“Christian Unity on Matters of Religious Liberty – Being a Disciple of Christ in “Your Jerusalem” by Bill Marianes

“Christian Unity on Matters of Religious Liberty – Being a Disciple of Christ in “Your Jerusalem” by Bill Marianes

The Orthodox Christian Network features the important work of organizations that promote religious freedom, defend Christian Rights and stand against Christian persecution.  You have our resound commitment to be a resource of compassion, a voice of help, and active participant to helping all in need. “The Christian Rights & Freedom...

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Noted Attorney To Speak on Christian Unity & Religious Liberty

Noted Attorney To Speak on Christian Unity & Religious Liberty

The Orthodox Christian Network features the important work of organizations that promote religious freedom, defend Christian Rights and stand against Christian persecution.  You have our resound commitment to be a resource of compassion, a voice of help, and active participant to helping all in need. NOTED ATTORNEY TO SPEAK IN...

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Metropolitan John Zizioulas: Same Faith is the Only Basis for Unity

Metropolitan John Zizioulas: Same Faith is the Only Basis for Unity

Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon is the co-chair of the international Catholic-Orthodox theological dialogue and one of the most well known Orthodox theologians alive today. In a recent interview with Gianni Valente of Vatican Insider, the Metropolitan discussed the recent visit of Pope Francis to the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the...

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Pope Francis: ‘I am skeptical’ unity will be reached

Pope Francis: ‘I am skeptical’ unity will be reached

Buried in an Associated Press article about Pope Francis’ recent visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate is a strong statement expressing doubt concerning reconciliation between Catholics and Orthodox Christians. “We’re on this path ,” the Pope said, “but we must wait until the theologians agree among themselves. We’ll never get...

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Without the ‘Dialogue of Love’, there is no ‘Dialogue of Truth’

Without the ‘Dialogue of Love’, there is no ‘Dialogue of Truth’

The recent visit of Pope Francis to the Phanar for the Ecumenical Patriarchate’s Thronal Feast of St. Andrew has attracted significant attention. Responses have varied greatly, from exaltation to condemnation to a shrug of the shoulders, as if this is yet one more “merely symbolic” event without any practical promise....

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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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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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