What Orthodox Christians Can Learn from Pope Francis

What Orthodox Christians Can Learn from Pope Francis

The world will be watching from May 24-25, 2014 as Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople and Pope Francis welcome each other in Jerusalem to observe the anniversary of the historic encounter between Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras and the subsequent lifting of mutual anathemas. The main focus of...

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Meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in the Holy City of Jerusalem

Meeting of Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in the Holy City of Jerusalem

Watch for coverage of this historic event coming soon. Our own Executive Director, Rev. Dr. Christopher T. Metropulos, has been asked to join a dedicated group of faithful to assist in the live English-language worldwide telecast of this historic meeting. Posted by the Orthodox Christian Network.  You can find the...

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This Week in Orthodoxy, April 4, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, April 4, 2014

Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy,” the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. Segment 1: News from around the Globe Vandalism at a Sacred Site in Constantinople Our top story this week. On Sunday, March 23, vandals invaded the courtyard and...

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Vandalism at a Sacred Site in Constantinople

Vandalism at a Sacred Site in Constantinople

On Sunday, March 23, 2014 at noon, a number of young vandals invaded the courtyard and the chapel of Agia Paraskevi, the site of a Sacred Spring (Agiasma), outside the Byzantine walls near the Monastery of Baloukli. For at least five hours, according to the testimony of the church sacristan...

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Synaxis of Primates of Orthodox Autocephalous Churches Concludes

Synaxis of Primates of Orthodox Autocephalous Churches Concludes

NEW YORK – The Ecumenical Patriarchate issued yesterday March 9, 2014, Sunday of Orthodoxy, a Communiqué upon the conclusion of the Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Autocephalous Churches and released the official Message of the Hierarchs of the Synaxis. Following are both texts as released by the Ecumenical...

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Archon Nicholas J. Bouras Falls Asleep in the Lord

Archon Nicholas J. Bouras Falls Asleep in the Lord

New York – Archbishop Demetrios of America announces with great sadness the falling asleep of a truly exceptional member of our Church, Archon Nicholas J. Bouras, on Sunday night, December 22, 2013. Archon Bouras was a member of the Executive Committee of the Archdiocesan Council, National Vice Commander of the...

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Patriarchal Encyclical for Christmas

Patriarchal Encyclical for Christmas

+ BARTHOLOMEW By God’s Mercy Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch To the Plenitude of the Church: Grace, mercy, and peace from the Savior Christ, born in Bethlehem Beloved brothers and sisters, children in the Lord, “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given.”...

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Video Coverage of Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Part 4

Video Coverage of Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Part 4

Metropolitan Elpiphodoros speaks at the Conference on the topic “Halki – The Berlin Wall of Religious Freedom.” His Eminence Metropolitan Elpidophoros of Bursa is Abbot of the Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegial Monastery of the Holy Trinity on the Island of Halki and former Chief Secretary of Holy Synod of the...

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Video Coverage of Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Part 3

Video Coverage of Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Part 3

These videos present a panel discussion on the topic “Tearing Down Walls – Legal and Humanitarian Perspectives on Equality, State Neutrality and Pluralism.” The discussion was moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Promodrou and included Doug Bandow, a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute in DC.; Cole Durham, a Professor of Law...

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Video Coverage of Archon Religious Freedom Conference, Part 2

Video Coverage of Archon Religious Freedom Conference, Part 2

William J. Antholis is currently Managing Director of the Brookings Institute in Washington, DC, having previously served as Director of International Economic Affairs at the White House’s National Security Council and in the State Department’s policy planning staff. In this video, he speaks on the topic “Religious Tolerance and Pluralism:...

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