ARTICLES OF INTEREST

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BREAKING NEWS
We wonder what is going on in the Greek Archdiocese.
Ecumenical Patriarchate Wants Embattled Archbishop Demetrios Out

Αnnouncement of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese

Published Reports about Missing Funds are False.

Archdiocese Releases Information on its Financial Situation

Former Vice President Joe Biden Visits Archbishop Demetrios
In view of the articles above, we wonder if this is a farewell visit.

Announcement of the Holy Eparchial Synod

Of Current Interest

Address of the Chairman His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios of America
at the 8th Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

An admission of the Assembly’s dysfunctionality.

Catholic and Orthodox ‘Journeying Toward Unity’

Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue to Continue in Sept. 5-9, 2017 Meeting
We can’t help but wonder what Komrade Kirill & Company will do to sabotage this meeting.

Disputed Athonite Statement on Crete Council Sparks Controversy

Devotion to the Mother of God: The Orthodox Rosary

Draft Orthodox Catechism Defends Ecumenism
We wonder if Komrade Kirill is doing a  little “backpedalling” since the Council ended.

5 Things I’ve Learned from Protestants (and Other Non-Orthodox People)

Four Continuing Anglican Bodies Establish Full Communion (Communio in sacris)
We notice that the ACNA is not among the list. We suppose their desire to be TEC Lite by ordaining women might be the reason.

Fr. Edward McNamara: Honoring Eastern Orthodox Saints
If the Church of Rome truly considers the Orthodox Church a "Sister Church",
then there is no reason whatsoever that Rome cannot venerate all canonized Orthodox Saints!

Head of Russian Old Believers Does Not Believe in Overcoming Schism with the Moscow Patriarchate

Joint Message of Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
for the World Day of Prayer for Creation, 01.09.2017

NY Court Unanimously Rejects Assisted Suicide in Major Pro-Life Victory

On Becoming and Remaining an Orthodox Christian

Palestinians Decry Church Patriarch’s Role in Land Deal

Reclaiming Orthodoxy
From the Eastern Catholic Perspective

Response to Holy Orders Task Force Report -- Six Anglican Leaders Reflect on ACNA Statement
Please keep these faithful bishops in your prayers as they continue to fight for the correct interpretation of Scripture and the following of Tradition in the Continuing Anglican Churches.

Russia Wants Bulgarians to Stop Painting Soviet Monuments To Look Like American Superheroes
Komrade Kirill and his BFF Vlad the Mad have no sense of humor.

Response to Racist Violence in Charlottesville, VA
From the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops

Russian Orthodox Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev Has A Warning For The West

Russian Orthodox Priest Detained For Trafficking Prostitutes

Samoa Officially Becomes a Christian State

Sex, Sanity, and Beliefs That ‘Live Loudly’ Within Us
Another excellent commentary from the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Philadelphia

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Reacts to Amsterdam Conference, OCA Bishops Remain Silent
Surprise! Surprise!

Sympathy for the Devil

Ukrainian Patriarch Calls For Unity Against Russian ‘Aggressor’

Virtue Viewpoints
The Anglican Communion continues its downhill slide. TEC going down also.

What Should You Wear To Church? A Handy Guide For Each Denomination
You don’t have to be dour to be Orthodox

White Supremacy and Orthodox Christianity: A Dangerous Connection Rears Its Head in Charlottesville

Articles of Interest from the Past

1054: History, Myth, and the Making of a Schism (Part I)

1054: History, Myth, and the Making of a Schism (Part II)

1054: History, Myth, and the Making of a Schism (Part III)

A Cassock: Work Clothes, Not a Dress Uniform

A Church Of Empire: Why the Russian Church Chose to Bless Empire
From 2015, but still relevant

A Papal Calendar?
Thoughts about the Old vs New Calendar Issue

Against Ethnocentrism and Nationalism in the Church

Chalcedon Canon 28: Yesterday and Today
Germaine to current events in Orthodoxy.

How To Become An Orthodox Christian | Journey To Orthodoxy

In Search Of A Father

Is Orthodoxy the Same Everywhere?: Understanding Theological Controversy Within the Church

Pope Francis Confirms Finality of Ban on Ordaining Women Priests

Russian Byzantine Catholic Church: Caught Between the Vatican and Russian Orthodox

Synodality and Primacy During the First Millennium:
Towards a Common Understanding In Service to the Unity of the Church

The Catholic-Orthodox Joint Commission Reaches Agreement on Synodality and Primacy
A significant breakthrough has been made by studying the practice of the first millennium on the subject of Primacy.
This removes one more obstacle to the unity of the Church.

The Church and the Holy and Great Council
Commentary on a lecture on the Holy and Great Council delivered at the March 2017 Clergy Retreat
 of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia.
The lecture is ROCOR ignorance at its best.

The Didascalia: A Sometimes Humorous Look at the Liturgy of the Early Church

 The Filioque in the Dublin Agreed Statement 1984

The First Test for Orthodox Unity after the Holy and Great Council: The Chieti Document

The Icon: Point of Unity Between Catholics and Orthodox

The Way Forward After the Catholic-Orthodox Agreement on Primacy and Synodality

Why We Need an All-English Liturgy

World Meeting of Russian Catholics Hailed as ‘Last Hurrah’ for Movement

History of Western Rite Orthodoxy

Catholic Orthodoxy and Anglo-Catholicism:
A Word about Intercommunion Between the English and the Orthodox Churches

From Catholic Priest to Orthodox Pioneer

In Defense of Western Rite Orthodoxy

Infant Communion: The Ancient Western Tradition

On Celtic Orthodoxy

What Do We Make of the Western Rite?

On the date of Easter/Pascha

Moscow Patriarchate to Pope: On Easter a Gesture of Goodwill, But We Will Not Overturn Old Traditions

Pope Francis to turn Tridentine?!? The Date of Easter

What Makes Orthodox Easter Different

Will Pope Francis Change the Date of Easter?

Background Information

Celebrating Easter/Pascha Together

Towards a Common Date of Easter

 

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