Orthodox News

Violence Against Egypt’s Christians Escalates At Alarming Rate

Violence Against Egypt’s Christians Escalates At Alarming Rate

July 24th, 2016

Source: Breitbart by BREITBART JERUSALEM (AFP) – Violence against Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Christ[...]

Around the world in 11 days: Russian Orthodox priest, 65, sets new record after flying non-stop in hot-air balloon

Around the world in 11 days: Russian Orthodox priest, 65, sets new record after flying non-stop in hot-air balloon

July 23rd, 2016

Source: Daily Mail Fedor Konyukhov flew around the world in a hot air balloon in 11 days - beat[...]

Christians in Russia Under Attack From Putin's Law Banning Evangelism Outside of Churches

Christians in Russia Under Attack From Putin’s Law Banning Evangelism Outside of Churches

July 21st, 2016

Source: The Christian Post BY BRANDON SHOWALTER , CP CONTRIBUTOR Russia's so-called "anti-extr[...]

Archbishop Demetrios Offers Prayer at the Republican National Convention

Archbishop Demetrios Offers Prayer at the Republican National Convention

July 20th, 2016

Source: Greek Reporter By Anastasios Papapostolou Archbishop Demetrios, the head of the Gr[...]

New “Orthodoxy in America” app now available at no charge

New “Orthodoxy in America” app now available at no charge

July 14th, 2016

Source: Orthodox Church in America SYOSSET, NY [OCA] Priest John Parsells, Rector of Christ the S[...]


Governance & Unity News

THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL: Discussion and News

THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL: Discussion and News

July 26th, 2016

Source: Pravoslavie.ru and other sources Post-Conciliar News - Metropolitan Kallistos Reflects on [...]

Russian Orthodox Church calls boycotted Crete council ‘an important event’

Russian Orthodox Church calls boycotted Crete council ‘an important event’

July 20th, 2016

Source: Deseret News By Tom Heneghan, Religion News Service The Russian Orthodox Church, whose[...]

Seven Metropolitans withheld signatures from Pan-Orthodox Council documents

Seven Metropolitans withheld signatures from Pan-Orthodox Council documents

June 29th, 2016

Source: Pravoslavie.ru Greek media is reporting that at least two documents put forth by the rece[...]

Holy and Great Council: The Orthodox Diaspora

Holy and Great Council: The Orthodox Diaspora

June 27th, 2016

Source: Pravoslavie.ru The Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church concerned itself with [...]

Holy and Great Council: Autonomy and the Means by Which it is Proclaimed

Holy and Great Council: Autonomy and the Means by Which it is Proclaimed

June 27th, 2016

Source: Pravoslavie.ru The Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church concerned itself with [...]

Governance & Unity Essays

Metropolitan Kallistos Reflects on Orthodox Council

Metropolitan Kallistos Reflects on Orthodox Council

July 26th, 2016

Source: OSV Newsweekly Member of the delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarchate hopes June’s meeting[...]

ATHONITE FATHERS CALL FOR REJECTION OF CRETAN COUNCIL AND CESSATION OF COMMEMORATION OF THE PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE

ATHONITE FATHERS CALL FOR REJECTION OF CRETAN COUNCIL AND CESSATION OF COMMEMORATION OF THE PATRIARCH OF CONSTANTINOPLE

July 18th, 2016

Source: Orthodox Ethos An "Open Letter" from Athonite Fathers to the Holy Community of the Holy M[...]

Orthodox Council Bridges Tensions, Moves Toward Interfaith Dialogue

Orthodox Council Bridges Tensions, Moves Toward Interfaith Dialogue

July 12th, 2016

Source: AMERICA - The National Catholic Review Council of Crete embraces outward-looking leadersh[...]

Orthodox see council as antidote to ‘heresies and ruses of reason’

Orthodox see council as antidote to ‘heresies and ruses of reason’

July 9th, 2016

Source: Crux Filipe Domingues July 9, 2016 SPECIAL TO CRUX Despite the fact that four of the f[...]

Historic Orthodox Council Meets Despite Absence of Four Churches

Historic Orthodox Council Meets Despite Absence of Four Churches

July 7th, 2016

Source: AMERICA - The National Catholic Review Paul L. Gavrilyuk Russia's influence seen behin[...]

OCL Forum

The Need for an Autocephalous, Independent, Self-governing Orthodox Church in the USA

The Need for an Autocephalous, Independent, Self-governing Orthodox Church in the USA

January 18th, 2016

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity This forum is a place to post thoughts, papers and documents tha[...]

Will the Assembly of Bishops Lay a Foundation for Unity? Why is our Geographic Church in America Subject to Patriarchates Abroad Whose Actions Appear to be Obstructing Unity?

Will the Assembly of Bishops Lay a Foundation for Unity? Why is our Geographic Church in America Subject to Patriarchates Abroad Whose Actions Appear to be Obstructing Unity?

October 31st, 2013

Mandate The Assembly has been established in accordance with the Decision of the 4th Pre-Conciliar [...]

Measuring the Assembly of Bishops' Progress on Unity

Measuring the Assembly of Bishops’ Progress on Unity

January 31st, 2013

The Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of North and Central America sets out the vision of the g[...]

Ethno-Phyletism: A Problem for the American Church

Ethno-Phyletism: A Problem for the American Church

August 6th, 2012

The article "The 1872 Council of Constantinople and Phyletism" by Rev. Fr. Stephane Bigham provides [...]

Pan-Orthodox Ministries / Grassroots Unity

Pan-Orthodox Ministries / Grassroots Unity

August 5th, 2012

I am interested in what pan-Orthodox ministries there are out there. I know of very few TRULY p[...]

Focused Study and Research Topics

THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL: Discussion and News

THE HOLY AND GREAT COUNCIL: Discussion and News

July 26th, 2016

Source: Pravoslavie.ru and other sources Post-Conciliar News - Metropolitan Kallistos Reflects on [...]

A DECLARATION OF AMERICAN ORTHODOX UNITY NOW [Draft]

A DECLARATION OF AMERICAN ORTHODOX UNITY NOW [Draft]

October 31st, 2015

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity A DECLARATION OF AMERICAN ORTHODOX UNITY NOW [Draft] [A Case Stud[...]

How will we move forward to renew the Orthodox Church in the USA?

How will we move forward to renew the Orthodox Church in the USA?

October 12th, 2015

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity How will we move forward to renew the Orthodox Church in the USA? [...]