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Anglicans and Copts and an Agreed Statement

In October of this year, as reported by the Anglican Communion News Service, the Anglican-Oriental Orthodox International Commission held its third meeting…

Nov 11, 2014
Pemptousia Partnership

Prophet Elijah, the Gift of God

By Savva Alexandrou Saint Gregory Palamas, speaking in general about the prophets, as also the Fathers of the Church, notes: “God raised up the Prophets…

Nov 05, 2014
The Sounding

Five Orthodox Words I Wish Everyone Knew

I don’t know many languages, but in each one, there are words that I wish we had in English. The same is true in different dialects (for instance, I’m…

Sep 07, 2014
Come Receive the Light - Greek

Για ένα μόνο προσεύχομαι

Ενας σπουδαίος γερμανός θεολόγος είπε κάποτε τούτα τα λόγια: «Δέν μέ πειράζει ἄν στά…

Sep 06, 2014
The Sounding

Piety and Reason Joined: Insights from St Gregory of Nyssa, Contra Eunomium, Book I

In his first book against the Arian heretic Eunomius of Cyzicus (d. 393), St Gregory of Nyssa (333-393) demonstrates a balanced appreciation for both the…

Aug 15, 2014
The Sounding

Saint Macrina the Elder: Bridge of Theology

She’s called “Confessor of the Faith”. Her family contains so many saints she’s known as the mother and grandmother of saints. She should be given…

Jul 05, 2014
The Sounding

What is Orthodox Theology’s Task Today? Thoughts from Metropolitan John Zizioulas

A major conference on the future of Orthodox theology convened in June 2010 at the Volos Academy for Theological Studies. The conference’s theme,…

Jun 18, 2014
The Sounding

Orthodoxy and Inter-Christian Dialogue: 10 Principles from Fr. Georges Florovsky

When we look at the problem of Christian division today, the recognition of present-day differences and disagreement is essential. We cannot pretend that…

Jun 14, 2014
OCN Responds

Is Jesus God?

Is Jesus God? Christianity teaches that God became man in the person of Jesus Christ. But a new book, How Jesus Became God, questions the origins and evolution…

Jun 02, 2014
The Sounding

Review of “The Experience of God” by David Bentley Hart

This is not a typical book review. I’m not going to summarize Hart’s arguments, point out the books virtues and flaws, and end with something like…

Apr 21, 2014
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