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June 7th, 2018

THEOLOGICAL REMARKS ON PROPOSALS FOR SACRAMENTAL INTERCOMMUNION BETWEEN ORTHODOX AND ANTI-CHALCEDONIANS

​Hieromonk Luke of Grigoriou

Introduction

For approximately the last 20 years* our sacred Monastery has been theologically involved with the issue of the Dialogue held between the Orthodox and the Anti-Chalcedonians. During this period, it participated in the lengthy inter-Orthodox dialogue with a number of books and articles written for the sake of the truth of the Orthodox Faith and the unity of the...


May 25th, 2018

How our world stopped being Christian: anatomy of a collapse

Review by Jean-Claude Larchet of Guillaume Cuchet’s book Comment notre monde a cessé d’être chrétien. Anatomie d’un effondrement [How our world stopped being Christian: anatomy of a collapse] (Paris: Seuil, 2018), 276 pp.

For half a century, many authors have noted the spectacular decadence of Catholicism in France and more widely in Europe, and have worried about it: Louis Bouyer in The Decomposition of Catholicism (1968), Serge Bonnet in À hue et à dia. The Avatars of Clericalism in the Fifth Republic (1973), Michel de Certeau and Jean-Marie Domenach in Christianity Exploded (1974), Paul...


May 24th, 2018

"Have Faith": Examining Homeschooling and Compulsory State Education

Archpriest Peter Heers, D.Th.

ST. EMMELIA WEST CONFERENCE: “HAVE FAITH”
ST. NICHOLAS RANCH, DUNLAP, CALIFORNIA
APRIL 19-22, 2018

Transcript:

It is a great joy and blessing for me to be here, back in California, as Fr. Paul said. I grew up in the East Bay, from age ten to nineteen -- before I went away to college. And I spent my formative three or four years before I went to Greece in this area, going to St....


April 16th, 2018

Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary Launches a Master of Divinity degree for Fall 2018.

Announcement by the Dean, Archpriest Alexander F. C. Webster, PhD

Dear Alumni, Friends, and Supporters:

“This is the day the Lord has made; let us greatly rejoice and be glad therein.”(Psalms 117:24, LXX)

On this glorious day, I am delighted to announce that Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary in Jordanville, New York, will, by the grace of God the Holy Trinity and the approval of the New York State Board of Regents, begin a new Master of Divinity...


April 12th, 2018

On the Essential Identity of Ecumenism and Phyletism

​By Archpriest Peter Heers

As Fr. Seraphim Rose once wrote, the difference between Orthodoxy and heterodoxy is most apparent in that the Orthodox Church (in Her Saints) is able to discern the spirits. Moreover, discernment of the methods of the fallen spirits is a requirement in the formation of Christology and Ecclesiology. As the Evangelist John writes, “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the...


March 19th, 2018

On “Partial Ecclesiastical Communion,” the Dominant Theory Behind Contemporary Ecumenism

Excerpt from: The Ecclesiological Renovation of Vatican II by Archpriest Peter Heers


The basis for modern Catholic-Orthodox dialogue, the decree [on Ecumenism of Vatican II] established the principle of real, if imperfect, communion between Christians and their churches and communities. - by John Long, S.J.
March 19th, 2018

Journey to Life: Baptized into Christ in the Orthodox Church

The Miraculous Journey from Lutheranism, through eastern religions, to Orthodoxy

The miraculous journey from Lutheranism, through eastern religions, to the Orthodox Church.

This story has so much to teach us all – but especially Orthodox bishops and priests. In this video one sees the marvelous response of God to one man’s determined and pained search for spiritual health and healing and his simple and humble acceptance of the providence of God.

Seraphim was born,...