Orthodoxy

Letter #46, 2018: Ukraine

Friday, August 31, 2018, #2 Day #7: Ukraine Two important things took place today with regard to Russia and Ukraine. (1) Bartholomew-Kirill meeting in Istanbul on autocephaly for Ukraine. Kirill, along with the Russian government, opposes the idea; Bartholomew has said that he is willing to listen to the arguments of those in Ukraine and elsewhere [...]

Letter #12, 2017: A Communist Ecumenist?

March 27, 2017, Monday -- A Communist Ecumenist? Zyuganov on the Split between Eastern and Western Christianity I have been trying to drive home one fundamental point for more than 20 years now, both in the pages of Inside the Vatican magazine, and in the work of the Urbi et Orbi Foundation which seeks to "build [...]

Urbi et Orbi Section: Spirituality, The Orthodox Saints Speak

Icon of Mary Reflecting on Mary’s Blessedness through the Annunciation Thou knowest, O Mary, things kept hid from the patriarchs and prophets. Thou hast learned, O virgin, things which were kept concealed till now from the angels. Thou hast heard, O purest one, things of which even the choir of inspired men was never [...]

Defending the Triangle

Demonstrators protesting a same-sex marriage bill outside the parliament building in London on June 3, 2013. The House of Lords was debating a bill to allow two people of the same gender to marry in England and Wales. The House of Commons approved the bill in May 2013 (CNS photo/Toby Melville, Reuters) The anthropology [...]