Join the Conversation: For the Life of the World

Join the Conversation: For the Life of the World

The new document, entitled For the Life of the World:  Toward an Orthodox Social Ethos, was recently endorsed by the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The culmination of work over two years by a special commission of theologians (clergy and laity, men and women), appointed by His...

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Philoptochos Holds Webinar Training for Social Services

Philoptochos Holds Webinar Training for Social Services

The women of Philoptochos are often called for a variety of requests.  Parish families are often in great need but embarrassed to ask for financial help. Hospitals call the church when they have Greek-speaking patients. It may seem everyone has a GOFUNDME account. With great resources comes greater responsibilities. Is...

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High-Speed Internet Spreads Evil, Says Prominent Russian Orthodox Bishop

High-Speed Internet Spreads Evil, Says Prominent Russian Orthodox Bishop

Modern technology brings with it positive and negative consequences. How should Christians respond to and use the internet? Recent remarks from His Eminence Metropolitan Clement of Kaluga and Borovsk have caused a spirited discussion in some circles. What do you think? High-speed internet spreads evil, says prominent Russian Orthodox cleric RT.com...

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Orthodox countries should reject Western legal, political, and moral values, says Russian Orthodox official

Orthodox countries should reject Western legal, political, and moral values, says Russian Orthodox official

Moscow (November 29, Interfax) – The Moscow Patriarchate has called on Orthodox countries, including Russia, not to change in dialogue with the European Union under its influence, but suggests that the EU change instead. “Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Greece, Serbia, and Bulgaria – representatives of the most powerful civilization –...

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Shame to Those That … Feed Their Babies?

Shame to Those That … Feed Their Babies?

“Rejoice with Jerusalem and be glad for her, all you who love her … for you will nurse and be satisfied at her comforting breasts; you will drink deeply and delight in her overflowing abundance” (Isaiah 66:10-11). I came across an Orthodox Christian message board the other day, which for...

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