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Of Current Interest


Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America

Panorthodox Synod,
 An International Forum for Theological Reflection and Discussion
 on the Holy and Great Council and Ecumenical Dialogue

From the Ecumenical Patriarch

Ecumenical Patriarch: There is No Schism in Orthodoxy - I have no right to take a step back

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s Interview in Greek Newspaper "To Vima"

Ecumenical Patriarch to Ukrainian pilgrims: I will visit Ukraine


Why Are Catholics Leaving the Faith? This Brave Priest Reveals the Dangerous Culprit

Penalty or Abuse of Power? Canonical Sanctions and Ukrainian Autocephaly

Do We Really Need Deacons?

Join in World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation Sept. 1

“”An Orthodox Monk on the Modern Catholic Church: Busy Dissolving All Memory of the Past

Ecumenical Patriarch Announces the Opening of International Conference
on the Theological Legacy of the Late Protopresbyter Georges Florovsky

Max Seddon: Putin and the Patriarchs. How Geopolitics Tore Apart the Orthodox Church
A very enlightening article.

The Idea of a Seminary?
We find this worthy of a read.

Concerning Married Bishops in the Orthodox Christian Church
We think it time to re-open this subject for discussion.

The Autocephaly of the OCA - History, Arguments, and Aftermath.

It is time for Orthodox primates and hierarchs to stand up to Moscow and ensure Church unity
It is time for the Church to close ranks and speak prophetically to the spoiler.

The Meeting of the Primates in Jordan Is Cyrils Last Chance to Remain on the Throne

Original and Ancestral Sin: A Church Dividing Issue?

We Need Highly Formal Rituals in Order to Make Life More Democratic

Cyril Hovorun: Time to Contain the Deadly Virus of Fundamentalism

Juxtaposing the Coronavirus Response: Patriarchates of Constantinople and Moscow

More Dangerous Than Doubts About COVID-19

The End of Post-Soviet Religion: Russian Orthodoxy as a National Church

No Foreigners in Russian Churches. Problems for Catholics too

The European Alt-Right's Crusade Against Pope Francis

332-year pan-Orthodox church conscience for Orthodox Church of Ukraine

Conditions for unity within the Orthodox Church

Better an inexperienced Primate of Church than KGB agent

Archbishop of Cyprus: Russian Orthodox Church is not an example to follow, I am sorry to say that

Metropolitan of Kyiv to Ecumenical Patriarch: You freed us from opponents of truth

Association of Religion Experts’ complaint for intrusion of Moscow Patriarchate in Georgian Patriarchate’s area

Patriarchate of Georgia demands explanations for the intrusion of Moscow Patriarchate in Georgian Patriarchate’s area

Archbishop of Donetsk: They cut off power, water so that our faithful do not come to church
How low can Komrade Kyrill sink to obey his master?

Russian FM attacks US, Ecumenical Patriarch
Another Putin puppet dancing for his master.

Are there ‘Taliban’ in the Orthodox Church? On the absence of an ecclesial consciousness

Statement Regarding Developments in Medicine: COVID-19 Vaccines & Immunizations

Archbishop of America: Our opposition to antisemitism is measure of our society’s spiritual health or sickness

Assembly of Bishops Endorses Alternatives to Women in Crisis Pregnancies

“Ecumenical Patriarch led millions of Ukrainians to fullness of Orthodoxy by granting autocephaly”

Articles of Interest from the Past

The Filioque in the Dublin Agreed Statement 1984

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

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

Why We Need an All-English Liturgy

The Icon: Point of Unity Between Catholics and Orthodox

Orthodox Terrorism

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.

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

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

A Cassock: Work Clothes, Not a Dress Uniform

On Becoming and Remaining an Orthodox Christian

The Ever-Virginity of the Theotokos

Devotion to the Mother of God: The Orthodox Rosary

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 Popes 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?

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