not the Pope

by the Most Reverend Metropolitan of Kyrenia, Paul (A Commentary) Article published in the newspaper “ORTHODOX PRESS” – Issue No.1802 / 16-10-2009 On the 8th to the 14th of October in 2007, the 10th plenary session of the Joint International Commission for the Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox and the Roman Catholics had convened in…

A LIFE OF PROSPERITY IS A REASON TO THANK GOD

By Protopriest George Breev “When a life of prosperity or affluence opens up for us, we must remember God, thank Him….”- Protopriest George Breev (We are speaking to mitered Protopriest George Breev about the characteristic features of our times and the problems facing contemporary Christians. Protopriest George Breev is one of the longest-serving of Moscow’s…

“Orthodoxy Has a Great Future in Guatemala”

By ABESS INES (Conversation with Abbess Ines, head of the Holy Trinity Monastery in Guatemala) Abbess Ines (Ayau Garcia) – Abbess Ines is the head of the only Orthodox parish in Guatemala – the Monastery of the Holy and Life-Giving Trinity, the “Lavra of Mambre”, under the Patriarchate of Antioch. She comes from an influential…

Orthodoxy in Australia Taking Over Abandoned Catholic, Protestant and Anglican Churches

By Protopriest Michael Protopopov Warrnambool, Australia – On the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the 1st Ecumenical council, the Russian Orthodox community in the Australian city of Warrnambool celebrated their Parish feast day and a 10 year jubilee since the day the parish was converted from a historical Anglican Church to a thriving Russian…

1917 Council and Tomos: St Tikhon’s Vision Then And Now

By His Beatitude Jonah of the Orthodox Church in America Address of His Beatitude at the Conference on the Future of Orthodoxy in America, June 20, 2009 The Great Council of 1917, and the revival of the Russian Orthodox Church that it began, are aspects of the de-imperialization of the Orthodox Church and its canonical…

In Defense of the Holy Fire

By YURI MAXIMOV This article was originally published in Russian on this site on Holy Saturday 2008, the day before Pascha [Easter]. Last year [2007] in the Russian-language Internet, a whole campaign was conducted to discredit the miracle of the Holy Fire. On the eve of Pascha, a certain young man, a member of the…

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