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ADDRESS OF GREETING

VOLUME XXI                                      WINTER 2017                                                   ISSUE 1   By Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to…

Havresc: A David & Goliath Story In Iraq

VOLUME XXI                                                              WINTER 2017                                                         ISSUE 1 By Lucine Kasbarian on December 20, 2016 in Headline, Interviews  An Interview with Filmmaker David Ritter The Iraqi village of Havresc (originally called “Hay Vrej,” the Armenian words for “Armenian revenge”) was once populated with Armenian Genocide survivors and their descendants. Circa 1970, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s military destroyed villages, such as Havresc, that were…

Interviews with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

VOLUME XXI                                                               WINTER 2017                                                          ISSUE 1   His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: The Patriarch of Solidarity His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. © Sean Hawkey/WCC (Courtesy of the World Council of Churches) 22 December 2016 By Marianne Ejdersten* He earned the title “Green Patriarch” as a religious leader addressing alarming environmental issues over at least two…

Religious Leaders and Dignitaries Congratulate His All-Holiness on 25th Anniversary of Enthronement

VOLUME XXI                                                               WINTER 2017                                                          ISSUE 1 Istanbul, Turkey 11/4/2016 Below are a compilation of congratulatory messages from religious leaders and digniatries from around the world to His All-Holiness Bartholomew on the occasion of his 25th anniversary of enthronement as Ecumenical Patriarch: His Holiness Pope Francis His Holiness Bartholomaios Archbishop of Constantinople Ecumenical Patriarch It was…

Patriarchal Proclamation of Christmas 2016

VOLUME XXI                                                             WINTER 2017                                                     …

Can America Now Say, “Merry Christmas”?

Can America Now Say, “Merry Christmas”? By Chor-Episcopos Dr. Kyriakos of Chicago, Chief Editor VOLUME XX                                  FALL 2016                                          …

The Conflict Between ‘Charismatic’ and ‘Academic’ Theology Not New in Orthodox Christianity

By John G. Panagiotou The Holy John Chrysostom interpreting the epistles of the Apostle Paul 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”…

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…

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