This Week in Orthodoxy: October 02, 2015

This Week in Orthodoxy: October 02, 2015

October 02, 2015 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 the some of the stories making headlines this week: Archbishop Demetrios Participates in Multi-Religious Gathering with Pope Francis Fr. John...

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Orthodox Leaders Gather at 9/11Memorial

Orthodox Leaders Gather at 9/11Memorial

Hierarchs of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, the Orthodox Church in America, the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, and the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA, together with representatives of the Oriental Churches attended the “Multi-Religious Gathering with Pope Francis” at the Museum of the National 9/11...

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s Response to Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew’s Response to Pope Francis’ Climate Encyclical

NEW YORK – TIME magazine website published today an exclusive article outlining the response of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Climate Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis Laudato Si’, presented this morning at the Vatican. The article starts with the words of His All-Holiness as follows: In a series of seminars organized...

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Throwback Thursday: OCN in the Old Days!

Throwback Thursday: OCN in the Old Days!

Remember life before 9/11​,​ when the Pope of Rome visited Ukraine after the fall of communism, the Assembly of Bishops were SCOBA​,​ and OCN had a 60-minute radio program? This week​,​ our Throwback Thursday edition goes way back to June 23, 2001 with the original format​: Daily Vitamins for Spiritual...

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Turkey Presses Conversion of Hagia Sofia After Pope References Genocide

Turkey Presses Conversion of Hagia Sofia After Pope References Genocide

Turkish officials continue to deny or play down the facts about the Armenian Genocide of 1915. At a recent Mass in the Armenian Catholic rite at St. Peter’s Basilica, Pope Francis used the word “genocide” to describe the mass killing of Ottoman Armenians by the Turks. Turkey is responding by...

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TODAY’S ZAMAN: Who is the pope, who is the ecumenical patriarch?

TODAY’S ZAMAN: Who is the pope, who is the ecumenical patriarch?

Turkey — Why is the Pope treated with admiration while the Ecumenical Patriarch is not? TODAY’S ZAMAN: Who is the pope, who is the ecumenical patriarch? If you do not know Turkey, you may get the impression that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his government have huge admiration for the...

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B92: Serbian Orthodox Church Sends Letter of Protest to Vatican

B92: Serbian Orthodox Church Sends Letter of Protest to Vatican

The leader of the Serbian Orthodox Church has sent a letter to the Vatican which may contain a protest against the Vatican’s plan to canonize Alojzije Stepinac. Stepinac, a Croatian Catholic cardinal, was convicted after World War II of collaborating with the fascist Independent State of Croatia. Serbian Church sends...

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VIDEO: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Explains the Purpose of the Meeting in Jersualem

VIDEO: Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Explains the Purpose of the Meeting in Jersualem

His All-Holiness Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, discusses the 1964 encounter in the Holy Land between Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras; and the symbolic confirmation of the ongoing commitment to the path of reconciliation between the two Churches. He explains the purpose of his upcoming...

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Joint Statement Celebrating the Meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis​

Joint Statement Celebrating the Meeting of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Pope Francis​

Fifty years ago, in January 1964, two great Christian leaders met in Jerusalem. Pope Paul VI of Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras of Constantinople swept aside centuries of hostility and embraced one another in the city where Christ was crucified and rose from the dead. The Pope’s gift of a...

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VIDEO: Fr. Karloutsos Discusses the Importance of the Upcoming Meeting

VIDEO: Fr. Karloutsos Discusses the Importance of the Upcoming Meeting

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople-New Rome and Pope Francis of Rome will meet in Jerusalem, May 24-26, 2014, to commemorate the 50 year anniversary of their predecessors, Pope Paul VI and Ecumenical Patriarch Athenagoras. Fr. Alexander Karloutsos, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America, discusses the historical significance of the...

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