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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…

His Holiness Patriarch Alexy II of Moscow and All Russia Passed Away in the Lord

12/06/2008 Reporting from Moscow — Russian Orthodox Patriarch Alexei II, the iconic religious leader who restored the church from a post-Soviet shell to an institution of privilege and power, died at his Moscow home today. He was 79. The imposing, white-bearded Alexei had reigned in the Russian Orthodox Church’s top seat for the last 18…

Byzantium Was Intentionally Removed from European Historical Consciousness

By Natalia Narchnitzkaya, D.H.S. Not long ago the documentary film by the Superior of the Sretensky Monastery, Archimandrite Tikhon (Shevkunov) entitled, The Fall of an Empire, was aired on Russian television. In an interview with Alexei Sosedov of internet news review portal Interfax Religion, Natalia Narochnitskaya, Doctor of Historical Sciences and President of the Historical…

Archimandrite Tikhon: “The Main Thing Occurring in the Country Today is the Choice of its Path.”

-An Interview- No recent documentary film can boast of such a response among Russian viewers as the film by Archimandrite Tikhon, The Fall of an Empire—The Lesson of Byzantium. Some learned much that they did not know before, and drew conclusions from the history of Byzantium for their own lives. Some cast doubt upon Fr….

Communiqué of the Holy Synod of Bishops of the Serbian Orthodox Church Regarding the Recent Events in Kosovo and Metohija

Feb 21, 2008 The Holy Hierarchical Synod of the Serbian Orthodox Church, at their special meeting held at the Patriarchate on February 17, 2008 brings the following public address for the local and international media regarding the latest events in Kosovo and Metohija: As the Church has stated countless times in the past also now…

Recognition of Kosovo: US Threatens Serbia’s Sovereignty

Bishop Artemije issued the following statement prior to his visit to Washington: Following today’s publication of a Washington Times commentary written by former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger, former UN Ambassador John Bolton and former Assistant Secretary of Defense Peter Rodman urging the Bush Administration to withhold recognition of a unilateral declaration of Kosovo independence,…

Address of Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad to the 16th Annual Christmas Readings

(Metropolitan Kirill) On 29 January 2008, Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad, the chairman of the Department of External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, spoke at a session of the 16th annual Christmas Readings at the State Kremlin Palace in Moscow. Your Highly-Respected Eminences! My respected colleagues at these Christmas Readings! For the sixteenth…

Reclaiming Christmas

By Fr. Tom Tsagalakis December 2007 Recently, I read an article written by a high school student entitled ‘Reclaiming the real Christmas before it goes year-round”. He wrote, “It’s getting near Christmas, but there’s no pressure because I finished my Christmas list in October before I went trick-or-treating. I’m still thinking about more things that…

A Private Letter Concerning Ecumenism

By the Blessed Elder Paisios the Athonite Editor’s Note: This is the last known epistle sent by the ever-memorable Elder Paisios. Archimandrite Haralambos Vasilopoulos was the Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Petraki, Athens, and founder of the Pan-Hellenic Orthodox Union and its organ “Orthodoxos Typos” (Orthodox Press). Translated and sent to the OCIC by…

Church, Society, and Politics: A View from Moscow

By His Holiness Patriarch Alexy of Moscow and All Russia (in a special issue of ‘European View’ dedicated to religion and politics) The DECR Communication Service publishes an article by His Holiness Patriarch Alexy of Moscow and All Russia from a special issue of ‘European View’ dedicated to the problems of religion and politics (“European…

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