Category Archives: Orthodox Church

Epiphany 2014

The Magi, Ravenna, 6th century Los Reyes, the wise men from the East, come bearing gifts foretelling a kingdom, a death and a sacrifice. The child, God made man, is shown to the world through their visit; Epihany, Επιφάνεια – … Continue reading

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St Wilfrid

St Wilfrid, as seen from the East Today is the feast of one of the greatest English saints, Wilfrid. To say that he lived a full and turbulent life is only the beginning.

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Our Eastern Brothers

An interview with Archbishop Stefan Soroka about Eastern Catholicism, Orthodoxy and traditionsby Alton J. Pelowski A number of Eastern-rite bishops were among the nearly 200 members of the hierarchy who gathered to concelebrate the opening Mass of the Order’s 126th … Continue reading

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Theomachs (again)

Heiromonk Seraphim Rose “Atheism, true ‘existential’ atheism burning with hatred of a seemingly unjust or unmerciful God, is a spiritual state; it is a real attempt to grapple with the true God Whose ways are so inexplicable even to the … Continue reading

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The death of the leader of a beleaguered people

Pope Shenouda III Please pray for the Coptic people and for the repose of the soul of their Patriarch, Pope Shenouda III, who died on 17th March. H/t the Sons

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Christmas in Jail, on Mount Athos

Under arrest in Greece, the abbot of the most important monastery of the holy mountain. The patriarch of Moscow calls for his release. The patriarch of Constantinople is silent. The rivalry between the two rekindled by the voyage in Russia … Continue reading

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Cardinal Koch returns from meeting with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill.

Deepening the dialogue Returning from a first visit to Moscow to meet with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, the Vatican’s top ecumenist, Cardinal Kurt Koch said the two Churches must find ways of deepening their dialogue and working together to defend … Continue reading

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Hagia Sophia to be opened for Christians?

ISAM HEAD: “OPEN HAGIA SOPHIA TO MUSLIMS ON WEEKDAYS AND CHRISTIANS ON SUNDAYS” The historic Hagia Sophia museum, which previously served as a Byzantine church and then an Ottoman mosque, could be opened to Muslim worshippers on weekdays and to … Continue reading

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Good signs for Christians from the Republic of Turkey

(Dear Readers, after having raised some controversy regarding Islam, I am glad that I can report some positive news, before I change the topic.) Turkey, with 98% of its population Muslim, is the only Muslim country without a state religion. … Continue reading

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