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Heresies and Delusions Didn’t Stop Appearing After the 8th Century

ANOTHER HIERARCH APPEALS TO THE HOLY SYNOD CONCERNING THE PAN-ORTHODOX COUNCIL Metropolitan Seraphim of Piraeus has sent a letter to the Holy Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church concerning the upcoming Pan-Orthodox Council. The main propositions of the document were published on the website ROMFEA. His Eminenece styled the decision that every Local Church shall be represented by twenty-four hierarchs ... Read More »

Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos: Questions about the documents of the Pan Orthodox Synod to the Holy Synod of Greece

SACRED METROPOLIS OF NAFPAKTOS AND SAINT VLASIOS Nafpaktos, February 17, 2016 To: The Holy and Sacred Synod of the Church of Greece Ioannou Gennadiou 14 115 21 Athens Your Beatitude, President of the Synod, The Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches (March 6-9, 2014) decided to set up a Special Inter-Orthodox Commission, consisting of one bishop and one ... Read More »

Heterosexual men who lean Right are the PC hate target of choice

The Australian – 21st March 2016 Jennifer Oriel Any doubt that Labor is captive to neo-Marxism was dispelled by its campaign to enforce compulsory queer political programming of schoolchildren under the misnomer “Safe Schools”. Queer acti­vists trashed conservative senator Cory Bernardi’s office on Friday after Green-Left politicians, ­including Labor leader Bill Shorten, called him homo­phobic for opposing the strategy. Unlike ... Read More »

Professor Demetrios Tselengides critiques the Organization and Working Procedure of the upcoming Pan-Orthodox Synod

Having written a previous letter critiquing the the up-coming Pan Orthodox Synod, Professor Demetrios Tselengides has written a new letter addressed to the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece. As professor of the School of Theology at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Dr Tselengides stresses and highlights the problematic parts of the “Organization and Working Procedure of the Holy and Great Council,” as well as ... Read More »

The State of Education

By Taliésin Coward “Rarely is the question asked: is our children learning?” were the words spoken, and sadly not in jest, by former US President George Bush Jnr. In Ancient Greece, and also, for example in Australia in past generations, the first steps in providing an ‘education’ have been to, initially, equip students with some basic skills; chief among these ... Read More »

Michael D. O’Brien: Living in the Age of The Porn Plague

WE ARE LIVING IN A PORNOGRAPHIC PLAGUE OF EPIC PROPORTIONS…AND IT’S MAKING US MISERABLE By Michael D. O’Brien This is the first article in a series on modesty in a culture of shamelessness. April 7, 2015 (LifeSiteNews.com) — Much of current fashion, especially for women, is an assault upon the ultimate good of those who wear such clothing. It is ... Read More »

Orthodox and Anglican Churches are on different sides of the abyss, says Russian Orthodox leader

The future of ecumenism is in great peril with the gap widening between Orthodox and progressives, says Metropolitan Hilarion of the Russian Orthodox Church a noted theologian and church historian. Speaking before an audience at Villanova University, a Roman Catholic institution on Philadelphia’s historic mainline and one of the oldest in the US, Hilarion said that when the Holy Fathers ... Read More »

Fr Theodore Zisis on the Upcoming Great Pan-Orthodox Synod

Fr. Theodoros Zisis is Emeritus Professor of Patrology and former Chair of the Department of Pastoral and Social Theology at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. In the video below Fr. Theodore, known as a staunch defender of traditional, patristic Orthodoxy, offers his thoughts on the upcoming Great and Holy Council, the decades of preparatory councils in which he sometimes took part, ... Read More »