Fr. John Behr Appointed to Metropolitan Kallistos Chair at Vrije Universiteit

Fr. John Behr Appointed to Metropolitan Kallistos Chair at Vrije Universiteit

(Amsterdam)- The Amsterdam Center for Orthodox Theology (ACOT) has announced that the Executive Board of Vrije Universiteit (VU) on September 1, 2016, appointed the Very Reverend Dr. John Behr,  dean of St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) and professor of Patristics, to its newly established Metropolitan Kallistos Chair of Orthodox...

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Choirs, Relics and Councils

Choirs, Relics and Councils

  March 4th, 2016 Welcome to “This Week in Orthodoxy”, the world’s only online video newscast focused on events in the life of the Orthodox Church. I’m Emmy Louvaris.  These are some of the stories making headlines this week. Metropolitan Kallistos Ware speaks at North Park University on The Unchanging...

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Metropolitan Kallistos Ware to Speak on Divine Compassion and Restoring the Human Icon

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware to Speak on Divine Compassion and Restoring the Human Icon

His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia will offer the keynote address “Divine Compassion and Restoring the Human Icon” for the Divine Compassion Distinguished Lectureship at Hellenic College Holy Cross on Saturday, June 20, 2015, beginning at 8:30 a.m. This event is being presented by Saint Catherine’s Vision (SCV), an...

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What Is the Relationship between Faith and Science?

What Is the Relationship between Faith and Science?

During a question and answer time after a lecture, His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos Ware was asked about the relationship between faith and science—particularly in the area of evolution. After joking that the question could easily be addressed with brevity, he responded with a particularly brief (and good!) answer. He said,...

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Peace from Above

Peace from Above

Each Sunday, at the beginning of the Divine Liturgy, we pray for “peace from above, and the salvation of our souls.” But what exactly are we asking for? What is the peace we prayerfully ask to be granted? Many times we think may be tempted to think that our peace...

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Why the Divine Liturgy is Truly Heaven on Earth

Why the Divine Liturgy is Truly Heaven on Earth

St. Germanos of Constantinople said: “The Church is the Earthly Heaven, in which the Heavenly God dwells and moves.” Find out why the Church is truly “heaven on earth” in this lecture by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware. Embedded above is Part II of a series on the “Inner Meaning of the...

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Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Meaning of the Word “Liturgy”

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Meaning of the Word “Liturgy”

Metropolitan Kallisos Ware is one of the leading Orthodox theologians of the last several generations. He is a sought-after speaker, appearing at scholarly conferences, clergy events, and church retreats around the world. In this lecture, titled “Liturgy: What Does the Word Mean?”, the Metropolitan discusses the inner meaning of the...

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