Not Just A Photo Op

Not Just A Photo Op

This week, I leave once again to join the Patriarchal Support team that will assist with the commentary for the historic visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate on the occasion of the Thronal Feast of St. Andrew. My mind still has vivid memories of the Pilgrimage we covered...

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“That They Might Be One” Part 1: Unity in Faith, Diversity in Expression

“That They Might Be One” Part 1: Unity in Faith, Diversity in Expression

Few concepts are more universally controversial in the Christian world today than ecumenism. The word can conjure up all sorts of different ideas for different people, and yet still different opinions about those ideas. As might be obvious based on the title of this series, I am hoping to address...

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What Does It Mean to Be a Christian?

What Does It Mean to Be a Christian?

Upon whom–and why–would we, as Orthodox believers, bestow the title “Christian”? It’s a matter that the Church has wrestled with from her very earliest history. You can almost hear the sadness in the voice of St. John the Evangelist as he tells his flock that some former members of his...

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Orthodoxy and Inter-Christian Dialogue: 10 Principles from Fr. Georges Florovsky

Orthodoxy and Inter-Christian Dialogue: 10 Principles from Fr. Georges Florovsky

When we look at the problem of Christian division today, the recognition of present-day differences and disagreement is essential. We cannot pretend that we are all in agreement. But what should our response to disagreement be? Many Orthodox Christians on the internet move immediately to polemics or triumphalism, and exhibit...

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