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May 25th, 2018

How our world stopped being Christian: anatomy of a collapse

Review by Jean-Claude Larchet of Guillaume Cuchet’s book Comment notre monde a cessé d’être chrétien. Anatomie d’un effondrement [How our world stopped being Christian: anatomy of a collapse] (Paris: Seuil, 2018), 276 pp.

For half a century, many authors have noted the spectacular decadence of Catholicism in France and more widely in Europe, and have worried about it: Louis Bouyer in The Decomposition of Catholicism (1968), Serge Bonnet in À hue et à dia. The Avatars of Clericalism in the Fifth Republic (1973), Michel de Certeau and Jean-Marie Domenach in Christianity Exploded (1974), Paul...


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 marvelous response of God to one man’s determined and pained search for spiritual health and healing and his simple and humble acceptance of the providence of God.

Seraphim was born,...


March 18th, 2018

Prospective Theology Students: Sign up for a Pilgrimage to Mt. Athos from July 6-18, 2018!

Dear Friends,

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:

  1. A five day pilgrimage to Mount Athos,...

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 best of Traditional Orthodoxy in Greece and Mt. Athos!

What a joy and an honor to be on...


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 27th, 2017

On the Cessation of Commemoration of Bishops Preaching Heresy (A)

Protopresbyter Theodore Zisis, Professor Emeritus of Patrology, Theological School of the University of Thessaloniki

Fr. Theodore Zisis introduces audiences to the oft-misunderstood Canon 15 of the 1st-2nd Council (861) of Constantinople and the canonical practice of ceasing the commemoration of bishops who have fallen into heresies condemned either by councils or by the consensus of the Holy Fathers.

The historic statements of hierarchs in Greece (Ambrose of Eleftheropolis and Avgoustinos of Florina) who ceased commemoration of Patriarch Athenagoras in 1970 are read in full, as well.

This lecture was delivered at the beginning of 2017 at parish of St. Anthony the Great in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The relevant canons discussed in the lecture:

Canon 13. The All-evil One having...