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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...


November 21st, 2017

“WHEN THEY KILL ME, DON’T CRY FOR ME, BUT PRAY FOR ME”

Remembrances of Fr. Daniel Sysoev by Archimandrite Melchisedek (Artiukhin)

Today is already eight years form the beginning of the eternal life of our dear brother and sincere pastor Fr. Daniel Sysoev!

A priest once wrote these words in his last book: “The best end, which only a Christian can imagine, is a martyric death.” These words were written by the murdered...


October 30th, 2017

A Brief Word on Halloween (as to whether you ought to participate or not)

Bishop Irenei of Sacramento

From a letter of Archimandrite Irenei to a mother and father (2012):

My dear N— and A—,

You are Orthodox parents raising Orthodox children in the loving embrace of the Church, and you have asked an important question relating to the cultural “celebrations” surrounding what has come to be known as “Halloween”. Let us start by saying, then, that you...

Tagged In: church-life
October 29th, 2017

Why Americans Need An All-English Liturgy

by Robert Arakaki (Reprinted from Journey to Orthodoxy)

A note from the editor of OE:

The following article was brought to my attention today, although it is actually several years old. Although with some minor reservations (for example, I don't recommend the NIV translation of Holy Scripture), I recommend it to the readers of Orthodox Ethos. One of the lines that caught my attention and "propelled" me to re-post the article is the...


October 10th, 2017

‘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...


Tagged In: church-life, Secularism
October 4th, 2017

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...