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June 4th, 2020

Ποια είναι η μεγαλύτερη πνευματική πρόκληση που αντιμετωπίζει σήμερα η Εκκλησία;

~ π. Πέτρος Χιρς

Κάποιος ανέφερε ότι το μελλοντικό θεολογικό ζήτημα από εδώ και στο εξής θα είναι η ανθρωπολογία. Δεν το συμμερίζομαι. Πιστεύω ότι θα είναι η εκκλησιολογία. Η εκκλησιολογία είναι οπωσδήποτε το πρόβλημα που πρέπει να λυθεί, δηλαδή, η κακιά εκκλησιολογία που εισήχθη από τις αρχές του 20ου αιώνα με τον οικουμενισμό, αλλά και ο...


June 3rd, 2020

HOLY COMMUNION AND GERMS

+ Archbishop Michael of North and South America (Greek Archdiocese

In October 1953, Archbishop Michael of the Greek Orthodox Church of America, wrote a letter to the National Herald (dated October 5, 1953), in order to clarify questions about the allegedly unsanitary nature of Holy Communion. What follows are excerpts from the letter.

"The first thing that I would like to emphasize is that the Greek Orthodox Church in America is part of the One, Holy, Catholic...


May 31st, 2020

Letter from An Orthodox Mom

Regarding the Response of the Hierarchy and Clergy to the Coronavirus Crisis

I am an Orthodox mother. I have been Orthodox for the last 30 years and my husband is cradle Orthodox, born and raised in the OCA. We have four children here, and one in Heaven.

In the last three months, I have not heard one bishop, or directive from a bishop, speak about our children. Not one. The ONLY reference to children has been that if they cannot distance themselves properly, they...


May 31st, 2020

To our beloved Hierarchs and Clergy of the Orthodox Churches of America and everywhere

From Your Parishioners

May 31, 2020 – Sunday of the Holy Fathers

To our beloved Hierarchs and Clergy of the Orthodox Churches of America and everywhere:

In May of 1848, The Eastern Patriarchs wrote a profound encyclical to the Pope in response to his flawed papal primacy claims. Toward the end of this most...


May 30th, 2020

THE BREAD, THE WINE, AND THE MODE OF BEING

by Chrysostom Koutloumousianos, Hieromonk

The recent reappearance of the ancient terror of a pandemic has prompted fertile conversation among theologians and literary people across the world. Various opinions have been articulated, such as that disease can be transmitted through the current way of distributing holy communion, or that the Eucharistic Gifts themselves can be bearers and transmitters of pathogenic germs. It is said that since the...


May 29th, 2020

THE ONLY CHURCH OPEN IN CHERNOBYL ZONE SHOWS THE MINIMUM RADIATION LEVEL

OrthoChristian.com

This story is mentioned in the latest episode of The Orthodox Ethos Podcast (see video below, at the 21:55 mark).
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Over the entire twenty-five years since the Chernobyl nuclear plant accident, radiation levels in the area of St. Elijah Church, the only church operating in the exclusion zone, was well below levels across the zone, Chernobyl disaster...

May 29th, 2020

​Orthodoxy’s Third Iconoclastic Period: 2020-20XX?

Nicholas Metrakos

Over one thousand years later, the ugly wolf of iconoclasm is again growling at the gates of the Orthodox Church. The princes of this world, in fear of the loss of their temporary power and misguided by perverse and strange theologies have influenced the shepherds of the flock of Christ to reject the borders of tradition – just as Leo the Isaurian and Constantine the Dung-named pushed...


May 28th, 2020

On the Holy Temple of God & COVID-19 Infection: Interview with Archimandrite Savas Agioreitis (1/4)

The Orthodox Ethos Podcast

The first part of our four-part discussion with Archimandrite Savas Agioreitis, on the question of whether the Holy Temple and Holy Things can be conduits for infection and sickness.

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00:36 - Biographical...


May 18th, 2020

Μέρος B': Η Πνευματική και Εκκλησιαστική Κρίση. Συνέντευξη με τον Ομότιμο Καθηγητή Δογματικής Θεολογίας ΑΠΘ, κ. Δημήτρη Τσελεγγίδη

Με τον π. Πέτρο Χιρς

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May 17th, 2020

Our Spiritual and Ecclesiastical Crisis: An Interview with Professor Demetrios Tselengides (Pt. 1/3)

The Orthodox Ethos Podcast

Today on The Orthodox Ethos Podcast: The First of a Three-part series of interviews with Professor of Dogmatic Theology at the University of Thessaloniki, Demetrios Tselingides, on the Ecclesiastical...