Browsing: Ecclesiastical new year

Source: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America September 1, 2019 Prot. No. 582 + B A R T H O L O M E W By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To All the Plenitude of the Church Grace, Peace and Mercy from the Maker of All Creation Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ Dearest brother Hierarchs and beloved children in the Lord, With the goodness and grace of the all-bountiful God, today marks the 30th anniversary since the Holy Great Church of Christ established the feast of Indiction and first day of the ecclesiastical year…

Source: Orthodox Christian Laity A Crisis of Faith, Not of Theology, Very Rev George Florovsky, 40th Anniversary of his Falling Asleep in the Lord Excerpt from Orthodox Evangelist, Fall 2019, Vol. 53. No. 3:  Brotherhood of St. Symeon the New Theologian, Miramar, FL The “Historic Church” is always an “imperfect Church,” despite her inherent sanctity.    Every student of Church History knows it but well.  The “Golden Age” of the Church – the age of Chrysostom and the Cappadocians – was an age of schisms, rifts, treason and suspicions.  Did not St. Gregory of Nazianzus suggest that apparently Christ was asleep…

Source: Orthodox Church in America For many years, His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, has issued a statement on the protection of the environment in conjunction with his annual message marking the beginning of the ecclesiastical year on September 1. “Our God, who created the universe and formed the earth as a perfect dwelling place for humanity, granted us the commandment and possibility to increase, multiply and fulfill creation, with dominion over all animals and plants,” writes His All-Holiness in this year’s message. “The world that surrounds us was thus offered to us as a gift by our Creator as an…