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...
March 19th, 2018
Heavenly Psalmody from Mt. Athos: The Universal Glory / Την Παγκόσμιον Δόξαν
Blessed Elder Ephraim of Xeropotamou / ο Μακαριστός Γέρων Εφραίμ Ξηροποταμινός
March 18th, 2018
Prospective Theology Students: Sign up for a Pilgrimage to Mt. Athos from July 6-18, 2018!
We will (once again) be hosting a summer retreat and pilgrimage to Thessaloniki and Mt. Athos for present, past or future students of theology (roughly ages 19-30), including those only considering the priesthood or attending seminary.
There are up to 15 spots available for this 12 day intensive program which will include:
- A five day pilgrimage to Mount Athos,...
January 25th, 2018
The Patristic View of the Baptism of Heretics
Excerpt from the Synaxarion (Lives of the Saints) of the Orthodox Church and the Procatecheis of St. Cyril of Jerusalem
SYNAXARION for December 7th
The woman hated the doctrine of the wicked-minded * Wondrously she endured burning. O what manliness!
On December seventh, we celebrate the memory of a certain Orthodox woman of Rome. Her name is unknown to us, but we must surely call her blessed. In the year 474, the Arians raised up a terrible persecution...
January 15th, 2018
A Public Statement on Orthodox Deaconesses
by Concerned Clergy and Laity [UPDATED: 56 signatories]
Note: You can add your name to the statement on the AOIUSA website.
The Patriarchate of Alexandria’s appointment of six “deaconesses” in the Congo in February 2017 has prompted calls in some corners for other local churches to follow suit. In particular, a group of Orthodox liturgical scholars has issued an open statement of support for Alexandria, declaring that the “restoration of the female diaconate is such that neither doctrinal issues nor authoritative precedents...
December 23rd, 2017
UPDATE: Uncut Mountain Press Fund-Raising Campaign a TOTAL SUCCESS
Go Fund Campaign Raises $17,100 in just over 10 Days to Re-Launch the Publishing Work of UMP
ANNOUNCEMENT from Fr. Peter Heers, Director of Uncut Mountain Press
WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL!
A heart-felt THANK YOU to all who helped UMP raise over $17,000!
Within just over 10 days, 109 faithful souls raised $17,100 to re-launch the publishing of the...
December 23rd, 2017
The Moscow Patriarchate on The “Council” of Crete
Resolutions of the Council of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church (29TH NOVEMBER – 2ND DECEMBER 2017)
37. The Bishops’ Council approves the evaluation of the Council of First Hierarchs and bishops of ten Local Orthodox Churches which took place on the island of Crete from 18th to 26th June 2016 which is contained in the decision of the Holy Synod of 15th June 2016 (Journal
December 16th, 2017
Following the Holy Fathers: Timeless Guides of Authentic Christianity
By Fr. Theodore Zisis, Translated by Fr. John Palmer, Published by New Rome Press
The English speaking Orthodox world is finally able to gain access to the renowned Patristic scholar and confessor of Faith, Fr. Theodore Zisis with this new translation by Fr. John Palmer of his introduction to the Holy Fathers. Fr. John spent several years near Fr. Theodore when doing his Ph.D. Thesis in Thessaloniki and has given us a true and trusted English version.
May all those who love...
December 8th, 2017
Archpriest Theodore Zisis: Interview on the “Council of Crete” [GREEK]
ΟΔΥΣΣΕΑ ΤV (Nov. 28, 2017)
November 28th, 2017
FORGED IN FIRE: A Day in the Life of a Seminarian
Holy Trinity Seminary - Giving Tuesday
DONATE HERE: http://hts.edu/support.html
November 27th, 2017
Uncut Mountain Press Book Giveaway
The Ecclesiological Renovation of Vatican II among the books to be distributed
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