Ethics and Science

Ethics and Science

Watch now  Kyriakos Komvopoulos, Professor at the Berkeley University, California, at his interview to Pemptousia speaks on the relationship between ethics and science. Source: pemptousia.com     ABOUT THE ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN NETWORK Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) is a 501(c)3 and an official agency of the Assembly of Canonical Bishops of the United...

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In Praise of those who have Love in their Hearts – Part II

In Praise of those who have Love in their Hearts – Part II

Saint Symeon the New Theologian   Holy Love may we then be pardoned through you and may we enter into the enjoyment of the good things of our Master, since no-one will taste their sweetness except through you. Those who don’t love you as they ought and are not, as...

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In Praise of those who have Love in their Hearts – Part I

In Praise of those who have Love in their Hearts – Part I

Saint Symeon the New Theologian   Let us therefore follow one and the same path, Christ’s commandments, which elevate us to heaven and to God. Even though the word shows us many paths and many ways for people to reach the kingdom of heaven, these paths are not, in fact,...

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Celibacy and Monasticism

Celibacy and Monasticism

George Mantzaridis, Professor Emeritus, Theological School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki   Apart from marriage, which is the natural way of life for us humans, there’s also celibacy as a way of life beyond what’s natural. In the New Testament and the Patristic tradition, celibacy is declared to be superior to...

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Are Ideals Dangerous?

Are Ideals Dangerous?

Dr. Nikolaos Koios, Content Coach of Pemptousia   The occasion for the composition of this text was the anniversary of the Fall of Constantinople. On days of historic anniversaries, we generally turn to the ideals which formed the motivating force behind the important events. As ideological imperatives, ideals are transformed...

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What Would You Do?

What Would You Do?

Imagine you are driving down the highway and money starts floating across your windshield. First,​ it’s a five-dollar bill, then a ten, maybe a twenty…  and it doesn’t stop.  Do you pull over?  Do you keep driving?  This was the scene in Greenville, SC just a few days ago. It seems...

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Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Is There a Future for Ecumenism?

Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk: Is There a Future for Ecumenism?

Below is a lecture by the Chairman of the Department for External Church Relations of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, at the Universities of Winchester (5 February 2015) and Cambridge (6 February 2015).   Dear members of the faculty, students and guests of the university! I have been...

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Business Ethics 101

Business Ethics 101

During the past few years, concern about business ethics has come to the fore with the collapse of large corporations, largely because of shady deals, manipulation of financial records, and the gaining of wealth by devious means that have ruined the retirement expectations of hundreds of thousands of employees and...

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Vaccinations, Fetal Cell Cultures, and Orthodoxy

Vaccinations, Fetal Cell Cultures, and Orthodoxy

Should a Christian refuse to vaccinate their children with some vaccines because they were cultured on cells extracted from aborted fetuses? Lately, I have begun to be asked that question by young Orthodox couples who wish an Orthodox answer. Many of you may not know the background to that question....

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Ethics and the Other

Ethics and the Other

When I was first in seminary, I had to take an ethics class. The professor of that class seemed to positively enjoy giving us difficult ethics problems to solve. He had been a young man during World War II, and he seemed to take a particular joy in giving us...

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