In Defense of Orthodoxy

In Defense of Orthodoxy

“Only Begotten Son and Immortal Word of God, Who for our salvation didst will to be incarnate of the holy Theotokos and ever-virgin Mary, Who without change didst become man and wast crucified, O Christ our God, Trampling down death by death, Who art one of the Holy Trinity, Glorified...

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Examining the Reformation from an Orthodox Point of View

Examining the Reformation from an Orthodox Point of View

Five hundred years ago this past Tuesday, a professor announced a lecture. The announcement was mailed to the Archbishop of Mainz in western Germany, and was posted next to other announcements on the 16th-century equivalents of bulletin boards: church doors. One of these churches, famously, was All Saints in Wittenberg....

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An Interview with Monsignor McPartlan

An Interview with Monsignor McPartlan

Blogger Ryan Hunter sits down with Monsignor Paul McPartlan, Carl J. Peter Professor of Systematic Theology and Ecumenism, The Catholic University of America. Photo courtesy of The Catholic University of America.  Ryan Hunter (RH): This is Ryan Hunter reporting with the Orthodox Christian Network. My guest is Monsignor Paul McPartlan, the...

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Catholic and Orthodox Christians Affirm Sanctity of Life, Invite People into the Embrace of Christ

Catholic and Orthodox Christians Affirm Sanctity of Life, Invite People into the Embrace of Christ

Catholic and Orthodox Christians Affirm Sanctity of Life, Invite People into the Embrace of Christ             Jan 20, 2016 NEW YORK— On the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Orthodox and Catholic Christians will join in prayer and public gathering to express their long-standing belief that all life...

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Orthodox, Catholic Parishioners Pray for Peace

Orthodox, Catholic Parishioners Pray for Peace

CATHOLIC SAN FANCISCO — Orthodox, Catholic Parishioners Pray for Peace by Valerie Schmalz “Christians are being persecuted and killed in countries from Lebanon to Sudan,” Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Gerasimos told a gathering of Catholics and Greek Orthodox at a Belmont Catholic church Jan. 18. Members of neighboring parishes, Greek Orthodox Church of...

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Visit of Pope Francis to Ecumenical Patriarchate Will Be Broadcast Live on EWTN, NOV. 29 and 30

Visit of Pope Francis to Ecumenical Patriarchate Will Be Broadcast Live on EWTN, NOV. 29 and 30

NEW YORK— The visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople and his meetings with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on November 29 and 30, 2014, will be broadcast live in the United States by EWTN, Global Catholic Network. Pope Francis is scheduled to attend a Doxology at 6:15 p.m....

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Orthodox Bishop Responds to Recent Roman Catholic Synod

Orthodox Bishop Responds to Recent Roman Catholic Synod

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, author of several popular books on Orthodox Christian faith and life, has offered his thoughts after observing the Roman Catholic Church’s recently concluded Extraordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops. The synod discussed, among other things, topics related to the family, receiving wide-spread media coverage throughout...

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ZENIT: Catholic-Orthodox Commission to Discuss ‘Synodality and the Primate’

ZENIT: Catholic-Orthodox Commission to Discuss ‘Synodality and the Primate’

The eighth plenary session of the International Joint Commission for Theological Dialogue between the Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church will take place in Amman, Jordan from 15 to 23 September, following the invitation from the Greek-Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Theophilos III. The session will be co-chaired by...

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The Dark Ages: Who Turned Out the Lights?

The Dark Ages: Who Turned Out the Lights?

Among the literature of those who make it their main business to vilify the Christians, perhaps no concept has served a more useful purpose than the idea of “the Dark Ages.” The Dark Ages, according to this reading of history, were those centuries in which the Church was culturally ascendant,...

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The Filioque Clause

The Filioque Clause

One of the things which has historically been a point of polemic and conflict between the Orthodox East and the Roman Catholic West is the use of the Filioque clause in the Creed. The word “filioque” is Latin for “from the Son”, and it is used in the classically western...

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