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March 23rd, 2017

The "Council" of Crete and the New Emerging Ecclesiology: An Orthodox Examination

By Protopresbyter Peter Heers, Professor of Old and New Testament, Holy Trinity Orthodox Seminary, Jordanville, NY

Lecture delivered at the Clergy Retreat of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia

For a full written and photo report of the retreat, go to the Eastern American Diocese of ROCOR. Audio and video versions of this lecture will be forthcoming;...


March 20th, 2017

The Recent History of Ecumenism and the Struggle for Orthodoxy (Part A)

- Protopresbyter Theodore Zisis

In light of the recent developments in Greece Orthodox Ethos is pleased to be able to present to English speakers the following translation of Fr. Theodore Zisis' enlightening lecture on the recent history (mainly in Greece) of ecumenism and the struggle for...


March 20th, 2017

HOWELL, NJ: ARCHPRIEST PETER HEERS TO DELIVER LECTURE ON COUNCIL OF CRETE

Announcement from the Eastern American Diocese of ROCOR

From the website of the Eastern American Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia:

The Lenten Pastoral Retreat of the Eastern American Diocese, which will be held on March 20-22, 2017 at St. Alexander Nevsky Diocesan Cathedral in Howell, New Jersey, will feature a lecture by Archpriest Peter Heers on the "Great and Holy Council" of the Orthodox Church, which took place in Crete in...


March 18th, 2017

Fundamental Errors: A Response to "Tradition Without Fundamentalism" by George Demacopoulos

Fr. John Whiteford

In a recently posted lecture on the topic of Fundamentalism, George Demacopoulos (hereafter "GD") fell into many of the same errors evident in his original article that began this discussion. He continues to make sweeping and unsubstantiated assertions, and he alleges connections between some of...


March 3rd, 2017

The Difference between the Action of the Holy Spirit in Creation and in the Church

An excerpt from "The Ecclesiological Renovation of Vatican II" by Fr. Peter Heers

Have you ever wondered how to explain - in an Orthodox manner - what is the difference between spiritual life before and after reception and initiation into the Church?

Have you been confused by various ecumenical theories of "partial communion" or "common baptism" and what the Orthodox view says with regard to the clerical ministrations done in heterodox confessions?

You'll want to watch this new 6 minute video offering from Gregory Decapolite, which includes an excerpt from:

The Ecclesiological Renovation of Vatican II: An Orthodox Examination of Rome's Ecumenical Theology Regarding Baptism and the Church


February 25th, 2017

Response to Professor George Demacopoulos (USA) concerning the article “Innovation Cloaked in the Guise of Tradition: Anti-Ecumenist Efforts to Derail the Holy and Great Synod”

Protopresbyter Anastasios Gkotsopoulos, Rector of the Holy Church of St. Nicholas, Patra, Greece

An article written about this time last year by Dr. George Demacopoulos, "Innovation Cloaked in the Guise of Tradition: Anti-Ecumenist Efforts to Derail the Holy and Great Synod" has been once again making the rounds through the internet after it was uploaded to Academia by the author. Several clergy have written to me their concerns about this article and the need for a repy to be issued. There is no...


December 27th, 2016

FINAL DECISION OF THE CHURCH OF GEORGIA on the Council of Crete (SUMMARY)

The Holy Synod Rejects the Council of Crete as Pan Orthodox and its Texts as Reflecting Orthodox Teaching

The Holy Synod of the Church of Georgia has met and discussed the "Council of Crete." We are now in possession of a summary* of the Decision which the Holy Synod of the Church of Georgia issued at its recent meeting regarding the Cretan gathering.

It was initially reported that the Holy Synod had "tabled" a conclusive decision...


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