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St Gregory Palamas: Confessor and Defender of Orthodoxy Against Islam

By Ralph Zosimas Sidway I. Introduction   St. Gregory Palamas is one of those profound and pivotal saints with whom one becomes better acquainted over time, and who often surprises with his insights, message and significance. While rightly revered and commemorated in Greece and elsewhere in the Orthodox world and by Orthodox monastics generally, in America, the relatively recent publications ... Read More »

WILL I BE SILENCED BY FEAR?

A Christian woman activist in Pakistan longs to speak out against oppressive “blasphemy laws” but is hindered by a climate of intimidation. I see myself as an extrovert person and cannot stop speaking out against injustice and inhuman practices that suppress women and religious minorities in Pakistan. Being a member of a minority community I have always felt I must ... Read More »

OUR SUFFERING SISTERS: THE PLIGHT OF PERSECUTED CHRISTIAN WOMEN AND GIRLS

  INTRODUCTORY REMARK AND THOUGHTS Women are honoured in God’s family, but tragically the experience of many Christian women around the world does not reflect this. Our sisters in Christ who live in places of persecution and pressure may experience a double problem of ill-treatment, in which they suffer for both their faith and their gender. For example, under Islamic ... Read More »

SAINT AHMED THE CALLIGRAPHER

(Commemorated on 3rd May and the 24th December) Saint Ahmed (or Ahmet) Kalphas came from a Muslim family in Constantinople, and was raised as a devout Muslim. He worked as a secretary (deftedar) in the office of the Chief Secretary of the Ottoman Empire, that is in Ottoman terms, within the Sultan’s Chancellery as Scribe of the Second Rank. Thus ... Read More »