Traditionalism vs. Tradition

Traditionalism vs. Tradition

The late great scholar Jaroslav Pelikan once observed: “Tradition is the living faith of the dead, traditionalism is the dead faith of the living. And, I suppose I should add, it is traditionalism that gives tradition such a bad name.” In Orthodox Christianity, to which the former Lutheran scholar Pelikan...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, November 7, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, November 7, 2014

Hello, I’m Emmy Louvaris with “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. These are the stories making headlines this week: The IOCC is building its 4th School, in Uganda The euthanasia debate is rekindled as a terminally...

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Archbishop of Mosul Weeps for Flock

Archbishop of Mosul Weeps for Flock

His Eminence Mor Nicodemus Daoud Sharaf, the Syriac Orthodox Archbishop of Mosul, broke down during a recent interview. While explaining an annual tradition for the feastday of a local saint, the Archbishop wept with emotion: the feast had been kept uninterrupted for 1,500 years, despite many invasions, persecutions, and war,...

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Conflict and Faith

Conflict and Faith

http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl110814wv.mp3 Listen Now. In honor of Veterans Day, Fr. Ernesto shares his insight as a veteran regarding the spiritual concerns for military personnel returning from combat. He also discusses the restrictions and canons for clergy in war time. We also hear a timely interview with Nicolai Petro, a professor of comparative...

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