Fr. George Florovsky on The Boundaries of the Church
by Athanasius Yevtich, bishop of Zahumlje and Herzegovina
It is with gratefulness to God and relief that Orthodox Ethos is finally able to publish in the English language the following exceptional lecture by Bishop Athanasius Yevtich on the well-known and well-utilized article "On the Limits of the Church" by the ever-memorable patristic scholar and Orthodox Theologian, Fr. George Florovsky. For years, since shortly after its publication in the Greek Journal Theologia, we had seen the importance and need for a translation of this lecture for our English-speaking brethren. We are indebted to our friend and associate Nicholas Pantelopoulos for this excellent translation, which we know will be of great interest to many who have been confused or misled as to the Orthodox teaching on the nature and boundaries of the Church. Bishop Athanasius' contribution to the inter-Orthodox exchange on the proper understanding of the nature of the unity and boundaries of the Church is sure to be received with gratefulness by many and anguish by a few, but with interest by all.
~ Fr. Peter Heers, Editor of Orthodox Ethos
It will be difficult for me to duly expound on the magnitude and importance of Fr. George Florovsky, the “ecumenical first-priest”, as he was referred to by his student, bishop Daniel (Krstich). Nonetheless, with great love and gratitude to God and to Fr. George, I will always remember when as a Priestmonk I served Divine Liturgy with this great father, celebrant and theologian, in a...
‘Monstrous’: Orthodox leaders slam LGBT law that lets teens ‘change gender’
Compiled by Fr. Mark Hodges for Lifesite News
ATHENS, Greece, October 10, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Greece has passed a controversial sex-change law that Orthodox leaders say will destroy mankind.
The “Change of Sex” bill passed overwhelmingly, by 171 votes, in Parliament with strong support from Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. It grants legal recognition to sex changes without any requirement other than...
Lecture: Deaconesses Past, Present and Future by Protodeacon Patrick Mitchell
Holy Trinity Seminary, Seminary Hall
Where: Holy Trinity Seminary, Jordanville, NY, in Seminary Hall
God Forbid that We Boast in Anything but the Cross of Christ
Homily on the Sunday before the Elevation of the Holy Cross by Protopresbyter Peter Heers
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
The Sunday before the Elevation of the Cross, brothers and sisters, and the Church presents before us the Holy Cross in preparation - and then with the Sunday after the feast, in thanksgiving - for the great feast.
We, with Paul, throughout all the generations, boast of the Cross, and only in...
On the “Great and Holy Council” of Crete: A Response to E. Sotiropoulos
By Protopresbyters Fr. Peter Heers D.Th. and Fr. Anastasios Gotsopoulos
On the one year anniversary of the "Council" of Crete, the following article was published in Greek on the website romfea.gr. The intent of the...
Homily: "God Forbid that We Should Boast in Anything But the Cross of Christ" by Archpriest Peter Alban Heers
Given at Holy Trinity Seminary, in Jordanville, NY on the Sunday before the Elevation of the Holy Cross
Συμβολὴ προβληματισμοῦ στὸ ἐτήσιο μνημόσυνο τῆς «Ἁγίας καὶ Μεγάλης Συνόδου» τῆς Κρήτης (Ἀπάντηση σὲ ἄρθρο τοῦ κ. Εὐ. Σωτηρόπουλου)
Πρωτοπρεσβυτέρου π. Πέτρου Χιρς, Δρ. Θ. και π. Ἀναστασίου Γκοτςοπούλου
Ἡ Ρωσικὴ Ὀρθόδοξη Ἐκκλησία τῆς Διασπορᾶς (ROCOR) ὅρισε τὸν πρωτο-πρεσβύτερο π. Πέτρο Heers, Καθηγητὴ τῆς Θεολογικῆς Σχολῆς τῆς Ἁγίας Τριάδος στὸ Jordanville τῆς Ν. Ὑόρκης, νὰ ὁμιλήσει γιὰ τὴ Σύνοδο τῆς Κρήτης στὴν ἐτήσια ἱερατικὴ Σύναξη τῶν Κληρικῶν τῆς Ἐπισκοπῆς τῆς Ἀνατολικῆς Ἀμερικῆς (21.3.2017), παρουσίᾳ τοῦ Σεβασμιωτάτου Ἀρχιεπισκόπου Ἰλαρίωνος καὶ πολλῶν Ἱεραρχῶν...
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Defense and Declaration of Cessation of Commemoration of Bishop on Account of the Teaching of Heresy
Letter of Protopresbyter Theodore Zisis to Metropolitan Anthimos of Thessaloniki (March 3, 2017)
Orthodox Ethos is grateful to God to be asked to publish the translation of the declaration of cessation of commemoration of the honorable and upright Protopresbyter Theodore Zisis, submitted to his Metropolitan on the Sunday of Orthodoxy, giving his defense and explanation of the necessity for the drastic measure.
We hope all good-willed and interested Orthodox Christians will take the time to read the text and consider his arguments carefully, for if nothing else it will aid them in increasing their vigilance and watchfulness both for their soul's salvation as well as the unity of the Church and orthodoxy of Her confession - of which we are all co-responsible.
Protopresbyter Theodoros Zisis
Theological School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
March 3rd, 2017
His Eminence, Anthimos
Metropolitan of Thessaloniki
Subject: Notification concerning the Cessation of Commemoration
With sorrow, but also with much spiritual joy and...
Upcoming Lecture: The Church: the Body of Christ, the Continuation of the Incarnation
Orthodox Ecclesiology and the New Ecclesiology within Ecumenism
A talk by Protopresbyter Peter Heers, followed by Q&A
Date: June 16, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, McKinney, TX
Everything Free of Charge...