‘Every act of violence, religious intolerance or injustice is not merely an insult to humanity, but a sin against our Creator’

‘Every act of violence, religious intolerance or injustice is not merely an insult to humanity, but a sin against our Creator’

Address at the start of proceedings at the 10th Dialogue, organized jointly in Jerusalem by the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious Consultations, on the occasion of the 40 years of dialogue between Orthodoxy and Judaism. Tuesday 5 December 2017 Today, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew opened the proceedings...

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An eye for an eye (Levit. 24, 20-21). Is Mosaic law retaliatory?

An eye for an eye (Levit. 24, 20-21). Is Mosaic law retaliatory?

Archimandrite Theofilos Lemontzis, D. Th.   Supporters of rough justice often quote Mosaic Law, which is concerned with retaliation, with ‘an eye for an eye’ (Ex. 21, 23-25; Levit. 24, 20-21; Deut. 19, 18-21). But what is the meaning of these particular ordinances? Do they really impose retaliation and revenge?...

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Only violence against our false self brings us freedom

Only violence against our false self brings us freedom

Metropolitan Amfilhije (Radović) of Montenegro and the Littoral   All of this (see Coercion and violence are the basic characteristics of the patricidal society, also by Bishop Amfilohije) is inevitable, because necessity and violence beget only violence and enslavement. This is clear from the waves of organized terrorism today, which...

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Protecting Your Children Online

Protecting Your Children Online

With Christmas coming and door-buster sales everywhere you look, you might be shopping for a smart phone or tablet to put under the Christmas tree.  Before you sign that contract, listen to this insightful interview with Kathryn Bocanegra as she talks with Fr. Chris about the many dangers and pressures of the internet...

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Gun Control: Orthodox Christian and NRA Perspectives

Gun Control: Orthodox Christian and NRA Perspectives

Our look at gun violence continues with week with friend-of-the show Bill Hinkle, who shares his perspective on gun violence and gun control as both an Orthodox Christian and a long-time member of the NRA. But first, this past month, a Russian Orthodox Bell was returned to Alaska after more...

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Turkey uncovers alleged plot to assassinate Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Turkey uncovers alleged plot to assassinate Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

5/10/2013 – The Order of Saint Andrew expresses grave concern and outrage at the recently uncovered plot to assassinate His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on May 29th–the 560th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople. The personal safety and security concerns of His All-Holiness have been conveyed to the highest levels...

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Christian Response to Saturday Night Live & DJesus Uncrossed

Christian Response to Saturday Night Live & DJesus Uncrossed

Saturday Night Live went too far when it portrayed Jesus as a blood thirsty murderer. So says a national Christian group that’s so upset by what they saw that they have asked NBC for an apology and have launched a video taking the network to task.

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Starting Over

Starting Over

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched—this we proclaim concerning the Word of life. I John 1:1. Dear Faithful, It is time for a new beginning in the way we...

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Aurora, Colorado: Was God in the Theater?

Aurora, Colorado: Was God in the Theater?

The Aurora shooting at ‘Dark Knight Rises’ screening in Colorado left 12 dead and over 50 injured. National Christian Group tackles the big question – Was God in the theater?

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Morality and Video Games

Morality and Video Games

Sponsored By: Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI) http://radio.myocn.net/podcast/CRTL/On_Air/crtl111211wv.mp3 Dr. Randa Anderson, a licensed psychologist with the Orthodox Christian Counseling Institute (OCCI), talks with Fr. Chris regarding coping strategies during the stress of the holidays.  Reasonable expectations and proper planning aren’t the only answers.  There is so much more! And keep listening for...

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