Update
Home / Tag Archives: Eastern Orthodox Church (page 3)

Tag Archives: Eastern Orthodox Church

Syrian archbishops ‘most likely dead’

14 June 2013 Speakers at a conference in Oxford last week gave strong indications that the two Orthodox archbishops kidnapped near the Syrian city of Aleppo on 22 April had been killed. A senior regional source said he thought Syriac Orthodox Archbishop Gregorios Yohanna Ibrahim and Greek Orthodox Archbishop Paul Yazigi had been murdered on the day that they were kidnapped. The pair ... Read More »

ISN’T PASCHA A TIME FOR PEACE AND JOY? – WELL NOT FOR MIDDLE EASTERN CHRISTIANS!

PALESTINIAN CHRISTIANS ‘MISTREATED’ BY ISRAEL AT EASTER CELEBRATIONS (Source: AlArabiya) Israel is causing “countless difficulties” for Palestinian Christians and Muslims to reach their holy sites, the Palestine Liberation Organization said late Saturday as Orthodox Christians held the “Holy Fire” ceremony in Jerusalem. Thousands of Israeli police officers were deployed on the eve of the Orthodox Easter as throngs of Christians ... Read More »

ICONOGRAPHY – A STATEMENT OF IMAGE

Introduction In recent times, there has been a subtle but noticeable trend of Byzantine iconography manifesting itself within the decor of Roman Catholic and Protestant churches all around the world. To the discerning Orthodox Christian observer, initially there is joy at the fact that other fellow Christians are adopting and using iconography as an expression of faith, and thus serve ... Read More »

THE GREATNESS OF PAN ORTHODOXY

Here in New Zealand, and in places where the other Orthodox Christians (the Antiochians, Russians, Serbs, Romanians, etc) do not have churches and priests of their own as (well as) in the Fiji Islands, we the Greek Orthodox cover their devotional needs. So well-pleasing and very beautiful are our shared feelings every time and whenever all we Orthodox attend the ... Read More »

Sacred Catechism of the Eastern Orthodox Church the One Holy Catholic & Apostolic Church

By ST. NEKTARIOS OF PENTAPOLIS Translated from the Greek original by Protopresbyter George Dion. Dragas PhD, DD, DTh Introduction CHAPTER I Concerning the Sacred Catechism 1. What is a Catechism; and what is a Sacred Catechism? A Catechism is teaching about divine things. Sacred Catechism is the teaching of the Church of Christ, through which those Christians who have been already catechized and ... Read More »

Pussy Riot: The new Soviet League of Militant Godless

Author: Philip Jenkins ABC Religion and Ethics 21 Aug 2012 (Source: http://www.abc.net.au/religion/articles/2012/08/21/3572305.htm) It sounds like a scriptwriter’s dream. Here we have Russia, a vastly powerful country with a floundering democracy, facing the imminent threat of tyranny. That danger is personified by Vladimir Putin, a former KGB man who looks like, well, a former KGB man, as imagined by John Le ... Read More »

CALABRIA: ITALY’S HOLY MOUNTAINS

Prologue Throughout Christian history, many places have arisen to spiritual prominence due to either their legacy of martyrdom or monasticism. Naturally within peaceful times where there were few people being martyred for the Faith, monasticism assumed a greater role within Christian witness, and within the era of the undivided Christian ecumene, numerous monastic centres became centres of prayer, asceticism and ... Read More »

SOME THOUGHTS ON FASTING

Introduction The role played by the discipline of fasting  has figured prominently within the spiritual life of Christianity, and has remained integral to the Orthodox Church. Its purpose and meaning is multifaceted, to which entire treatises have been written on the subject. For this reason, we will not labour the point by providing an exhaustive exposition on the subject, since ... Read More »