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Articles are now in chronological order.

From the Patriarch of Constantinople

Patriarchal Encyclical for Holy Pascha 2019

From the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops

Message of the 9th Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

Statement on the Sanctity of Life

Of Current Interest

Reclaiming Orthodoxy
From the Eastern Catholic perspective.

Response to The Chieti Document is Another Step Forward for the Orthodox and Roman Catholic Churches’
Common Understanding in Service of Unity

An Increasingly Unorthodox World

A New Schism in the Orthodox World Growing as Moscow Seeks Supremacy Over Constantinople
Komrade Kirill and his BFF, Vlad the Mad, are trying to take over the Orthodox Church

Christians In The East Lose Their Lives, But Christians In The West Are Losing Their Souls

Rising up with Christ

Bishop Tells Russians Not to Vote for Putin in Rare Church Dissent

Orthodox and Catholics in the Seventeenth Century: Schism or Intercommunion?
On 16 December 1969, the synod of the Russian Church declared that
‘if… Catholics ask the Orthodox Church to administer the holy sacraments to them, this is not forbidden’.

Inside the Conversion Tactics of the Early Christian Church

The Next Holy and Great Council: Agenda-Questions

The Byzantine Liturgy, the Traditional Latin Mass, and the Novus Ordo — Two Brothers and a Stranger

Venice and Byzantium: The Back-Story to the Fourth Crusade
It is always interesting to read about the antecedents of great events like the Sack of Constantinople.

Alexander Schmemann’s Rejection of Orthodoxism

“Thicket of Idols”: Alexander Schmemann’s Critique of Orthodoxy

Archbishop Sheen’s Warning of a Crisis in Christendom

Explosive Growth Of Russian Orthodox Church Has Left It Corrupt And Backward

The End of the Imperial Episcopate
We have come a long way from the simple carpenter who walked among us…

Russian Hackers Targeted Top Orthodox Church Officials

Russian Orthodox Archbishop Hilarion Alfeyev Has A Warning For The West

Synodality and Primate

Pastoral Letter and Pastoral Directive from the Bishop of Albany on Same-sex Marriage
There are still a few godly bishops in the Episcopal Church.

Russian Church Withdraws from Orthodox-Catholic Dialogue

The Byzantine Jesuit Who Stood up to Moscow

After More than a Century, Patriarch Bartholomew Celebrated Mass in Eastern Thrace

Coordinating Committee of the Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue Betweeen the Roman Catholic
 and Orthodox Churches Met in Bose

Was St. Paul Married?

St Mark Eugenicus and the Immaculate Burning Bush

Solovyov’s Russia and the Catholic Church

Message of Pope Francis to His Holiness Bartholomew I
 on the Occasion of the Feast of Saint Andrew, Patron Saint of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Patriarch Kirill Sends Christmas Greetings to Heads of Non-Orthodox Churches
He can greet the non-Orthodox but not the Ecumenical Patriarch or new Metropolitan of Kyiv.

Catholic Leaders: Excommunicate Gov. Cuomo over New York’s Extreme Abortion Law

New York Cardinal: Excommunicating Pro-abortion Politicians ‘Not an Appropriate Response’
It seems the hierarchy has other ideas and no backbone to follow Roman teachings.

Ecumenical Patriarch: “The Church of Constantinople Always Meets the Demands of the Times
and Has a Vision for the Future”

Articles and Videos of Interest Concerning Belarusian and Ukrainian Autocephaly

About Deaconesses

Orthodox Liturgists Issued a Statement of Support for the Revival of the Order of Deaconess
by the Patriarchate of Alexandria

The Disappearing Deaconess: How the Hierarchical Ordering of the Church Doomed the Female Diaconate

Articles of Interest from the Past

 The Filioque in the Dublin Agreed Statement 1984

Anamnesis, Not Amnesia: The ‘Healing Memories’ and the Problem of ‘Uniatism’

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

Byzantines Beat the Vikings to America by 500 YEARS!

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

Why We Need an All-English Liturgy

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

Patriarchate vs Papal Primacy -- Fr. Joseph Ratzinger

The Secret Roots of Liberation Theology
Why are we not surprised that Komrade Kirill was involved?

The Icon: Point of Unity Between Catholics and Orthodox

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

Miracle? American Orthodox Bishop’s Body Did Not Decay After 5 Years of Burial in Dallas

Against Ethnocentrism and Nationalism in the Church

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.

Relations of the Orthodox Church with “Uniates”

The Importance of Fasting and Its Observance Today

Reflection on “The Importance of Fasting and its Observance Today”

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)

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

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

Pope Francis Confirms Finality of Ban on Ordaining Women Priests

How To Become An Orthodox Christian | Journey To Orthodoxy

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

On Canonicity - Whatever That May Be

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

Patriarch Kirill: From Ambitious Reformer to State Hardliner
Russia’s top Orthodox cleric has led the Church into the heart of the state.

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.

A Cassock: Work Clothes, Not a Dress Uniform

In Search Of A Father

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

A Christian Understanding Of Homosexuality, Part I

A Christian Understanding Of Homosexuality. Part 2. The Process of Change in the United States

A Christian Understanding of Homosexuality, Part 3: The Science of Homosexuality

Ukrainian Patriarch Calls For Unity Against Russian 'Aggressor'

Disputed Athonite Statement on Crete Council Sparks Controversy

On Becoming and Remaining an Orthodox Christian

The Ever-Virginity of the Theotokos

Devotion to the Mother of God: The Orthodox Rosary

United from Above

The Role of the Bishop of Rome in the Communion of the Churches in the First Millenium

Questioning the Prospects of Catholic-Orthodox Unity

Presiding in Charity: Ecumenical Dialogue Looks at Pope’s Role

The Myth of Unity
There is a bit of interpretation and editorializing here but the thrust of the article is clear:There never was Orthodox unity in this country.
 And, if one was in a strict interpretation of the canons, nor was there canonicity among the churches which were started here.

Petrine Primacy: Who Can Speak on Behalf of the Orthodox Church?

How the East and West Begin Lent

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

Infant Communion: The Ancient Western Tradition

In Defense of Western Rite Orthodoxy

On Celtic Orthodoxy

What Do We Make of the Western Rite?

On the date of Easter/Pascha

Will Pope Francis Change the Date of Easter?

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

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

What Makes Orthodox Easter Different

Background Information

Towards a Common Date of Easter

Celebrating Easter/Pascha Together


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