Catholic News Service reports on ‘Together on the margins: Lesbos trip to be ecumenical sign of service’

Catholic News Service reports on ‘Together on the margins: Lesbos trip to be ecumenical sign of service’

Inspired by the The Order of St. Andrew of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, The Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the good works and deeds of faith that defend and promote the Orthodox Christian faith and tradition. An Archon is an honoree by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for his outstanding service to the Church, and...

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The Economist reports on ‘A Catholic-Orthodox meeting is spectacular but not unprecedented’

The Economist reports on ‘A Catholic-Orthodox meeting is spectacular but not unprecedented’

Inspired by the The Order of St. Andrew of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, The Orthodox Christian Network will be featuring the good works and deeds of faith that defend and promote the Orthodox Christian faith and tradition. An Archon is an honoree by His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for his outstanding service to the Church, and...

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The Pope’s Message to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on The Feastday of St. Andrew

The Pope’s Message to His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on The Feastday of St. Andrew

The photo above was taken on the same day in 2014, just a year ago when Pope Francis visited His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on The Feastday of St. Andrew. This year, a delegation from the Vatican was led by Cardinal Kurt Koch to the Patriarchal Church of St George for the...

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Young Adult Blog Post – Our Personal Role in Healing the Divided Christian Witness

Young Adult Blog Post – Our Personal Role in Healing the Divided Christian Witness

Inspired by the Department of Youth & Young Adult Ministries of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, the Orthodox Christian Network is proud to feature outstanding programs of “young adults coming together in faith, fellowship, and service” .   Young Adult Blog Post – Our Personal Role in Healing the Divided Christian Witness In a...

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Exterminating Christians in the Middle East – Wall Street Journal

Exterminating Christians in the Middle East – Wall Street Journal

In “Exterminating Christians in the Middle East” (Wall Street Journal, August 20, 2015), Robert Reilly highlights the parallels between Nazi Germany and the similar story “playing out again, as Christians are being wiped out in the Middle East”.  He references Pope Francis’s recent remarks:  “Today we are dismayed to see how...

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Pope Francis’ List of 15 Spiritual Ailments Applies to Orthodox Christians, Too!

Pope Francis’ List of 15 Spiritual Ailments Applies to Orthodox Christians, Too!

Orthodox Christians around the world were recently watching as Pope Francis visited The Ecumenical Patriarchate for the Feast of St. Andrew on November 30, 2014.  The same Pope of Rome who washed the feet of an Orthodox Christian in 2013 stood out again for his humility by asking Ecumenical Patriarch...

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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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This Week in Orthodoxy, December 5, 2014

This Week in Orthodoxy, December 5, 2014

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 Ron Spiegel, in for Emmy Louvaris. These are the stories making headlines this week: Pope Francis visited His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Constantinople. A new...

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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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