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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. John Whiteford Does the Orthodox Church teach that the Septuagint is more reliable than the Hebrew text of the Old Testament? If so, why? Fr. John Whiteford talks about the “Bible according to the Seventy”. In the “Encyrlical of the Eastern Patriarchs” of 1848, which was a reply to the epistle of Pope Pius IX, “To The Easterns,” the ... Read More »

Liberal Christianity will not survive for a long time – Bishop Hilarion Alfeyev

Address at the opening session of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, Geneva, 13 February 2008. Source: Europaica: I would like to draw your attention to the danger of liberal Christianity. The liberalization of moral standards, initiated by some Protestant and Anglican communities several decades ago and developing with ever-increasing speed, has now brought us to a situation ... Read More »