The 14th Meeting of the Joint International Committee for the Orthodox-Roman Catholic Theological Dialogue in Chieti, Italy (15-22.9.2016). Were the Western Orthodox Fathers ignored in the committee's search for a common understanding of the role of the Pope in the First Millenium?
October 12th, 2017
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...
October 9th, 2017
Lecture: Deaconesses Past, Present and Future by Protodeacon Patrick Mitchell
Holy Trinity Seminary, Seminary Hall
Where: Holy Trinity Seminary, Jordanville, NY, in Seminary Hall
May 2nd, 2017
Upcoming Lecture: Christian Missionary Work in an Age of Ecumenical Relativism
June 11th, 2017 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
April 6th, 2017
[NEW] A Conversation Between Dr. Jean Claude Larchet and Archpriest Peter Heers [VIDEO & TRANSCRIPT]
On his elder, Sergei of Vanves, true theology and its presuppositions, the theology of Met. John of Pergamon, the danger for Orthodox theologians in America, the presuppositions of the Mysteries and the Boundaries of the Church
This is a new and improved audio recording of the interview, with a corrected and completed transcript by Dr. Larchet.
The Transcript has been corrected and completed by Dr. Larchet for this publication, in April of...
April 1st, 2017
Patristic Tradition Video: Fr. Peter Heers on the Patristic Royal Path in Wake of the Cretan "Council"
Questions and Answers on the Proper Response to Heresy and Innovations in Matters of Faith
A short introduction in English and Greek, followed by questions and answers.
1-14 min: English Introduction
14-21 min: Greek...
February 18th, 2017
The Work of an Orthodox Seminary: Forming Mystagogues of the Mystery of Christ
Lecture on the Patronal Feast of Holy Trinity Seminary, January 30th/February 12th, 2017
See here for a report and photos from the Feast
L E C T U R E
December 24th, 2016
THE PROPHETIC ROLE OF MOUNT ATHOS IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD
The following is a paper given by doctor of theology Jean-Claude Larchet (France) at the international conference, “Rus’—Holy Mount Athos: A thousand years of spiritual and cultural unity,” as part of the 1000-year anniversary celebration of Russian monasticism on Mount Athos (Moscow, September 21-24, 2016). It was published first in Russian translation on the website of the Synodal department for monasteries and monasticism of the Russian Orthodox Church.
Monasticism is basically a way to live the Christian life with a total commitment to renouncing the world and self-dedication to God. From this point of view, monasticism is the same everywhere, and each monastery, skete or hermitage is a privileged place, a center of reference for the monastic life and for Christian way of life. To a great extent, what can be said of monasticism can be said of