Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Urges Church To Lift Ban on Ordination of Married Priests in Eastern Catholic Churches in North America

Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation Urges Church To Lift Ban on Ordination of Married Priests in Eastern Catholic Churches in North America

This action would affirm Eastern Rite tradition, would encourage restoration of unity between Catholic, Orthodox Christians, and would enhance spiritual lives of Eastern Catholics. WASHINGTON—The North American Orthodox-Catholic Theological Consultation voted in early June to encourage the “lifting of the restrictions regarding the ordination of married men to the priesthood...

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Join Pope Francis for Vatican Prayer Summit

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Join Pope Francis for Vatican Prayer Summit

NEW YORK – His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of over 300 million Orthodox Christian faithful worldwide, will join Pope Francis at the Vatican for a prayer summit on the evening of June 8, 2014 in an intensive spiritually-focused initiative for Middle East peace process. Together with the Pope...

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From Albania to Sudan: Orthodox News Around the World

From Albania to Sudan: Orthodox News Around the World

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris. News from Around the World Consecration of Cathedral in Albania Our top story this week comes from Tirana, Albania, marking a major milestone in the...

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Miracles in Small Packages

Miracles in Small Packages

All Orthodox priests in the Slavic tradition wear a cross after their ordination. That is not so among the Antiochians and Greeks. Among them, the cross is awarded to the Archpriest. But, I periodically have the opportunity to be in a Slavic parish (whether OCA or Moscow Patriarchate). When I...

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