Houston Subpoena Withdrawn: Law School Dean Comments

Houston Subpoena Withdrawn: Law School Dean Comments

Did you read Fr. Lawrence’s response to Houston Mayor Parker’s subpoena demanding area pastors submit their sermons? Today we received a letter from one of our listeners, informing us that the subpoena has been withdrawn. She also sent us a statement made by Richard Kelsey, Assistant Dean of the George Mason...

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Houston, We Have a Problem

Houston, We Have a Problem

From my happy home safely north of the forty-ninth parallel, I regularly receive news from my American brothers and sisters down south, and most of it convinces me that I have no real understanding of Americans. I do know, however, that love of liberty and the freedom to believe, speak,...

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Obama administration to Turkey: Reopen Halki Seminary

Obama administration to Turkey: Reopen Halki Seminary

Editor’s note: Part of a blog post by Hannah Gais at the Foreign Policy Association In an annual report released by the Department of State this week, the Obama administration has yet again pressed Turkey to live up to its commitment as a democracy to ensure religious freedom, citing the need to reopen an Eastern...

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A Holy Nation

A Holy Nation

“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s own people, that you may declare the wonderful deeds of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light. Once you were no people but now you are God’s people; once you had not received...

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The Implications of Christians Forcing Christianity on Others

The Implications of Christians Forcing Christianity on Others

On the surface of the recent decision by the Supreme Court, it may seem SCOTUS has decided that when it comes to birth control, this is something that you need to buy on your own and it is not the responsibility of the employer to provide this through a federally...

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Archbishop’s Encyclical: Religious Freedom is Founded on Truth

Archbishop’s Encyclical: Religious Freedom is Founded on Truth

Protocol Number 109/14 July 4, 2014 Independence Day To the Most Reverend Hierarchs, the Reverend Priests and Deacons, the Monks and Nuns, the Presidents and Members of the Parish Councils of the Greek Orthodox Communities, the Distinguished Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Day, Afternoon, and Church Schools, the Philoptochos...

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SCOTUS Decision on Religious Freedom: An Orthodox Perspective

SCOTUS Decision on Religious Freedom: An Orthodox Perspective

It was hard yesterday, on a quiet summer Sunday in rural central Pennsylvania, to imagine that the small factory across from the lot where we’re building our Orthodox mission temple would have its fate decided by the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC today. But it did. Conestoga Wood Specialties,...

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Christianity in the Media

Christianity in the Media

Tom Minnery of Focus on the Family joins Fr. Chris to talk about the importance of Christian radio ministry, the lasting impact founder James Dobson has had on American Christian culture, and what the future holds for religious liberty in the USA. You can visit Tom’s Citizen Link website here....

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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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